Scars 2017-09-30T23:06:42+00:00

Conditions : Cosmetic Dermatology


When tissue is damaged, the body repairs the wound by increasing production of the tough protein collagen at the wound site. A scar is an area of fibrous tissue left behind on the skin after damaged tissue has healed.

A keloid is a large, irregular scar that outgrows the site of initial surgery. A hypertrophic scar is an overgrown scar that remains within the confines of the initial injury or cut. Hypertrophic scars are usually asymptomatic, pink, relatively firm, and cord-like in nature. The tendency toward the development of hypertrophic scars may be inherited. Acne is an especially common cause of scarring, and can cause several different types of scarring.

At Barnett Dermatology, we offer many techniques to help soften the appearance of scarring. Cortisone injections can soften and flatten hypertrophic scars in most cases. Depressed scars from acne, as well as from trauma and surgical procedures, are best treated by filling the depressions with liquid injectable silicone. The altered color and surface texture of scars can also be improved with laser treatments and very light burning (electrodessication).

Patient Testimonials


Dr. Channing Barnett is an excellent dermatologist. Professional, knowledgeable, personable and never keeps you waiting or rushes you. I would refer any friend or family member to Dr. Barnett. She is truly a great dermatologist!


I have been a patient of Dr. jay Barnett for about 20 years. I have been so happy with the care I get in the office. Then I met Dr. Channing and she is a plus to the office. I have sent at least 10 new patients including my 88 year-old mom. Need I say more about a great father and daughter team.


I went to Dr. Barnett because I have been experiencing horrible adult acne for the past three months. I tried every product from drugstore topical treatments, expensive designer or name brand products, and was prescribed some antibiotics and a topical cream, but nothing was working. It had all been very stressful and I felt like I lost all my self-confidence and was desperate to try something that would work.

Cathy T

I just want to say how pleased I am with my procedure! Dr. Jay Barnett did an excellent, precise job with the silicone injections into my acne scars. I can finally walk around with confidence. This had done wonders for my self image. I only wish we took after pictures to see the mind blowing difference


Dear Dr. Channing Barnett, The internet has made searching for a doctor much easier. We can research a doctor's education, experience, location and review comments made by other patients. Still, there is a lot of luck involved in selecting the right doctor. I was very lucky. From the moment I walked through the door of Barnett Dermatology, I knew I made the right choice. Great doctor! Great team. Not only would I highly recommend Barnett Dermatology, but I am planning to go back myself. Thanks for being you