Facial imperfections and facial scarring affect countless people around the world. At Washington Heights Dermatology, we have been performing facial scar treatments for a number of years, all over New York City.
What Causes facial scars?
Facial scarring is generally a product of cystic acne, a period of trauma, or remnants from an aggressive form of disease (chicken pox, small pox, etc). They not only affect your aesthetic beauty but can have terrible effects on your mind as well, leaving you in a constant state of insecurity, worrying about “who’s looking at my scars?!”.
At Washington Heights Dermatology we typically use any number of treatment options. During your consult, after careful examination, he will determine which route of treatment will provide you with the best results, while reducing the likelihood of adverse effects.
Treatment options typically include:
- Skin removal surgery – Removal of scar tissue, allowing it to heal and regenerate on its own.
- Skin grafting – or punch grafting; is scar removal except with the replacement of skin from another part of the body grafted onto it.
- Soft tissue augmentation
- Laser skin resurfacing – using a fractional laser’s energy. Microbeams are delivered into the skin, stimulating the growth of fresh, new skin to grow the scars place.
- Chemical peels –chemical solutions are spread across the face, almost like a facial. This causes the outer layers of skin to be burned away, allowing for new fresh skin cells to grow in its place. The skin can heal and begin to form again in as little as a day or two!
- Microdermabrasion – Using micro-crystals, we will exfoliate your skin. Buffing away the old dead skin layer, bringing new, fresh skin to the surface.
- Dermal Fillers – Using injectable solutions meant to fill lost facial volume and reduce wrinkles, We will inject them into the scar site. Generally, results are immediate, however skin may need to be touched-up every year or so, depending on your skin care habits.
During your consult you will be fully briefed on the procedures, and pros and cons behind each recommended course of treatment.