What Are Atrophic Scars?
An atrophic scar develops when the skin cannot regenerate tissue correctly. Unlike keloids and hypertrophic scars, atrophic scars are indented in appearance due to healing that occurs below the expected layer of skin. This type of scar is most commonly associated with chickenpox or acne, although they also form as the result of having a mole removed or after types of surgery including MOHS reconstruction.
There are three distinct types of atrophic scar. Atrophic scars that have the appearance of a deep pore are known as icepick scars. Flat-bottomed scars that resemble chickenpox scars are defined as boxcar scars. Finally, rolling scars are identified by a lack of distinct edges and are typically located around the cheeks.
Atrophic Scar Treatments
The type of treatment that Dr. Kenrick Spence recommends will depend on which of the three types of scars is identified during consultation. In some cases, patients may need a number of treatments at the International Keloid & Scar Treatment Center for atrophic scars.
As with all scar treatments, there are risks associated with the attempted removal of atrophic scars. Dr. Spence will fully discuss any associated risks and potential outcomes of atrophic scar treatment during a virtual consultation.
Individualized Treatment Plan for Atrophic Scars
Patients are advised to take advantage of a virtual consultation with Dr. Kenrick Spence or a member of his team. They can have atrophic scars assessed for effective and long-lasting treatment options. All treatment plans are individualized, so Dr. Spence will make recommendations on a case-by-case basis. In all circumstances, the International Keloid & Scar Treatment Center will explore all treatment options and recommend the most effective option for you.
If you have had a previous consultation or treatment for atrophic scars that was unsuccessful, Dr. Spence would like to hear from you. At the International Keloid & Scar Treatment Center, we are committed to finding solutions to address even the most complex cases involving atrophic scars. Our Orlando office is situated in a location easily accessible for patients arriving for treatment from all over the world. You will find that Dr. Spence and his team provide a warm and friendly welcome to patients from every background. We are your dedicated atrophic scar specialist in Orlando, Florida.
Contact our office today to learn more about the treatment options available to you for the removal of atrophic scars at the International Keloid & Scar Treatment Center. Our team looks forward to helping you start a new chapter in your life with renewed confidence and a rejuvenated look.