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Sometimes minor scrapes, cuts, burns, and lacerations can still affect the skin’s appearance, long after the initial wound has healed. This can be especially disconcerting if a scar appears on a highly visible part of your body like the hands, face, or shoulders.

If a noticeable scar is having a significant negative impact on your self-image, you should consider setting up a consultation appointment at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists’s cosmetic surgery clinic. During this appointment, Dr. Natalie Driessen and her associates can assess the severity of the scar and help you understand the most effective methods for reducing its visible impact.

In some of these cases, Dr. Natalie Driessen might recommend a laser resurfacing treatment to alter the appearance of a small or slightly raised scar. This simple outpatient treatment is designed to remove a modest amount of the upper dermal layers.

While it might not fully remove the scar, the laser resurfacing will likely lessen its appearance while also smoothing the area. Dr. Natalie Driessen and her staff will provide you with any necessary recovery measures. This might include applying a topical antibiotic cream and routine bandage changes for a few days.

If you live in the Palm Desert, California, area and you have an unappealing scar that you should like reduced, you should call (760) 773-6616 to set up a laser resurfacing consultation at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists.