Scars form as a result of the skin trying to repair itself after a trauma. Traumatic events include inflammation, surgery, infection, or accidents. They may form anywhere on the body and may appear flat, sunken, lumpy, raised, or discolored. They may be painful, numb, or itchy. The final appearance of the scar is influenced by many factors including: the patients age, duration of the scar, the type of wound, direction of the scar on the body, location of the scar, the patient’s genetics, and the patient’s nutritional status. There is no way to make a scar disappear, but the appearance of scars can be significantly reduced.
Dr. Rokhsar utilizes a variety of techniques to treat scars, and is well versed the multitude of technological advances in scar revision. He was involved in the research and development of the Fraxel laser, which is the gold standard in scar revision laser technology.
The Fraxel Re:Store and Fraxel Re:Pair lasers are used to resurface scars. The principle of resurfacing is that old skin is ablated, encouraging new skin and collagen to be formed. By laying down microscopic treatment zones surrounded by untreated tissue, recovery and healing time is significantly reduced.
The V-Beam laser is used to treat redness.
Cortisone Injections are used to flatten keloid scars.