Scar Reduction

At BodyScaping we understand the psychological and social issues surrounding acne scars surgical scars, and stretch marks.

We live in a very beauty conscious society and it makes it harder to fit in, let alone excel, when you have scars or marks on your face that are visible at all times or when you are prevented from wearing low cut jeans or that really hot bikini because of abdominal or breast stretch marks or scars. Scaring of the skin occurs for many reasons, some very apparent and some not so much so. For men some scars will be ignored for the most part, like scars generally covered by clothes, some might be considered macho or manly and may be displayed with pride, and some will be detrimental and possibly life altering, like deep acne scars. For women almost all scars are considered undesirable although some are easily tolerated and some less so. Examples of tolerable scars might be small joint surgeries and c-section scars; less tolerable are breast augmentation scars that are not perfectly placed and visible and for those women who prefer for the augmentation not have that visible evidence. Scars which really are not tolerated well might include acne scars,plastic surgery scars, breast reductions, and facial scars.
Everyone would have those fixed if they could. We do have the ability to help decrease the appearance of many different types of scars. Acne scars on the face, neck, chest or back can pretty much disappear. Stretch marks can be eliminated for the most part and surgical scars, well, many we can help with and a few we can’t. A skin care consultation is the best way to find out.
This is not a quick fix. It takes several treatments, time, and really good skin care, but, in most cases we can revise the scar to totally eliminate it or at least greatly minimize it’s appearance.
Most scars can be removed, hidden, covered, or disguised.
Almost all scars can be effectively treated to minimize their appearance. Certainly some more easily than others, and some more
quickly than others, but, given time and patience just about anything can be done.

  • Starting at $150
Acne Scars
Ice Pick Scars
Deep pits, that are the most common and a classic sign of acne scarring.
Box car scars
Angular scars that usually occur on the temple and cheeks, and can be either superficial or Tdeep, these are similar to chickenpox scars.
Rolling scars
Scars that give the skin a wave-like appearance.
Hypertrophic scars
Thickened, or keloid scars.These treatments are usually done at 3 month intervals until the scars have disappeared to your satisfaction. This is an invasive laser treatment, however, does not usually have any down time. We recommend letting us help you get rid of any acne first so the process will not have to be repeated.
Acne scars are the result of inflammation within the dermis brought on by acne. The scar is created by the wound destroying or damaging part of the collagen underlying and supporting the skin. Acne scars, while some of the most devastating emotionally, psychologically & socially; yet some of the easiest to treat. Generally, in time these scars will disappear almost completely.
Surgical & Accident Scars
Scars on the face, chest, & back, breast augmentation or reduction, abdomen, buttocks and legs; almost all can be removed or disguised. These types of scars typically come with some combination of five factors. They can be raised, level, or depressed, and either not so bad or really ugly. There doesn't really seem to be a lot in between. Flat or depressed scars are certainly the easiest and raised scars (hypertropic and keloid) are the most difficult and the slowest to resolve and usually the most expensive. Often, especially with abdominoplasty and breast reduction scars, there are color changes along the scar. When removing these scars it is necessary to remove the color as an extra step. We recommend a consultation appointment so we can evaluate your scar and give you our best estimate of what will be required to remove the scar.
Stretch Marks
After a certain age, our bodies undergo a radical change from a pre-pubescent childlike structure to a mature teen and then adult form. This change can have certain physical adaptations to our bodies, one of the most common being stretch marks. Stretch marks often appear during the vulnerable teen years when we are not only growing taller, but outwards as well.

Teen stretch marks are not just a result of general weight gain, but, especially for girls, appear as the hips widen and breasts grow. The physical appearance of teen stretch marks is purple-like or white markings very similar to a scar. The psychological imprint stretch marks on a teen, however, are usually moderately to severely negative self-image. Society has a standard of perfection, and stretch marks are considered unsightly. For teens, being at a vulnerable age, acquiring stretch marks has a huge impact on self esteem and can make them subject to teasing and torment.

Stretch marks form when the muscles, or in many cases, fat underneath the skin grows faster than the delicate surface can. Our skin is flexible, to a certain extent, but by either overeating, massive muscle gains, or sometimes genetics, the skin literally stretches in an attempt to catch up, resulting in a deeper, off colored portion of skin, a.k.a. a stretch mark.
Safe ways for teens to prevent stretch marks would be regular, healthy exercise and stretching. By exercising regularly, you prevent fat from accumulating in areas prone to stretch marks, and by stretching you give your skin more opportunity to expand if necessary, without having the need to “stretch.” Additionally regular breast massage with moisturizing lotion can help soften and relax the skin helping to minimize the appearance of
stretch marks. The genetic component you cannot fix.

Lastly, if you are a teen who has stretch marks, don’t fret. Millions of people worldwide have stretch marks, it is a natural result of many lifestyles and genetics, and you are definitely not alone. Additionally, there are things you can do to drastically minimize the appearance of your stretch marks over time. The question is “are you tired of these marks and scars limiting you and are you ready to get rid of them now?” Men and women are both subject to getting stretch marks. Generally men get stretch marks from rapid weight gain or body building and usually on the shoulders, abdomen, or thighs. Women on the other hand can attribute theirs to rapid weight gain, especially during adolescence, and pregnancy. Usually women's stretch marks are most apparent on the breast, hips, abdomen, and thighs. No mater where stretch marks occur they can be dealt with.

This is a fractionated laser treatment repeated at 6 month intervals. This is an invasive laser treatment, however, does not usually have any down time.
Cover Ups
Sometimes it is more expedient to cover a scar. Often this is done during the longer removal processes when someone has a special function to attend or perhaps a vacation to the beach. At BodyScaping we have used Henna tattoos, and tanning solution for short term coverage of prominent scars.