Sometimes the stories behind a scar are heartwarming. A scar on the knee can bring back memories of bike rides or fishing trips. But often, scars are reminders of trauma that we would rather forget. Perhaps a car accident left behind reminders in the form of a scarred face, or a burn scar that resulted from a camping accident can cause us to revisit that time with regret.
Depending on the severity of the scarring, different techniques can be applied. For more minor scarring, laser therapy may be an option. This minimally invasive procedure uses focused light therapy to penetrate the outer layers of the skin, resulting in increased collagen production and new skin growth. This minimizes the appearance of the original scar. Since this procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, you can be back to your normal life quickly. While laser therapy cannot remove the scar completely, you will be pleased with smoother, more even skin.
For more severe scarring, more in-depth treatments may be necessary. Scarring can even reduce normal function to the area, leading to a poorer quality of life. Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, a diplomate of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, can provide an accurate evaluation of your specific need. By investigating the scar and evaluating the trauma to the area, Dr. Rosenberg can accurately diagnose the proper procedure needed to restore a more natural look, and provide much needed relief.
Scars can range from embarrassing to debilitating. Anything that keeps you from living your best life deserves attention. Don’t suffer in silence. The office of Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD is here to provide you with the most up-to-date information and advice concerning the proper treatment for you. Visit us here or call (212) 241-9410 to schedule a consultation today.