When the skin is damaged, scar tissue is made to repair the wound in the skin. Scar tissue is effective in replacing the damaged skin cells, but it looks and feels different than the rest of the skin. Scars can be uncomfortable and aesthetically undesirable, especially in noticeable areas. It takes special skills to reduce the appearance of scars – Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg at Vantage Plastic Surgery offers scar removal and revision surgery at our medical centers in NYC.
The problem with scar removal and revision is not creating more scar tissue. If you surgically remove one scar, more scar tissue can be created. Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg is a double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with years of expertise in cosmetic alterations. Using advanced techniques, he has helped his patients prevent scarring after surgical procedures, and offers scar removal and revision for existing scar tissue. Whether you have old acne scars on your face from when you were a teenager or a raised surgical scar that is uncomfortable, Dr. Shteynberg has treatment and surgery solutions.
Types of Scar Treatment
There are different types of scars. While most scars are flat and discolored once they heal, not all scars are as simple. Some are raised above the skin, while others result in an indentation in the skin. Keloid scars can create large tissue formations that can cause discomfort and cosmetic concerns. Dr. Shteynberg offers various treatments for multiple types of scars, including:
Most scars do not require surgery for removal. Laser therapy and other skin resurfacing treatments are less invasive and very effective for many types of scars. Scar removal and revision surgery is only used for the most severe scars that do not respond to other types of treatment.
If you have a noticeable scar that you want removed, come see us at Vantage Plastic Surgery. We offer a wide selection of scar treatments and scar revision surgery at our medical centers in NYC. Contact our office to schedule a scar removal consultation at either our UES Manhattan or Brooklyn clinic.