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What are scars?

Your skin is a protective covering that is built from collagen fibers that are configured in a very structured manner. When you injure your skin, new collagen fibers cover the injury in a very chaotic pattern, and the result is a new scar. While some scars form with a minimal appearance, others can be unsightly, prompting patients to seek scar treatment in NYC.

Are there different types of scars?

Depending on your skin type and the extent of the injury, you may develop one of four types of scars.

  • Keloid scars are most common in people with darker skin types. These scars appear as raised scars that cover an area that is greater than the original injury.
  • Contracture scars form when the skin is burned. Contracture scars are formed when your skin tightens to protect the injured area. In severe burn cases, contracture scars can limit mobility and affect the underlying muscles and nerves.
  • Hypertrophic scars are red in color and are slightly raised above the surface of your skin
  • Acne scars range from deep pits to scars with irregular shapes.
Scar Treatment in NYC

What areas of the body can you treat?

Our laser scar treatments in NYC are safe and effective for most of the locations where you may have a scar, including:

  • Legs
  • Hands
  • Face
  • Torso
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs

The best way to find out if laser scar treatments are right for you is to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists. During this time, he or she will examine your scar and discuss your treatment options to help you make an informed decision.

What type of procedure is recommended for scar treatment?

Scars never completely go away, but laser technology can be used to reduce the size and shape of the scars to help you feel more confident about your appearance. At Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists, we offer scar treatment in NYC with fractional lasers and eMatrix™ sublative rejuvenation to treat your scars. The benefit of treating your scar with laser technology is that you experience little to no discomfort, and you can return to your normal activities almost immediately after treatment.

What is the cost of scar treatment?

Because each patient’s scar is unique, the cost of scar treatment in NJ will be provided after a thorough exam and consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists. During this time, the two of you will discuss your cosmetic goals along with the recommended treatment regimen. To help you get the necessary treatment with little to no delay, our office also accepts CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit.

NJ Scar Treatment

How many treatments are required?

Each laser scar treatment is unique to the patient. Patients may require anywhere from 2-6 treatments to ensure their cosmetic goals are met. During your initial consultation in NYC or NJ, your provider will thoroughly cover this aspect of treatment.

How do I get started?

Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss laser scar treatment in NJ with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in NYC or NJ.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

If your concern is a true medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room

A message from Dr. David Goldberg and the team at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ:

Dear Patients,

Our providers and staff recognize that we are all faced with difficult times as this pandemic continues to unfold throughout our area. However, the continuation of your care remains our top priority!

At this time, our New York City office is temporarily closed.

In our effort to provide you with the highest level of service, the Hackensack and Hillsborough NJ offices will remain open until further notice with limited hours of availability. We ask for your understanding with our protocols on hand washing and social distancing when you arrive for your appointment. Please do not come to the office if you are experiencing a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Should you prefer not to visit the office in person, our providers are now offering virtual office visits. This is commonly known as telemedicine, or in this case, teledermatology. Our dedicated concierge team will assist you in scheduling a virtual appointment with your provider, including those in the New York City office.

Currently, the government mandates that the only way to have these virtual visits is to communicate via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, or WhatsApp video. This is because your medical providers needs to see you, and you can show the provider the problem area of your body that you are concerned about. You will also be able to discuss any other issues regarding your ongoing care or for any new skin concerns you may have. Your provider may tell you that an in-person visit may be required for testing or more in-depth examination. In that case, a concierge team member will reach out to schedule an in-office visit.

To schedule your in-person or virtual appointment, please call our office at 908-359-8980 or email [email protected] Our concierge team members will schedule a time for your medical provider to call you back. We have set aside times for all of our medical providers to call you for your virtual appointment.

Please be aware that virtual visits must be billed to your medical health insurance just as they would for an in-person office visit. If your insurance has recently changed, please have that information ready to provide to our team members. Depending on your insurance plan, you may have financial obligations such as co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance just as you would for an in-office visit (at the present time, the government has only waived co-pays related to COVID-19 testing).

We understand that this is a stressful time, but we are here for you!

Stay safe and healthy,

Dr. David Goldberg and the team at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ

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