Dr. Pearl has been treating scars in the lower extremity for 5 years with lasers. Many methods are available to lessen the appearance of scarring, and the one used will depend on the severity of the scar. Non-surgical methods include lasers, dermabrasion, and chemical peels. Deeper scars sometimes require surgery to remove.
Laser is an attractive option because there is very little discomfort associated with the treatment. The treatments may extend from 2-5 sessions depending on the nature of the scar. The cost of the treatments depends on the size of the scar and is not covered by insurance as it is considered cosmetic.