Scars often prove challenging to treat, which is why choosing the right doctor is so important. While scars never completely disappear, we can significantly reduce their size and improve your appearance. The exact treatment depends on your scar. The doctors in the Stanford Health Care Dermatologic Surgery program provide a complete range of treatments for scars, including:
- Steroid injections to reduce inflammation (also for keloid and hypertrophic scars)
- Laser resurfacing to directly target the collagen in the skin's dermis layer and reduce recovery time (for keloid scars)
- Surgical removal to change the scar's shape and make it less noticeable (for keloid scars)
Learn more about our laser resurfacing or skin lesion surgery.