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Scar Treatments

Scars come in many forms, which means scar treatments need to be versatile. Scars may be raised or depressed in texture, and they can be various shades of pink, red, brown, or grey.  Most scars are the result of acne, trauma, or surgery. Fortunately, scar treatments have seen a revolution in the past couple of decades. This means we can now lessen the appearance of most types of scars in just a couple of sessions.

There are multiple scar treatments, but the option that works for you will depend on the level of severity and your desired end appearance. Often, patients will complete a multi-step treatment process that reduces the appearance of scars but that also helps to improve the health of their skin. If you’re curious about how scar treatments can improve your complexion and self-confidence, visit one of our Minneapolis-area offices. We can walk you through your options and make a recommendation based on your lifestyle and skin goals.



Types of Scar Treatments

The scar treatments our doctors recommend to you will depend on the severity and cause of your scar. There are five popular and effective forms of scar treatment, each with its own benefits and disadvantages.

  • Pulsed Dye Laser Treatments: This treatment reduces the amount of pink or red pigment in a newer scar. It can also lessen the appearance of some acne, surgical, and traumatic scars.
  • Fractional Laser Treatments: This procedure lessens the raised or depressed texture found in scars, creating new collagen to soften the look of the scar.
  • YAG Laser Treatments: This treatment is used to remove grey, carbon-based scars usually caused by a traumatic event, like a fall on pavement or concrete.
  • Chemical Peels: These popular peels reduce the Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) that results from acne lesions. Peels also encourage new cell growth to lessen the appearance of the acne marks.
  • Topical Skin Care Products: Medical grade topical skin care products aid in the softening of a scar’s appearance. Carefully selected ingredients help fade the irregular pigment caused by the scar.


The Best in Scar Treatment and Care

While scar treatments can be very effective, it is important to have realistic expectations going into an appointment. If your scar is very dark, deep, or large, it won’t likely go away with just one or two procedures. That said, most scars will respond to treatment in some way, either by disappearing entirely or diminishing in appearance. Talk to your dermatologist about what to expect from your recommended scar treatments.

When to See a Doctor for Scar Treatment

At Zel Skin and Laser Specialists, we’re committed to technologies clinically proven to provide results, especially when it comes to scar treatments. Under the leadership of Dr. Brian Zelickson, we’ve invested in more than 15 different types of lasers, as no one laser is effective in treating all conditions. Our medically trained staff will work with you to determine the best corrective treatment options for your skin. Together, we’ll help you achieve and maintain your skin’s best appearance.


Contact us to schedule a consultation today at our Edina location.

*Results may vary per patient. Services vary by location. 

Before / After

*Results vary per patient.