Scars in Wellesley, MA
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What Are Scars?
Scars are a very common skin flaw and can be located anywhere on the body. In some cases, a scar is an unwanted reminder of a wound that once existed or another condition that disrupted the skin. While some scars are not an issue, some scars are unsightly and unappealing. They can be too wide or too big, bumpy, dark, recessed, or raised. Based on where the scar is located and its condition, scar revision treatments may be needed to improve how it looks. Our expert team at VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics will work to reduce the size of the scar and improve its appearance.
How Are Scars Treated?
Treatments to revise scars are often completed at VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz may employ local anesthesia or sedation based on the circumstances of the procedure. For thick or bumpy scars, a shave excision may be performed to even out and level the scar. Scars that are larger and raised can be decreased in size with an elliptical incision, which removes the scar and part of the skin and tissue surrounding the scar. The skin is then sutured with a new, thin line. For scars that were created by improper healing, this can create a big improvement. Bigger scars or contracture scars sometimes require a tissue expansion or skin graft so that the old scar can be excised, allowing healthy skin to be sewn together.
In some cases, it is not the shape or size of the scar that is bothersome but instead the color or texture. Laser treatments may also improve the visibility and color of a scar without the need for surgery. Finally, if you have a recessed scar or it looks "pitted," Dr. Pomerantz can suggest a dermal filler treatment to produce a more even, natural complexion.
I am lucky enough to have some very good doctors, but I have to say Dr. Pomerantz is my favorite. She is very personable with an excellent bedside manner. Friendly and very thorough. She answers all question completely and explains everything. She does not rush through you visit and gives you as much that is needed. She removed a melanoma on my forehead that left a scar that is almost invisible. Her treatments for numerous pre-cancerous, sun damages area have all been 100% effective. I can without hesitation recommend her! Cliff (59-year-old Male)
Improve Your Scar's Appearance
VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics offers several treatments to make unwanted scars less obvious. After examining the size, shape, depth, and type of scar, a revision treatment plan can be developed to help improve its appearance. Dr. Pomerantz will adjust the scar and surrounding skin using surgical or nonsurgical procedures to create a more natural and normal appearance. Our office invites you to contact VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Wellesley, MA to schedule your scar assessment and consultation.