Scars Specialist

Glendale Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Glendale, CA

When patients from throughout Los Angeles want to reduce the appearance of scarring from acne, piercings or injury, the dermatologist at Glendale Dermatology offer a variety of services to reduce scarring. Appointments are available at the office in Glendale, California.

Scars Q & A

Glendale Dermatology

What is Scar Revision?

People who have scarring for any reason, such as skin cancer removal, other surgical procedures, acne, piercings, or injury may seek treatment to reduce the appearance of scarring. If the scars do not fade away on their own and have not responded to any topical treatments like cortisone or fade creams prescribed by a dermatologist, other procedures such as microneedling, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing can help to even out the tone and texture of the skin. In laser treatment, the top layer of skin is vaporized with fractionated laser technology stimulating the formation of new collagen, resulting in an even and smoother skin tone. Results are typically seen with one treatment, but for best results three or four treatments are recommended. Filler injections can also be used to fill in indentations or build collagen where the scars are.

Can the Providers at Glendale Dermatology Fix Split Earlobes?

Yes, the providers are experienced in repairing all kinds of scarring, including earlobes that have been split due to an injury or gauged piercing. Repairing a split earlobe is a minor surgery, but is typically performed in a single day with patients able to return home.

What Can I Expect During Treatment?

Your experience will depend on the kind of treatment that you and the provider agree on as the best procedure for your skin concerns. Chemical peels, microneedling, and laser treatment are all relatively quick outpatient procedures that shouldn’t take more than an hour or so of your time. Each treatment requires a certain amount of aftercare to protect the sensitive skin. In some cases, scar treatment may be surgical, where the provider will cut away the scar tissue and reattach the skin with the goal of a smaller and less noticeable mark. Some scars may be addressed with injections of fillers to raise the depressions left by acne. If you have questions about the different scar treatments and have concerns about your own scarring. Make an appointment with a provider at Glendale Dermatology for a consultation to learn about the options and treatment that will be best for you.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Glendale Dermatology, we accept PPO plans of the following insurances. We do not accept any EPO plans, HMO, or Covered California plans at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. We gladly accommodate patients without insurance who wish to pay out of pocket with discounted prices.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Cigna
Health Net
Medicare
Tricare
UMR
United Healthcare