Scar Reduction in Fredericksburg, VA
Scars are a normal result of your body’s ability to heal wounds, but these marks on the skin can be something that you may want to hide. If you have an unwanted scar, Surgical Arts of Virginia offers scar reduction for men and women in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Richmond, Stafford, Charlottesville, and the surrounding areas of Virginia.
What is Scar Reduction?
Scars are permanent signs of an injury. While no procedure can eliminate a scar, you can make the scar less visible with scar reduction. The way that a scar forms is that your body detects a wound on the skin. This triggers a rapid response to produce collagen fibers to close the wound. Due to the fact that the fibers develop so quickly, they are laid out in a chaotic manner, unlike your normal skin that has collagen fibers in a relatively consistent pattern. Therefore, your scar has a different texture and color than the other skin. Scar reduction works by removing the damaged skin of the scar in a way that allows your body to heal the area more slowly and consistently. The result is a scar that is less noticeable.
What is the Cost of Scar Reduction in Fredericksburg, VA?
The cost of scar reduction at Surgical Arts of Virginia starts at $1,000. Your cost is based on several factors, such as the size and degree of the scar. After the consultation with Dr. Palmer, we can provide more details about the cost of your scar reduction. You can pay for the procedure by cash, personal check, money order or credit card, and we also work with CareCredit®, United Medical Credit and Prosper™ Healthcare Lending as financing options for our patients.
What Are the Benefits of Scar Reduction?
The primary benefit of scar reduction is a scar that is better camouflaged with the surrounding skin. Dr. Palmer offers non-surgical options for scar reduction, so there is little to no downtime.
Is Scar Reduction Right for Me?
If you have a scar that makes you feel self-conscious, you may be a good candidate for scar reduction. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Palmer.
How is Scar Reduction Performed?
Scar reduction is achieved in two ways. First, Dr. Palmer often recommends the Silagen Refinement System. The three-step treatment includes a silicone gel scar reduction cream that combines SPF 30 protection while enhancing skin healing to reduce scar development. He may recommend the system in conjunction with skin resurfacing, a procedure that removes the outermost damaged layers of skin.
How Does the Silagen Refinement System Work for Scar Reduction?
The Silagen Refinement System includes:
- Silicone gel that protects the healing scar from sunlight and other UV sources that may darken the scar
- Pure silicone gel to apply over the scar
- Silicone gel sheets that are used for up to four weeks
These products are used in various combinations to meet the needs of the individual patient.
What is Scar Reduction Recovery Like?
Due to the fact that no surgery is involved in our scar reduction treatments, there is little to no downtime. You will have some aftercare, but it will not interfere with your normal activities. Dr. Palmer monitors how the reduced scar is progressing and may recommend follow-up treatments until the desired improvement is achieved.
Scars can be embarrassing, especially if they are areas that are not normally covered by clothing. Dr. R. Shane Palmer offers scar reduction treatments for men and women in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Richmond, Charlottesville, and the nearby communities in Virginia. Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation.