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Atrophic scars or Acne Scars, which have sunken or depressed appearances below the surface of the surrounding skin, can cause many people to feel self-conscious. These scars are frequently the consequence of trauma, surgery, chickenpox, or acne.

Also known as ice pick scarring, this happens as a result of the skin’s reduced ability to renew tissue, which causes the loss of underlying tissues including muscle, fat, and collagen. These scars can vary in size and depth and are frequently identified by their pitted or crater-like appearance. Atrophic scars are categorized into various forms, each having unique characteristics, such as rolling, boxcars, and ice pick scars. Dallas board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Solomon Azouz specializes in removing atrophic scars, giving patients a chance to restore more even, smoother skin.

Types of Face Scars

Am I a Candidate for Atrophic Scar Removal?

Ideal candidates for atrophic scar removal include:

  • Individuals with depressed scars caused by acne, chickenpox, surgery, or trauma.
  • Those who are in general healthy and have reasonable expectations for the outcome.
  • Individuals who have tried non-surgical treatments, such as creams or dermal fillers, with limited success.

Benefits of Atrophic Scar Removal

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Undergoing ice pick scar removal with Dr. Azouz in Dallas offers several benefits:

  • Enhanced appearance of the skin with a smoother texture.
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem.
  • Lasting enhancement as compared to temporary fillers.

How do I treat atrophic scars?

There are various methods for removing acne scars, depending on the type and degree of scarring. Dr. Azouz might recommend a combination of one or more of the following techniques:

  • Dermal Fillers: Injectable fillers can minimize the visibility of depressed scars by augmenting the skin’s volume.
  • Microneedling: By creating small punctures in the skin, tiny needles stimulate the body’s own healing process and collagen production, improving the skin’s texture and minimizing scarring.
  • Chemical Peels: Using a chemical solution, the skin is exfoliated and new skin cells are encouraged to grow, reducing the appearance of scars.
  • Laser Resurfacing: This method uses laser technology to remove damaged skin layers, stimulating the formation of collagen and resulting in smoother skin.

Recovery After Atrophic Scar Treatment

atrophic scar removal treatmentThe length of recovery can vary based on the procedure’s complexity and each patient. In general, patients should anticipate some mild bruising, pain, or swelling over the first few days regardless of the procedure.

Dr. Azouz will offer recommendations for wound care and recovery during your routine follow-up appointments. Most patients return to work the same day or in a few days, depending on the treatment. The appearance of the scars improves noticeably a few weeks to a few months after depending on the procedure.

Cost of Atrophic Scar Removal

The cost of atrophic scar removal varies based on factors such as the extent of the scars, the technique used, and the need for additional treatments. Dr. Azouz will give a thorough cost estimate during the initial consultation.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Azouz

Board-certified Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz provides professional care and individualized treatment strategies for patients looking for a long-term solution to atrophic scars. Smoother, more confident skin is achievable with advanced techniques and dedication to patient happiness. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call the office at (972) 702-8888 or contact us online to schedule your appointment with Dr. Azouz and take the first step towards a smoother, more confident you.

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