Reducing the Appearance of Scars in Darker Skin Colors

Published on January 3, 2017 by
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In the past, people with darker skin colors were more apprehensive about receiving surgery because of the increased risk of noticeable scarring. The abundance of melanin, the pigment in the skin that creates a darker complexion, increased the chance of adverse results.

Advancements in medicine and innovative new procedures have opened up a world of possibilities. A wide array of highly effective and minimally invasive procedures can provide those with darker skin colors with high-quality results without an increased risk of scarring. Modern topical creams, scar-revision treatments, injectable medications, and pressure therapy can also treat and eliminate the appearance of scars.

Explore the vast world of procedures and treatments available to you and you will find the perfect procedure that can provide you with excellent results without increasing your risk of scarring. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Joseph.

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