A scar will form from an injury caused by an accident, disease, skin condition, or surgery. A scar is the result of the body’s natural healing process. The body forms new collagen fibers to heal when the skin is damaged. Scars can appear flat, raised, sunken, or stretched. Scars will naturally fade over time. Scars that do not heal properly, cause disfigurement, or restrict movement may need scar revision.
Types of Scars
- Discoloration or Skin Irregularities: These types of scars do not cause discomfort of the injured area but they can be aesthetically improved by scar revision procedures.
- Hypertrophic: These scars appear as thick clusters of scar tissue that widen over time. They are raised, red, and can be uncomfortable.
- Keloids: These scars can be painful and itchy. They can develop mostly on the face, neck, ears, chest, or shoulders.
- Contractures: These scars can restrict movement because the skin and tissue will stretch together during healing. These scars can occur where a large part of the tissue is missing or where a wound crosses a joint in the fingers, elbows, knees, or the neck.
Improving the Look and Feel of Scars in New York with Scar Revision
A scar cannot be completely removed but scar revision can improve the look and correct a painful or disfiguring scar. Scar revision methods could include topical treatments, laser treatments, steroid injections, and surgery. Dr. Joshua Rosenberg is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in scar revision. Every scar is unique and Dr. Rosenberg will consult with each patient to determine the necessary treatment plan. Scar revision could involve a combination of treatments based on how severe the scar.
If you are in New York City or Upper East Side, contact Dr. Joshua Rosenberg to schedule your consultation today.