The natural process of healing from a scar when you operate is actually one of evolution where it actually is going to improve over time. So sometimes, you don't have to anything and most of the time, you don't have to do anything. The beauty of my background and training is I'm also trained in laser surgery and I can do things such as lasers to get rid of some of the redness if patients are in a hurry to get rid of the redness. If there’s any contour irregularities, you can take a laser and smooth the edges a little bit. So, you really have a lot of options when you're an expert in different fields, and you can use those to help you to optimize your cosmetic outcome when you have surgery.

The Best Treatments for Scars

Doctor Shawn Allen speaks to the role of lasers in treating scars.