Scars are part of your skin’s healing process and form quickly. The end result of this healing process varies and can leave behind a disfiguring mark. Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center in Teaneck and Saddle River, New Jersey, is a state-of-the-art dermatology practice that provides scar revision treatments to lessen its appearance. To schedule a scar revision consultation, call the office or book online today.
Scars are marks that remain on your skin after wound healing. When you damage your skin, your body uses collagen fibers to fill in and close the wound. This process happens quickly to prevent outside invaders from getting into your body.
The end result is a patch of skin that looks different than the surrounding skin. Scars vary in size, shape, and color. Most scars fade over time. However, scars can leave a lasting mark that affects your look. They can also itch or cause pain.
Scar revision refers to procedures that change the look of your scar. The procedure may aim to make the scar less noticeable, improving the look of your skin. Or, the revision may focus on restoring your skin’s natural function, easing discomfort.
Schedule a consultation at Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center to see if you’re a candidate for scar revision.
They may consider you a candidate if you have a scar that affects skin appearance or function, you’re in good overall health, and have realistic expectations.
They may not consider you a candidate for scar revision if you have a skin condition such as active acne in the same area as your scar.
Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center customizes your scar revision procedure, so you get the best possible results. Treatments for scar revision include:
Dermabrasion is a cosmetic treatment that removes the top layer of skin using a unique exfoliating tool. Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center may perform dermabrasion on raised scars.
For large scars or scars that itch or cause pain, Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center may use injections to shrink the scar or reduce symptoms.
Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center is a state-of-the-art practice with many laser tools to address a wide range of skin needs. Laser treatments make scars less noticeable by breaking up the scar tissue.
In some cases, Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center may perform scar-revision surgery, removing the unwanted scar, then closing the wound to create a less noticeable scar.
You don’t have to live with your scars. Call Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center or schedule a consultation online today.