A scar forms as part of the natural biological process of wound healing. Scars can also form as a result of surgery, acne, trauma, burns, cuts, piercings, stretch marks (striae), chicken pox, and more. When there is a serious cut or tear of the skin, forming scar tissue is how the body heals it. If you are fortunate, the tear is not that severe and the scar may be almost invisible. However, in many cases, a scar can be very obvious, and may be noticeably red or brown, sunken or raised, or otherwise disfiguring. Scars can cause physical symptoms (e.g., itching, pain) and psychological symptoms which can affect patients’ self-esteem and self-confidence. In these cases, effective scar revision treatments may be necessary.
How Are Scars Treated?
Dr. Wechsler will determine the best treatment for your scar once she examines you. Some of our scar treatments include:
- Fraxel® Re:Store Dual
- Steroid Injection (for raised scars)
What Can I Expect From the Results?
Over time, many patients see a significant reduction in the appearance of unsightly scars. Your results will vary based on the severity of your scars, the type of treatment you choose and the number of treatments you have performed, but our scar treatment patients are generally very happy with their results.
Scar Revision Treatment in NYC
We treat a full range of skin conditions and address your overall well-being. One of the services we offer is scar treatment, to clear your skin of scars you may have.* To schedule a consultation, contact us at 212-396-2500 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.