Scars can appear after any injury, regardless of how controlled it may be. They could be the result of an accident or surgery inflicting significant damage to the skin or a scar might be caused by a pimple that dug too deep. Regardless, these scars can make women and men feel self-conscious.

If you are bothered by any type of scar, a good way to reduce their appearance is to opt for scar revision. Dr. Ariel Ostad can provide this treatment for anyone looking to improve the smoothness of their skin. Let us help you find out more about scar treatment with Dr. Ostad!

What Are the Different Types of Scars?

A scar represents the body’s way of replacing lost tissue or repairing a wound often caused by trauma. Made from fibrous tissue, scars often linger after wounds have healed and can be visible for years. The most common types of scars are:

  • Atrophic Scars: Depressed or flat scars that often appear after trauma, making the skin surface look scarred.
  • Hypertrophic Scars: Raised scars that appear after severe injuries or injections.
  • Keloids: A clustered, thick scar that has a higher incidence in individuals with a darker skin tone.
  • Contractures: Scars that leave the skin looking smooth and shiny, often caused by burn injuries.
  • Acne Scars: Very common on the face, these are depressed scars caused by the infection of the pores, making the skin look textured.
  • Stretch Marks: A type of scar caused by tears in the deeper skin layers as the skin is pushed to its limit. They are most prevalent after weight gain or pregnancy.

Each scar type may require a different treatment, so Dr. Ariel Ostad recommends a consultation first.

Best Procedures to Reduce Scar Appearance

When it comes to revising scars like stretch marks, acne scars, or the ones caused by trauma, there are several options you can choose. Dr. Ariel Ostad could recommend one of the following procedures:

  • Laser Treatments

Procedures like Fraxel CO2 can reduce the appearance of scars by triggering collagen production. This may be an effective solution for acne scars, but it could also be a good choice for trauma scars and stretch marks. Depending on how protruding the scar is, you could require more than one laser treatment to conceal its appearance completely. 

  • Morpheus8™ 

Morpheus8™ is one of the most efficient options for treating scars as it combines microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy. This creates micro-wounds in the skin, prompting the skin’s healing process and increasing its production of collagen. The combination of RF energy and microneedling gives the treatment a higher healing power, making it a good option for acne scars that do not respond to laser treatments.

  • Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are often the more suitable alternative for scars that create a pit in your skin, such as acne scars. This treatment can add extra volume where you lack it, filling the depressed area with hyaluronic acid. Over time, hyaluronic acid can increase collagen deposition, which could help your scar remain invisible for the long term.

  • Surgery

When everything else fails, and the scars are too severe to be effectively reduced with non-invasive procedures, the scar tissue is removed through surgery. This is often the case for traumatic injuries that have not healed properly and created significant distortion to the skin. In this case, a smaller scar may remain, which can be treated later using one of the less-invasive methods mentioned above.

Get Rid of Scars With One of Our Procedures!

Scars and stretch marks do not have to be permanent. Scar revision treatments can help reduce their appearance and improve confidence in your aesthetics. Contact Dr. Ariel Ostad for a scar revision treatment right now!

For more information about scar revision procedures, contact Dr. Ariel Ostad at 212-517-7900. He can offer all the advice you need at his practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. If you are interested in an appointment, you should fill out our online contact form, and we will contact you shortly!

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