Scarring is a natural part of the healing process after injury, and can occur as a result of trauma, acne, burns or surgery. Although most scars are not bothersome, when they are in an obvious location (such as the face and neck) they can be disfiguring and affect your self-esteem. Until recently there have been very limited solutions, other than surgical revision. Fractional lasers in combination with other devices and procedures can dramatically improve the appearance of all types of scars in all skin types.
**Dr. Markarian offers a complementary laser scar reduction treatment to all his patients after surgery to further optimize outcomes.
Stretch marks (or striae) represent a linear scar in the dermis (mid-skin) and thinning of the epidermis (overlying skin). Stretch marks are caused by rapid stretching of the skin that results in tearing of the dermis (below the skin surface). There have been no successful treatments until the development of fractional laser technologies which can repair the tear without burning a hole in the skin. We have all the latest fractional laser technologies that are safe on all skin types to improve the appearance of stretch marks. Similar to scars, a series of treatments with cutting-edge fractional lasers can improve the appearance of stretch marks by thickening the skin and repairing the tissue. Not all patients respond to the treatments equally, so a consultation will determine if you are a good candidate.