Surgical And Acne Scar Treatment

Dr. Slater & Ventura Medical Aesthetics

Aesthetics & Internal Medicine located in Ventura, CA

As if having acne during your teen years weren’t enough, now as an adult, shadows of it remain as scars. At Ventura Medical Aesthetics, you can find a solution to scarring with surgical and acne scar treatments. From innovative and pain reduced laser treatments to injections, Susan Slater, MD, MPH, can reduce the appearance of scars on your face and body, making you feel more comfortable in your skin and in your life. If you live in Ventura, California, and want to finally erase your scars, call Dr. Slater’s office today or go online to book your appointment.

Surgical and Acne Scar Treatment Q & A

What causes scarring?

Scarring is the result of your skin’s natural healing process. When your skin becomes damaged, whether from a trauma, a surgery, or as the result of acne, the body creates and uses a tough fiber, called collagen, to reconnect the tissue.

Scars form in different ways resulting in four primary scar types:


  • Keloid scars: These scars form aggressively and grow beyond the scope of your injury
  • Contracture scars: These scars tighten on your skin, hinder mobility, and are common after burns
  • Hypertrophic scars: These scars form red, raised bumps above the injured areas
  • Acne scars: Scars formed from acne may appear like pits or waves in the skin

Although many scars fade as they age, others do not, and may even become worse.

What are common scar treatments?

They type of scar and its appearance often determine the best treatment methods. At Ventura Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Slater and her team offer multiple scar treatment solutions. Depending on your specific needs, she may recommend:

  • Prescription creams or ointments
  • IPL Icon treatments
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Dermal fillers

Along with scar treatment, Dr. Slater may discuss how to strengthen and care for your skin. When your skin is at its healthiest, it not only responds to treatment better, but it also heals quicker and scars may be less likely to form.

What does the Icon scar treatment do?

The innovative Icon laser provides a pain reduced, yet effective treatment for surgical and acne scars. A fractional laser system, the Icon is non-ablative and doesn’t damage the surface of your skin.

Using fractional laser light, the Icon focuses laser energy into your scars and causes the fibers to “fracture.” In addition, this energy stimulates the body’s natural healing process, which triggers new tissue production.

The treatment is fast and simple and requires minimal downtime. It’s also safe for all skin types. To get optimal results, Dr. Slater may recommend more than one Icon treatment spread out over a period of six months or more, depending on your case.

To learn what scar treatment is best for you, call Ventura Medical Aesthetics today. You can even go online to book your initial consultation.