Scar Info

If you have spent any time searching online for information on scars and scar treatment, you have likely been overwhelmed by the volume of information available. To help make the job of wading through all that information a bit easier, we recently submitted an article to this blog entitled “Questions to ask when choosing a non-surgical scar removal treatment”. In addition to that article we offer the following list of resources for those interested in more information:

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) – The largest, most influential dermatological association. Here you can find information related to scars and scar treatment and even locate a member Dermatologist in your area.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) – Established in 1931, this is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. It’s board certified members perform cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. On this website you can browse educational resources and locate board certified members in your area.

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) – Founded in 1970, the ASDS and its 4,000 plus members are at the forefront of the development of safe, in-office procedures for diagnosing and treating skin conditions. On this website you can learn more about the specialty and locate member physicians by location.

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) – Represents over 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world. A National Medical Specialty Society of the American Medical Association (AMA). AAFPRS members are board certified surgeons whose focus is surgery of the face, head, and neck. On this website you can browse educational information and locate members near you.

Hanson Medical Inc. (HMI) – Hanson Medical is the manufacturer of Scarfade Scar Gel, a physician recommended, FDA registered topical gel that helps to reduce the size and intensity of scars.