What Are Scars?

Scars are a common occurrence and can appear anywhere on the body. While some scars may not cause concern, others can be visually unappealing and affect self-confidence. Scars may be wide, large, bumpy, dark, recessed, or raised, depending on their location and characteristics. If you have a scar that bothers you, scar revision treatments can help improve its appearance.

At VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics, our experienced team is dedicated to reducing the size of scars and enhancing their aesthetic appeal. We offer a range of scar revision treatments tailored to your specific needs. Through these treatments, we aim to minimize the visibility of scars and help you regain confidence in your skin’s appearance. Contact our office to schedule a consultation and explore the options available for scar revision.

At VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics, we offer various treatments to address and revise scars. Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz, our board-certified dermatologist, may administer local anesthesia or sedation, depending on the procedure’s requirements. For thick or raised scars, a shave excision can be performed to level and smooth the scar’s surface. Larger raised scars can be reduced in size through an elliptical incision, removing the scar and surrounding skin and tissue. The incision is then closed with sutures, resulting in a thinner, more refined scar. This technique is particularly effective for scars that healed improperly.

For larger or contracture scars, tissue expansion or a skin graft may be necessary. This involves expanding healthy skin or transplanting skin from another area to replace the scarred tissue, resulting in improved aesthetics and functionality.

In some cases, the color or texture of the scar may be the primary concern. Laser treatments can be utilized to enhance the scar’s appearance and address issues such as discoloration. These treatments offer a non-surgical approach to scar revision. Additionally, if you have a recessed or “pitted” scar, Dr. Pomerantz may recommend dermal filler treatment to achieve a smoother and more even complexion.

At VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics, we are dedicated to providing personalized treatment options for scar revision. Contact our office to schedule a consultation and explore the best approach for improving the appearance of your scars.

Improve Your Scar's Appearance

At VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics, we provide a range of treatments to reduce the visibility of unwanted scars. After a thorough examination of the scar’s characteristics, including size, shape, depth, and type, Dr. Pomerantz will develop a personalized treatment plan to enhance its appearance. Through surgical or nonsurgical procedures, we can make adjustments to the scar and surrounding skin, creating a more natural and aesthetically pleasing result. We encourage you to reach out to our office in Wellesley, MA, to schedule a scar assessment and consultation with our team at VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics.

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