Scars may have a different color from surrounding skin, visibly bulge, or appear as a sunken indentation. Scar repair, or scar revision, is a procedure to reduce visible scars that remain after a wound has healed. Dr. Sofonio, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, performs scar repair at his private, state-of-the-art center, Sofonio Aesthetics, which serves the areas of Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, CA.

Your Scar Removal Treatment: The Process

When you come in for a one-on-one consultation, Dr. Sofonio will conduct a thorough analysis of your skin and other related factors, including your general health status and any health conditions. The severity of the scarring will determine the procedure he recommends for you. Some of the options include the use of dermal fillers to smooth concave scars, injection of steroids such as Kenalog, topical treatments such as gels, and external compression or tapes to help smooth surface scars. Your other options include State of the Art laser treatments such as the Intense Pulsed Light or Cutera Laser technology, dermabrasion, a chemical peel, laser skin resurfacing, and the application of skin bleaching agents.

Trauma Scars

If you experience skin trauma, you may have been left with visible face or body scars. Our custom scar treatments are geared to produce the best result possible, and several treatments may be combined based on your condition.

Incision Scars

If you had a procedure that left visible scars, the appearance of the scar tissue could be reduced with one of our array of scar removal treatments, including dermabrasion, laser treatment, a chemical peel, or a customized set of treatments.

Acne Scars

Acne scars are impossible to completely hide with cosmetics and are often a source of embarrassment. These scars can be “boxcar,” or wide, boxlike sunken depressions in the skin with defined edges, “icepick” scars appearing as a narrow indentation in the skin, or “rolling scars” with broad depressions with a sloping edge. Treating acne scars may require a set of procedures, including fillers, laser skin resurfacing, a custom chemical peel, or skin bleaching agents.

Aftercare: What To Expect After Scar Treatments

Some of the effects of a surgical scar repair procedure, or other procedures such as dermabrasion and chemical peels, may lead to skin swelling, discoloration, and some level of discomfort. The healing process may take several weeks as the scar gradually refines and fades.

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Why Choose Us?

Dr. Sofonio is a very dedicated, talented, board-certified plastic surgeon who will take every measure to ensure your comfort during the procedure and recovery. He understands that visible scarring impacts your feelings of confidence and performs custom scar removal treatments to enhance your overall quality of life.

Dr. Sofonio goes above and beyond for his patients and provides the highest level of care at every phase of your scar repair treatment. He has integrity as a surgeon and as a human being that his patients feel and appreciate. They know that they can trust him to do everything possible cosmetically. He is not only a very talented, board-certified plastic surgeon, but he is also a supportive person who will work to exceed your expectations in results.

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What Can I Expect In Results?

Dr. Sofonio will be entirely honest with you about the expected results and will help to have realistic expectations about what can be achieved to reduce the appearance of your scars with treatment. Although scar repair aims to minimize and improve the appearance of scars so that they are less conspicuous, scars, especially extensive ones, cannot be removed entirely. You will see a visible improvement in the appearance of treated scars.

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