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Scar Treatment in Macon, GA

Men and women who are concerned with unsightly scars can visit the Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, which is led by Dr. Joshua R. Groves. Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Groves has helped men and women in Macon, Warner Robins, Houston County, Bibb County and the surrounding area eliminate or reduce the effects of scars since 2009.

What is Scar Treatment?

Scar treatment can refer to a number of techniques that is designed to drastically reduce the appearance of scars via:

  • Topical ointments
  • Laser therapy

 Surgical Procedures

    • Laser Genesis – an effective treatment for the removal of acne scars or scars that are caused by burns, injury, trauma, or surgery. The procedure involves the use of a special hand piece to deliver laser waves into the deepest layers of your skin. Several treatments may be needed to provide you with the best possible results, and each treatment should be scheduled around four weeks apart to give skin plenty of time to recover.
       

       

Benefits of Scar Treatment

Many people elect to undergo scar treatment because they have unsightly scars on their hands, face, or another area of the body that is difficult to cover up. Some raised scars may also be uncomfortable because they interfere with clothing. By treating scars, you can regain your self-confidence and eliminate any discomfort that is caused by scars.

Requirements for Scar Treatment

Nearly anyone can use a topical cream or undergo a laser procedure. However, there are stricter requirements for anyone wishing to undergo scar treatment surgery, as certain health conditions may increase the difficulty of the procedure.

Is Scar Treatment Right for Me?

You may be a good candidate for scar treatment if you are bothered by one or more unusual scars. However, you must have healthy skin that is likely to respond to the treatment.

How Involved is the Scar Treatment?

Topical ointments and laser therapy are both non-invasive treatments, however, surgery will require at least local anesthesia and one or more incisions. The recovery time for scar treatment surgeries is individually based on the extensiveness of the surgery and the size of the scar that is being removed.

How Long is the Recovery After Scar Treatment?

No recovery is needed when using topical ointments, although you must be on the lookout for any unusual discomfort. There may be some slight swelling present after a laser treatment, but this will subside within a few days. Surgery may result in longer downtime than non-invasive treatments. Over-the-counter medication could be needed to reduce swelling and help you manage your discomfort.

How Much Does Scar Treatment Cost?

Topical ointments are fairly inexpensive while laser treatments and surgery cost more. The cost of your scar treatment will depend on the procedure that’s needed. During your consultation, we will discuss the cost, and go over our payment options to find one that best suits your needs.

Some procedures may be covered by medical insurance. Our staff is experienced in matters pertaining to insurance, and will work with your carrier to get you maximum coverage. In the event a procedure is not covered, we offer financing through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™Credit. We will be happy to assist in filling out the necessary application, or you may apply on the CareCredit® website prior to your appointment. We work with SunTrust Bank to offer low, fixed interest rate loans to patients with good to excellent credit for all cosmetic procedures, and also accept cash, personal checks, MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, and Discover® Card.

If you live in Macon, Warner Robins, Houston County, Bibb County or surrounding communities and are concerned about the appearance of unusual scars, visit the Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to find out if scar treatment is right for you. Contact Dr. Groves today for your scar revision consultation.

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