Scar Revision in NYC
Sheryl D. Clark, M.D. is one of New York City’s
Top-Rated Doctors for non-surgical scar revision.
Scars can not only lower your confidence in your skin but can remind you of a painful experience. Whatever the cause of your scars, we can help you reduce their appearance through non-surgical scar revision in NYC. Using advanced non-invasive techniques, Dr. Clark can help you reduce or even fully remove scars, depending on their type and severity.
At MD Skin Science, we dedicate ourselves to helping our patients look and feel better about their skin. Our goal is to provide top-of-the-line cosmetic and non-surgical procedures to our patients to help them achieve skin they can feel comfortable and proud in.
How Scar Revision Can Improve Your Skin’s Appearance
While surgical methods do exist for scars, they can carry their own risks as well. Sometimes, they even result in additional scarring when not done properly. At MD Skin Science, we focus on providing our patients with safer, non-surgical alternatives that still deliver stunning results. Instead of relying on incisions and invasive techniques, Dr. Clark uses laser and dermabrasion treatments to reduce the appearance and size of various types of scars.
We match the type of scar revision treatment to your unique situation. Dr. Clark approaches each patient with the goal of finding the solution that best matches your needs and will provide an optimal result. Depending on the type and size of your scars, we can either reduce their appearance or even eliminate them altogether. More severe scarring can be reduced, and we may focus on lessening their red appearance to make them less visible.
What Scars Can Scar Revision Treat?
Using non-surgical methods, we can help improve the appearance of both hypertrophic and keloid scars. Using a series of treatments, we aim to flatten and reduce the redness of these scars, resulting in a more even skin texture overall. For larger scars, you may still have some scarring after, but they will still be far less visible. During your consultation, we can take a look at your scars and let you know what your results can look like.
Keloid Scar Removal
Keloid scars are a unique type of scar that forms over a wound or the skin, resulting in a raised bump of fibrous tissue. These bumps can often be larger than the original wound and are often harder to the touch than other scarring. While these will not affect your physical health, they can be extremely visible, which can negatively impact how you feel about your appearance. In some cases, these scars might also be itchy.
If you have a keloid scar, we can help. Dr. Clark is experienced in reducing or entirely removing keloid scars for her patients in NYC. Treatment options range from freezing away the scar to using laser treatment. The type of treatment that is right for you depends on the size and severity of your keloid scar.
What Is the Treatment Like?
Scar revision treatment will be similar to our other laser and resurfacing treatments. In general, patients will require several treatment sessions to get the results they want. Typically, you can expect between 3-5 treatments to reach an ideal level of scar revision with reduced visibility. Each session is quick and can be completed in well under an hour, with many patients having sessions under half an hour. Unlike surgery, these treatments do not cause any interruption to your usual schedule, and you can return to your daily routine as soon as you leave the office.
As a non-invasive procedure, patients typically will not need any anesthesia in order to be comfortable throughout the treatment. At most, some patients may benefit from a topical numbing cream to increase comfort. Even without any numbing, most patients report the treatment feels no worse than a snapping of a rubber band on the skin. Dr. Clark uses her training and expertise to deliver laser treatments with precision and care to maximize patient comfort.
Is Scar Revision Right for Me?
When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Clark can examine your scars and see if non-surgical scar revision is right for you. She will look at the type and size of each scar and carefully consider which treatment will provide you with the best results. If you have hypertrophic or keloid scars, then this could be the right option for you. Even if your scars cannot be fully removed through non-surgical methods alone, we will work with you to find the right solution. Some patients may benefit from having a surgical procedure and then visiting MD Skin Science to reduce the scarring left by such scar removal. The final results should be stunning and clear skin with almost no scar visibility.
When Can I See Results?
Most patients can already see visible reduction in their scarring after a single scar revision treatment. However, it can take some time to achieve your final results. Most patients will require several sessions spread over a period of time to maximize the reduction in their scars. As part of your consultation, Dr. Clark will let you know what your timeline will looking, along with the number of sessions needed and what you can expect for your final results.
Schedule Your Consultation
Take the first step to getting rid of unwanted scars today when you schedule your consultation. Dr. Clark has years of experience and has carefully created advanced and improved methods compared to traditional treatments. Call us today to learn more about scar revision and get started on your path to clearer skin. We look forward to working with you.
About the Dermatologist: Sheryl D. Clark, M.D., F.A.A.D.
With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Clark is a highly skilled specialist for various dermatological concerns. Whether you want to treat a cosmetic or medical concern, she fully devotes herself to each treatment.
If you require a treatment that is outside of the ones we offer, she still works with you to find the best option for you. She can recommend you to surgeons or other experts who will be able to safely and effectively treat your condition. Her “patients over profits” approach means that her goal is for you to get the treatment you need in order to feel and look better.