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Scars and stretch marks

If you have a scar or stretch marks that bother you, a cosmetic treatment can help. Find out what results you can expect and what you should know before getting treatment.

Scar treatment with laser
10 things to know before having laser treatment for a scar

To get impressive results and avoid serious side effects, it’s important to know these basic facts before you have laser treatment for a scar.

Girl with problematic skin and acne scars
Acne scars: Treatment

Treatment varies with the type of acne scars you have. Find out about the different treatments that dermatologists use and what works best for each type of scar.

Woman having microneedle cosmetic treatment performed by a dermatologist
Microneedling: What you need to know

This popular, minimally invasive treatment can fade scars, stretch marks, and more. Find out what can help you get the best results.

Woman with surgery scar at her neck
Scars: Treatment

Different types of scars require different treatment. Your age and how long you’ve had the scar may also affect the types of treatment that will work best for you. It’s important to have a dermatologist examine it before it’s treated.

Scar on the elbow of the child
Will my scar go away?

Many scars will fade without treatment. Although treatment can help, it’s always best to prevent a scar whenever possible.

Applying a bandage to scraped knee
Wound care: How to minimize a scar

View tips from dermatologists for reducing the appearance of scars caused by injuries.

Female belly with pregnancy stretch marks
Stretch marks: Why they appear and how to get rid of them

A stretch mark is a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. Here’s what can help fade stretch marks more quickly than time.