Almost everyone has some kind of scar. Whether it be from a stumble as a kid, or an accident, there are some times when the skin does not fully heal. When this happens, we are left with a reminder of the incident. Most people do not want the constant reminder, so they turn to scar therapy. Patients in the Dr. Phillips, Bay Hill, Windermere, Lake Buena Vista, and Orlando areas are invited to learn more about your scar treatment options at Orlando Dermatology.
What is scar therapy?
Scar therapy is a course of treatment that works to heal the scar more effectively, without the discomfort of other treatments. While there are many ways to do this, Orlando dermatology offers medical grade gels that hydrate the skin to reduce the appearance of scars. These treatment options can provide the skin with a more uniform color around the scar, as well as soften and flatten any raised scars.
What are my options?
This FDA approved scar treatment is a gel that is applied to the scar daily. Its quick-drying, water-resistant formula allows you to apply it and go about your day without needing to reapply. bioCorneum®+ works to reduce the itching and discomfort that generally comes with scar healing, while also reducing redness and discoloration. This treatment is also SPF 30, preventing any sunburns or dryness due to sun exposure on the treatment area.
This medical grade gel creates a flexible barrier when applied. It moves with your body as it protects and hydrates the treatment area. PurSil® also stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that is part of the body’s natural healing process. As more collagen is produced, it takes over the area where the scar is, reducing discoloration and the rough texture of the scar. Most patients see a change in their scar after 21 days of treatment, with optimal results being seen after 2-3 months of daily application.
How do I know which one is right for me?
Before recommending any course of treatment, we invite you to come in for a consultation. During this time, a member of our staff will examine the scar and ask some questions to determine your eligibility to these treatment options. Based on the information we receive, we will then recommend the treatment option that is best suited for you and explain the plan in full detail so you understand the entire process.
Are you tired of seeing your scar every time you look in the mirror? Do you want natural, long-lasting results from your treatment? If so, scar therapy at Orlando Dermatology may be the treatment for you. Our friendly staff is ready to answer any questions you may have concerning your options. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.