Scars are part of your skin’s natural healing process. Though your skin uses the same process when healing a wound, not all scars look the same. When you have a large, noticeable, or uncomfortable scar, Ginny Leva, MD, and Jacquelline Leva, DO, at Leva Medical can help with scar removal. They customize your scar removal treatment plan to give you the best results. Call the office in the Elmhurst neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City, or schedule your scar removal consultation online today.
A scar removal is a cosmetic procedure that aims to improve the look of your skin. Scars form from injuries to the skin. Made up of fibrous tissue, scars close the gap in the skin created by the wound.
Your skin’s scar healing process is the same whether your skin is damaged from a traumatic injury or surgical procedure. However, not all scars look the same. Scars may be flat, sunken, or raised. Some scars may be itchy or painful.
If you have a scar that bothers you, whether it’s new or from childhood, Leva Medical can help.
Leva Medical considers everyone with a bothersome scar a candidate for scar removal.
However, results from a scar removal vary. Leva Medical individualizes care and conducts a thorough evaluation to assess your scar and discuss the type of results you can expect.
Leva Medical customizes your scar removal treatments based on the size, type, and location of your scar. Some of the scar removal treatment options include:
If you have a raised scar, Leva Medical may suggest a topical agent such as a silicone gel to reduce the size of your scar along with any inflammation.
Leva Medical offers many minimally invasive procedures for scar removal. Treatment options might include laser treatment, steroid injections, collagen injections, and cryosurgery (freezing the top layers of your skin).
Dermal fillers may also be recommended to fill in depressed acne scars on your face.
During a complete surgery revision, your surgeon removes the entire scar and then recloses the skin. The procedure may result in a new scar, but one that may be less noticeable. Leva Medical also specializes in treating keloid scars and may recommend surgical removal.
Your surgeon at Leva Medical reviews all the scar removal options with you and together you decide how you want to proceed.
Recovery following scar removal depends on the type of procedure Leva Medical uses to improve the appearance of your skin. Topical treatments may not require any recovery time, but they may take time to work.
For minimally invasive procedures and surgical removal, you may expect some pain following the procedure. The length of downtime and recovery depends on the complexity of the procedure.
For expert scar removal care, call Leva Medical or schedule an appointment online today.