What can I expect with scar revision?
Most people would prefer to forget the situation that caused their scars—a troubled teenage complexion, surgery, or an injury—rather than see the scars every time they pass a mirror or experience the eyes of others drawn to them. Our highly-qualified dermatologist has extensive training and experience to treat a range of scars. In Dr. Ostad’s experienced hands, you can be confident that your scar revision will be custom-tailored to your skin. He utilizes a variety of time-tested medical treatments, laser therapies, and innovative techniques, such as microdermabrasion and microneedling. Re-excising the scar (re-stitching the area to make a thinner scar) is sometimes necessary.
The scar revision treatment you will receive from Dr. Ostad will depend on the type of scarring you have. We treat many types of scars:
- Hyperpigmentation: darker skin color left by mild trauma
- Atrophic: depressed, flat, or jagged scarring in upper skin layers
- Hypertrophic: raised scars that usually result from infection or injury
- Keloids: thick, clustered scars (triggered by over-aggressive collagen production) that exceed the area of tissue damage; dark-skinned people are often more prone to develop keloids
- Contractures: burn scars that tighten and leave the skin shiny and smooth
- Stretch marks: tears within deeper skin layers, appearing red or white, with an uneven, unsightly surface
- Acne scars: this is the most common and troublesome type of scarring, affecting the face, often developing during adolescence or early adulthood; ice pick scars are large open pores, deep and narrow, generally on cheeks; boxcar scars are more extensive with depressed skin areas resulting from inflammation; rolling scars, caused by infection, give the skin a wavy appearance