Scar Revision Surgery For Clearer Skin
POSTED ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 AT 6:18 PM by Dr. Elie Levine
A scar, no matter how big or the location, can be a daunting blemish on your skin. It can remind you of a traumatic experience, raise questions from others, and have a lasting effect on your self-esteem. Although scars can be caused by various occurrences, including skin conditions, surgical incisions, injuries, burns, or major trauma, they all incur similar aesthetic concerns that you may want reduced or eliminated if you’re embarrassed or self-conscious about your scar. At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, our plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine can custom design a treatment plan for your scar revision needs, helping to reduce the appearance of your scar.
Treatment plans to address your scar will be determined during your personal consultation. Some treatments that may be considered include:
Mechanical Scar Massage: Can aid in flattening scars.
Topical Agents: Topical silicone sheets and gels can improve the appearance of scars. Some agents can reduce the appearance of small scars with minor discoloration or texture impurities.
Steroid Injections: Decrease the appearance of raised scar tissue and eliminate discomfort.
Laser Treatments For Color: Laser light therapy can improve the color of scars.
Laser Skin Resurfacing: This treatment reduces scar tissue and creates a smoother texture by stimulating growth of new skin cells.
Surgery: Repositioning the scar can decrease discomfort, contracture, and increase mobility.
Dermal Fillers: Fillers have the ability to fill in depressions and smooth areas of concern, making scars less noticeable.
Improve the appearance of your scar with an individualized treatment plan created by our dermatologist and plastic surgeon. We welcome any questions you may have about scar revision at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!
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