A new post-surgical treatment is gaining traction that can genuinely transform the look of your scars—sometimes giving up to 80 percent improvement—and make even the gnarliest, darkest and most tangled up of scars into almost virgin-like skin again.

Deemed The DC Method, scar expert Linda Dunn Carter invented the treatment about 12 years ago after receiving her state board license to practice aesthetics. An advocate for regaining self-confidence, Dunn Carter went on a quest to figure out how to significantly change the appearance, texture, color and visibility of scars, or in some instances, make them go away completely.