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What Are Scars?

Scars are the result of your body’s remarkable healing process. Composed mainly of collagen, a vital protein, scar tissue forms to repair and bridge gaps in damaged skin caused by injuries. As wounds heal, the body produces this collagen-rich tissue to restore the skin’s integrity. Scars can vary in appearance, texture, and symptoms. At Wound and Burn Centers of America, we specialize in treating scars from various causes with innovative techniques and therapies.

Signs & Symptoms Of Scars:

  • Flat, lumpy, sunken, or colored, depending on the type and severity
  • Painful, sensitive, itchy, or tender to the touch
  • May restrict your range of motion (particularly keloid scars)
  • May have textural irregularities (rough, smooth, or uneven)
  • May be lighter or darker than the surrounding skin (hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation)
  • May vary in size, ranging from small, localized scars to larger areas of scar tissue
  • May persist for months or years after the initial injury or wound
Image of scar tissues before scar treatment in Los Angeles.
image of collagen synthesis as part of scar treatment in Los Angeles.

The Types Of Scars We Treat

Our scar treatment in Los Angeles covers the following:

  • Scars associated with complex wounds
  • Scars associated with surgical incisions
  • Burn scars
  • Keloid scars
  • Hypertrophic scars
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmented (dark) scars

Difference Between Keloid & Hypertrophic Scars

Keloid Scars

Keloid scars are pathologic scars that extend beyond the wounded area, often affecting normal movement. They appear raised above the skin’s surface and can be lumpy, firm, and discolored. Unlike hypertrophic scars, keloids grow and spread beyond the initial wound due to an overproduction of collagen during the healing process.

Hypertrophic Scars

Hypertrophic scars are raised scars that remain within the boundaries of the initial wound. They have a raised appearance above the skin’s surface but do not extend beyond the wounded area like keloid scars. Hypertrophic scars are caused by an overproduction of collagen during the healing process, resulting in their distinct appearance.

Our Comprehensive Approach To Scar Treatment

At Wound and Burn Centers of America, we adopt a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to scar treatment in Los Angeles. Our range of therapies includes non-surgical and minimally invasive options designed to address various types of scars. With access to cutting-edge technologies and exclusive products, we can effectively treat even the most challenging scars. Our treatments aim to reduce scar size, improve its appearance, and, in some cases, minimize scar formation during the wound healing process through preventative measures.

Biological picture of the body's links neurons as it applies to scar treatment in Los Angeles.
Laser as part of scar treatment in Los Angeles.

Laser Scar Treatment

Laser scar treatment utilizes light energy to enhance the symptoms, appearance, texture, and pliability of various types of scars. The concentrated light energy is absorbed by the scar tissue, triggering a cascade of cellular responses that promote collagen remodeling and skin rejuvenation. This innovative technology allows us to effectively target scars and achieve remarkable improvements in their overall quality.


Microneedling involves using small, sterilized needles to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin. By creating controlled micro-injuries, this technique triggers the body’s natural healing response, promoting the remodeling and regeneration of skin cells. This process is an aspect of scar treatment in Los Angeles because it greatly helps improve the symptoms, appearance, texture, and pliability of scars, resulting in smoother, firmer, and more toned skin.

Needs used in microneedling as part of scar treatment in Los Angeles.

Microdermabrasion, specifically diamond-tip or crystal-tip microdermabrasion, is a procedure that gently removes the top layer of skin through a “sanding” technique. This process exfoliates the skin, resulting in the softening and smoothing of the treated area. By eliminating the outermost layer, microdermabrasion can enhance the appearance of scars, promoting a more even and rejuvenated skin texture.

Corticosteroid injections involve the direct injection of corticosteroid medication into the scar tissue. This treatment works by suppressing inflammation and reducing collagen production in the scar. By softening the scar tissue and decreasing its size, corticosteroid injections can effectively improve the appearance of hard scars. The medication helps to modulate the healing response, leading to a reduction in scar thickness and improved scar flexibility.

Collagen injections assist in scar treatment in Los Angeles. They involve the injection of collagen beneath the skin to replenish the body’s natural collagen that has been lost. Collagen is a key structural protein that provides support and elasticity to the skin. By introducing additional collagen, the treatment helps to restore volume, improve skin texture, and reduce the appearance of depressed scars. The injected collagen integrates with the surrounding tissue, promoting a more rejuvenated appearance.

Silicone Therapy: Silicone ointment or gel sheets applied to scars can have a beneficial effect. They create a protective barrier, hydrate the skin, and maintain an optimal healing environment. Silicone helps to reduce scar redness, flatten raised scars, and minimize their size by regulating collagen production. They can also prevent scars from forming.

Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is a skin depigmentation agent that inhibits melanin synthesis. It is used to lighten dark scars by reducing the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color. By suppressing melanin production, hydroquinone can help fade hyperpigmented scars, making them blend more harmoniously with the surrounding skin tone.

Compression therapy is used in scar treatment in Los Angeles. Using custom pressure garments like elastic bandages, dressings, or stockings, compression therapy applies pressure to a wound during the healing process. This helps to prevent excessive scar formation or reduces the size of existing scars. By applying controlled pressure, compression therapy promotes proper wound healing and supports the remodeling of scar tissue. Additionally, massage therapy can break up scar tissue and allow it to remodel.

Cryosurgery is a technique that involves freezing the top layers of skin to reduce the size of scars. By subjecting the scarred tissue to extremely cold temperatures, cryosurgery causes controlled destruction of the abnormal cells, leading to their removal. This process prompts the body’s healing response, promoting the growth of healthy skin cells and resulting in a reduction in scar size and improved overall appearance.

Punch grafts involve the replacement of scarred skin with small skin grafts. In this procedure, a small circular tool is used to remove the scar tissue, creating a hole. The removed scar is then replaced with a small piece of healthy skin, typically taken from the back of the earlobe. Punch graft scar treatment in Los Angeles helps to reconstruct the scarred area with healthy skin, improving its appearance and texture.

Why Choose Wound and Burn Centers
of America for Your Scar Treatment?

Wound and Burn Centers of America stands as the premier choice for scar prevention and treatment. Led by board-certified wound healing specialists, we are pioneers in the field of scar treatment, having developed and contributed to cutting-edge advancements used worldwide. With unparalleled training and expertise, we possess an in-depth understanding of the healing process, scar formation, and restoring the body’s form and function. As leaders in the field, we have the knowledge and innovative technologies to transform your scars.

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