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A scar can develop on your skin from any number of different sources. Most are the result of a wound. Yet a harsh burn or acne can also cause prominent scars that raise up from the even plane of the skin. These types of scars, especially if they are on the face or another visible part of the body, can have a significant adverse effect on your self-esteem.

The exact nature and severity of the scar will determine the treatment method that Dr. Oliver P. Simmons advocates.

Many minor raised scars can be visibly reduced by dermabrasion and laser resurfacing treatments. These methods are used to make the scars less prominent by removing part of the upper dermal layers with an abrading tool or a special laser light. While some remnant of the scar will remain, it will be smoother and less visible to the casual observer.

While it can often be performed on an outpatient basis, it’s best to plan on taking a few days off from work and other strenuous activities after the dermabrasion or laser resurfacing treatment. This will allow your skin to heal quickly and minimize any postoperative complications.

Dr. Oliver P. Simmons will inform you of any other specific aftercare measures needed to help speed the recovery process.

If you live in the Lexington, South Carolina, area and you are contemplating scar removal or remediation, you should call 803-490-7644 to set up a consultation at Simmons Plastic Surgery.