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.
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:
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.
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.