Hypertrophic Scar Removal
When the skin is damaged, scar tissue forms. In most cases, a raised scar will flatten over time, but not in all cases. Hypertrophic scars occur when excess scar tissue forms, creating a raised scar. These scars can cause deformities and restrict skin movement, especially when they occur on the face or exposed areas. At Vantage Plastic Surgery, we offer advanced options in hypertrophic scar removal at our medical centers in UES Manhattan and Brooklyn in NYC.
Scarring can occur any time the skin is compromised, such as with an injury, burn or surgery. The healing process is individualized, and so is the formation of the scar. Moreover, scarring on different parts of the body in the same individual can vary. Whether the healing process of compromised skin will end up with an unnoticeable or noticeable scar, keloid or a hypertrophic scar, there are many variables that lead to the final result. This can include the part of the body, pigmentation, depth, type of injury, movement of the body part and time to heal. These variables, along with genetics, can factor into whether a hypertrophic scar forms.
Raised Scar Treatment
Dr. Shteynberg has seen many variations of healing during his training at Long Island Plastic Surgery Group in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and working with difficult wounds and burns. His extensive affiliations with various hospitals throughout NYC allow him to see and treat a wide variety of scars, wounds and burns firsthand, including hypertrophic scars and keloids.
Treatment for raised or hypertrophic scarring can vary from minimally-invasive options to surgery. The stiff, raised scars can restrict movement and impact appearance, but removal is not always simple. Corticosteroid injections and laser therapy are two of the most common treatments to flatten hypertrophic scars without surgery. If the scar is deep and causing deformity due to tension on the skin or tissue, surgical scar revision may be the best option.
If you have a raised scar that you want removed, come see us at Vantage Plastic Surgery. We offer advanced hypertrophic scar removal options at our clinics in NYC. Contact our office today to book your appointment.