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Scar Removal in Tri-Cities, TN

Do you have noticeable scars on your face or body? Are you tired of trying to hide them or cover them up with makeup? If so, we can help.

Scars are frustrating reminders of injuries or insults to your skin, and without proper treatment, they can be permanent. When they are in noticeable locations such as your face, neck, or hands, you may feel self-conscious about their presence and the effect they have on your appearance.

Dr. Jim Brantner and his team have years of experience removing and reducing the appearance of scars, and we can help return your skin to its blemish-free, youthful condition. We offer injections, scar creams, and reconstructive treatments that help minimize the appearance of bodily scars and acne scars without damaging any healthy skin in the process.

If you’re in the Tri-City, TN area, contact Dr. Brantner’s office today through phone or email to schedule an appointment.

What Causes Scars?

Scars form when you receive an injury to your dermis, the deepest layer of your skin. Your body has to create new tissue from the protein collagen to repair the damage, and this tissue looks different from the rest of your skin, forming the appearance of the scar.

Sometimes, acne can leave scars on your face, back, or chest. Acne often forms on the surface of your skin, where it can completely heal without scarring. However, scars develop when deep-rooted acne forms in your dermis. As the acne heals, your body produces tissue to cover the injured area, resulting in a scarred appearance.

Scars also form as a result of skin cancer. Mohs surgery is a specific treatment for these cancers, and when a Mohs surgeon removes cancerous skin cells, the invasive procedure often leaves keloids, or enlarged scars, in the place of the cancer site. The only way to get rid of keloids is through treatment by an experienced plastic surgeon.
Most scars fade over time, but they never disappear on their own. However, we have comfortable, painless ways to remove these blemishes caused by acne, skin cancer, or any other injury.

Patients from Johnson City and Kingsport, TN, have seen the incredible effects of Dr. Brantner’s skin restoration treatments, and you can as well. Please send us an email to schedule an appointment today.

Please contact us today at (423) 328-9000 to set up an appointment for a consultation with a cosmetic​ surgeon from our team.

Tri-Cities, TN Scar Revision

Below, we discuss several methods to remove scars. These include injections, creams, Z- and W-Plasty procedures, and laser treatments.


Steroids injected into the tissue site can soften the skin and reduce the appearance of the scar.


One of the least invasive treatments, scar creams, can help restore moisture to your skin tissue and blend scarring into your surrounding skin.

Z-Plasty and W-Plasty

Reconstructive procedures like Z-Plasty and W-Plasty can minimize the appearance of scars by repositioning the damaged tissue to a less detectable location, such as natural creases in patients’ skin.


Just as laser hair removal treatment targets your hair follicles, laser scar removal targets the root of your scar tissue to lessen the rough appearance and smooth out your skin in the affected area. These procedures can effectively remove skin cancer keloids.

We’ll conduct a thorough examination of your scars to determine which methods of removal will be the safest and most effective for your skin.
If you live in Kingsport, Johnson City, or any of the Tri-Cities in East Tennessee, you can email Dr. Jim Brantner to set up your examination.


Morpheus 8 Acne Scar Removal


Morpheus 8 is one of the newest and most effective treatments to remove acne scars and repair other types of skin blemishes. It is a small device that combines the effects of micro-needling with radio waves to restore damaged tissue, erasing the appearance of scars.

Some patients equate this treatment to laser hair removal, as it works in similar ways to target and remove desired areas of your skin. But unlike laser hair removal, which can be painful, Morpheus 8 treatments utilize a topical anesthetic that reduces sensations in the area. Most patients do not feel any pain with Morpheus 8 treatments.

Morpheus 8 is a minimally invasive treatment that has successfully reduced or removed scars for many Johnson City, TN residents. Give it a try to see how it can improve the appearance of your acne scars.



Call or Email Today


If your scars are causing you distress or decreasing your confidence, it’s time to get them taken care of by a professional in the Johnson City, TN area. Call or email Dr. Jim Brantner today to schedule an appointment at our Johnson City, TN location. We’ll help restore your skin so that you can feel confident about your appearance. 

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What Our Paients Are Saying About Us..


I went to Dr Brantner for reconstruction revision. I'm very, very pleased with the results. The staff were wonderful. I can't thank them enough for taking care of my surgery and making me feel and look so much better!!! I would highly recommend Dr Brantner.

M. Campbell

Great surgeon! Every employee in the office is wonderful and helpful. I have nothing but great things to say about Dr Brantner, Win, and all of the staff.

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