Scar & Stretch Marks
A scar is formed when skin heals after an injury. Many factors determine whether an injury will result in a scar, including one’s age, gender and ethnicity, coupled with the severity and location of the trauma. There are many different types of scars, including acne scars, keloids (raised, hyper-pigmented and beyond the bounds of the original injury) and hypertrophic (like keloid scars, but not extending beyond the scope of the original injury).
Striae, also known as stretch marks, often occur on a woman’s belly during pregnancy, but may also occur anywhere on the body as the result of a growth spurt or change in weight. Initially, these lines are red or purple, and eventually they fade to white or silver.
Dr. Hooper and Dr. Jackson use a variety of treatments to improve the appearance of scars and striae, including injectable corticosteroids, surgical subcision, injectable fillers, Fraxel, and Excel V. They will discuss which option is best for you.
Lasers can be very effective in improving the appearance of scars. Excel V can reduce the redness in new scars, acne scars, and hypertrophic scars. Fraxel Re:Store can diminish or fade hypertrophic scars, acne scars, and striae (stretch marks).
A bruise is a common skin discoloration that results from the breakage of tiny blood vessels leaking under the skin after an injury. Blood beneath the skin collects near the surface to appear as what we recognize as a black and blue mark.
Our Excel V laser targets the blood and helps the body break it down and absorb it much faster than it would on its own. If you have a bruise and would like to expedite the healing, this is a great treatment for you!
Before & After Photos
Laser Vascular Treatments
Fraxel Re:Store Laser Treatments