Why do scars form?
Scars form through a variety of circumstances, including accidents, skin conditions like acne, surgical scarring, or as a result of certain diseases. When recovering from an injury or skin condition, your skin cells produce collagen at a quicker rate than your body’s natural collagen production. This action is done to repair the wound. As a result, the scarred skin typically appears thicker and less flexible than the surrounding, unblemished skin.
The appearance of a scar can vary, depending on what caused it, how your body heals, your natural skin tone, and the location on your body. Scars may be flat, raised (also called a keloid scar), or depressed. They can also vary in size, texture, and color.
How can Radiance Medical Spa help me?
Different types of scars require different treatments. Your age, natural skin tone, and how long you have had your scar will also affect the type of treatment you need. Luckily, the team at Radiance Medical Spa has the training and experience to determine:
- What type of scar you have
- If it is likely to fade with time
- When to treat it for best results
- Which treatment option is right for you
To have your scar(s) evaluated, and to receive a potential treatment plan, schedule a consultation today. We provide ICON laser skin revitalization and resurfacing.
Request a consultation in Iowa City/Coralville
Schedule an appointment at Radiance Medical Spa to get a skin assessment from skin experts and a custom treatment plan. Our goal is to help you feel as confident in your skin and body as possible. We know that you will leave our practice feeling completely revitalized. Call (319) 337-3193 or fill out the request form on our site to get started.