In this Article
- How does scarring happen?
- What are the types of scars?
- What are the possible treatments for scarring?
- Does insurance coverage apply to scar treatments?
- Find a local Dermatologist in your town
Does Insurance Coverage Apply to Scar Treatments?
If your scar is physically impairing you in any way, you may be able to get coverage from your insurance carrier. Ask your doctor to write a letter detailing your particular case, such as if you are a burn victim. He or she can also take photos to help prove your case. If you are undergoing scar treatment for cosmetic purposes, you will most likely have to pay for it all yourself. If scars are caused from cosmetic surgery, make sure you understand all the implications of insurance coverage for any elective surgery that is not medically necessary.
WebMD Medical Reference
American Academy of Dermatology.
Reviewed by Michael J. Wheatley, MD on July 08, 2012
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