Types of Scars and Their Treatments

Scar treatment is not a simple process. Multiple factors need consideration before choosing the best approach. Surgeons and skincare professionals require detailed information to determine the type of scar needing treatment and the approach necessary to soften its visibility. The severity of scar tissue, size and depth of the wound, and the patient’s age and current health status all get taken into account before choosing which procedure will deliver the best results. 

Dermal Fillers

Hyaluronic acid is a natural component that supports the skin by attracting and retaining moisture. Many dermal fillers incorporate this sugar to add plumpness to voids and hollows in facial areas. These injectables are also suitable to soften fine lines and wrinkles. You can reduce the appearance of acne scarring by having dermal fillers injected under the skin tissue. These injections will plump up the skin adjacent to the scar and diminish its visibility. 

You should note that dermal fillers are a temporary fix to facial blemishes, as the body will absorb the product after a few months to two years. Additional sessions can continue the results until you decide on a more permanent approach. 

Laser Surgery Treatment 

For patients interested in taking a more permanent approach, laser treatments could fit the bill. This treatment requires a consultation with a skin evaluation and physical check-up. Then, Dr. Dreyfuss can recommend the proper laser treatment for skin type and scar reduction. A laser treatment will transform the scar tissue so it can blend into the adjacent skin and become less obvious. These treatments use advanced technology that can provide outstanding results when performed by certified health care professionals. Multiple sessions may be necessary.


This straightforward approach removes the damaged skin surface, allowing for the fresh, supple, underlying skin to emerge. Various treatments can accomplish removing the dead and damaged skin layer while promoting the body’s natural healing process. They include the following.

Chemical Peels

As the name indicates, a chemical peel will use chemical compounds to remove scar tissue. This approach sloughs off damaged skin tissue to reveal a new skin layer. There will be some redness and irritation during the peeling process.


We can boost collagen production with a gentle stream of tiny particles that exfoliate the outer layer of damaged skin while providing a fresh, radiant skin glow. Because microdermabrasion removes small amounts of skin, results are immediate. Treatment sites include the face, neck, chest, back, arms, and hands. 

Vivace Microneedling

The establishment of the advanced Vivace Microneedling with radiofrequency promotes skin rejuvenation to a higher level in the Chicago area. This innovative procedure is 100% natural, linking two established technologies into one procedure. Patients see improvement in anti-aging and the reduction of scarring, wrinkles, stretch marks, and more. 

If you want to address scarring resulting from injury, acne, or surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dreyfuss today.