Most everyone gets scars at some time in their life. These come from injuries in the skin, some scars go away with time, but others are permanent. Although this gives a certain uniqueness, some people hate the look of their scars and feel it obstructs their appearance. When you injure your skin, the body starts to naturally repair the damage. When repairing a deep wound, the body creates new tissue that is thicker than the skin, this becomes a scar. Most scars are flat and tend to look wrinkles. There are various types of scars that can occur. If you wish to remove your scars, come into Essential Dermatology to get a consultation with Dr. Krathen. At this consultation, he can examine your skin and help to choose the best treatment for you.

Types of Scars

  • Acne Scars: Deep pits in the skin or pigmented areas from previous acne breakouts.
  • Contracture Scars: Appears after a burn. This can affect the muscles and nerves.
  • Hypertrophic Scars: Raised, red scars.
  • Keloid: Raised scars that extend beyond the injured area

How Are Scars Treated?

If you wish to treat your scars, Dr. Krathen can help to recommend a treatment. There are many different types of scar treatments. Some include lasers, microneedling, chemical peels, or some serums. The types of scar treatments that we offer at essential Dermatology are:

Meet Dr. Michael Krathen

Dr. Michael Krathen is a board-certified dermatologist with more than a decade of medical training and experience. A specialist in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, he uses expertise, collaboration, and compassion to help people of all ages discover their healthiest and most radiant skin.

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Schedule a Consultation

To get started on finding the right treatment for your scars, talk to Dr. Krathen at Essential Dermatology. Although scars are harmless, they can be annoying and cause you to feel self-conscious. Come into Essential Dermatology to get started on your journey to a more confident you. Call our office at (508) 827-2615  or request a consultation by filling out our online form. To book an appointment, schedule your visit as a new patient using our online scheduler or as an existing patient using the Mass General Brigham Patient Gateway.

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