Scars can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Usually, scars fade over time; but sometimes they persist. Traumas such as severe acne and C-section scars after childbirth can leave marks that impact your self-esteem and confidence. Scar removal and revision can help restore your appearance so you can feel good about the way you look. At New You Plastic Surgery, we offer our Long Island and New York City patients several scar removal and revision procedures to help them improve their appearance. Each procedure has benefits and risks that can be explained during an initial consultation. We encourage you to continue reading for more about the scar removal procedures performed by Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam & Dr. Micheline Goulart.
New You Plastic Surgery has multiple locations across New York and New Jersey, providing scar removal to patients from their offices in Roslyn (Long Island), Manhattan, Poughkeepsie, NY, and Englewood (New Jersey).
Scar Removal is a plastic surgery procedure performed to improve the condition or appearance of a scar anywhere on your body. Scar removal surgery will attempt to minimize or completely remove a scar so that it is less conspicuous and blends in with the surrounding skin tone and texture. Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are the unavoidable results of injury or surgery, and their development can be unpredictable.
Poor healing may contribute to scars that are obvious, unsightly, or disfiguring. Even a wound that heals well can result in a scar that affects your appearance. Scars may be noticeable due to their size, shape, or location; they can also be raised or depressed and may differ in color or texture from the surrounding healthy tissue.
Below, we have provided you with some descriptions of the different Scar Removal procedures we provide and what you can expect from each of them.
Acne can be a lifelong chronic condition for the vast majority of people. Scarring can happen that significantly impacts your appearance. Acne scar removal helps reduce visible marks so you can feel more confident. This treatment breaks up acne scars by removing layers of skin for a smoother appearance.
There are several effective treatment options for acne scars. These procedures include dermabrasion, chemical peels, dermal filler injections, laser resurfacing, and light therapies. Punch skin grafts replace scarred tissue, and fat transfers can raise depressed scars. Many of these cosmetic procedures can be done in less than an hour using local anesthesia.
It usually takes up to six weeks to see significant healing from acne scar removal treatments. You may resume normal activities right away. The surface of your skin may feel red and swollen, similar to a sunburn, for the first few days. Depending on the severity of the scars, you may need to have multiple acne scar removal treatments to achieve the desired results.
Childbirth is a wonderful experience of joy. However, you may need a C-section, which can leave an unsightly scar. These scars may fade over time but often persist for various reasons. A C-section can also create a bulge of fat in the abdomen that makes you feel self-conscious. C-section scar removal can help restore your body to its appearance before pregnancy.
C-section scar removal is typically performed as a surgical procedure under local anesthesia. During the surgery, tissue around the scar is realigned to make the scar less prominent. A tummy tuck can be performed at the same time to remove excess fat and skin. Recovery takes up to two weeks before you can resume normal activities.
There are a few non-surgical C-section scar removal options. Laser therapy can soften the scar and reduce discoloration. Multiple treatments may be needed before the desired results are achieved. Steroid injections can treat more aggressive scars. These injections may need to be done monthly for three to six months, depending on their severity.
Are you embarrassed by your C-section scars that do not seem to be fading as you would like? Sometimes after a C-section, the scars do not heal well and create an uneven surface. While many scars fade away over time, some women can be left with scars that last a lifetime. A mini C-tuck for scar revision can help them become less noticeable. This corrective procedure involves less recovery time than a traditional tummy tuck and is covered by insurance.
After a traumatic injury, your skin can have an abnormal reaction, resulting in hypertrophic scars. This is typically caused by an overproduction of collagen due to an infected wound. These scars are common with burns, acne, and piercings. Hypertrophic scar removal minimizes these visible marks so you can feel more confident with your appearance.
There are several treatment options a hypertrophic scar specialist can use to reduce the visibility of scar tissue. Corticosteroid injections once every six weeks can soften and flatten these scars. However, these injections must be limited, as they can weaken normal tissue. Laser therapy and cryotherapy help flatten these scars and relieve itching and pain.
A hypertrophic scar that is at least a year old can be corrected through surgery. The scar may be reduced in size or repositioned to a less visible area. Fat from your body may be injected to fill in sunken areas. The hypertrophic scar could possibly be completely removed through skin expansion. This surgical procedure involves implanting a small balloon under the skin to inflate it to remove the scar and graft the wound.
The results from a New York City and Long Island Scar Removal always depend on the individual scar being treated, and the desired outcome for the patient. Here are some of the ways a scar revision can benefit you:
Each scar is different from the next, and there may be additional benefits not listed here that you may see results of from your scar revision. To determine what those might be, book a consultation with Dr. Nikfarjam & Dr. Micheline Goulart.
You may be an ideal candidate for Scar Removal and Revision surgery in Long Island and NYC if you do not smoke and are physically healthy. You must not have any skin diseases or active acne around the scar you wish to remove. It is also important to have realistic expectations. Scar removal and revision may require additional treatments to help fully resolve the issue. Adults and teenagers can both benefit from these cosmetic procedures.
If you’re seeking Scar Removal or revision in Long Island or the greater New York City area, the first step begins with scheduling a consultation with Dr. Nikfarjam or Dr. Micheline Goulart at New You Plastic Surgery. During this initial appointment, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your cosmetic goals, ask questions, and share any concerns. Our surgeons will assess your candidacy for the desired procedure, provide detailed information about the process, and collaborate with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that sets you up for success. Our surgeons have a stellar reputation for delivering excellent results for clients seeking scar removal and revision. During an initial consultation, you can meet with Dr. Nikfarjam or Dr. Micheline Goulart and determine if this is the best treatment option for you.
On the day of your surgery, our surgeons will walk you through the steps of the treatment so you know the entire process from start to finish. We will then administer your anesthesia to make sure you are comfortable throughout the surgery.
The type of technique used, which could be topical, injectible, or surface treatments, will be determined by the size of your scar, the severity of work needed, and what will achieve the most visible results. In some cases, a single technique may provide significant improvement. However, we may recommend a combination of scar revision techniques to achieve the best results.
The initial healing phase of a surgical scar revision may include some swelling on the surgical site, discoloration, or discomfort, and may take 1 to 2 weeks to clear up. Healing will continue for several weeks and as the new scar heals it will slowly refine and fade. With dermabrasion, chemical peel, or laser resurfacing, you will experience similar conditions in the treated area, in addition to overall sensitivity.
Scars occur whenever the skin is damaged and needs repair. While most scars are flat, hypertrophic scars are raised above the skin. Raised scars are more noticeable, and some can become keloid scars, which grow outside the original wound’s borders. A ground-breaking option in scar treatment is the use of Kenalog injections (triamcinolone acetonide) for scar revision, available at New You Plastic Surgery in Long Island and NYC, NY.
Hypertrophic or raised scars can occur from an injury to the skin, a minor wound, or an infection. Acne, piercings, and even insect bites can cause inflammation in the layers of skin that results in a raised scar, even months after the injury or infection. Most hypertrophic scars stay within the original wound, with scar tissue raised in the same shape. Keloids are different, with scar tissue growing up and out of the wound area.
Scar revision options for hypertrophic or keloid scars have been limited in the past. Prevention has been key, but not all raised scars can be predicted or prevented. Large keloids or raised scars often require surgical revision to improve their appearance. Kenalog injections for scar revision offer a non-invasive treatment that can benefit those with hypertrophic and keloid scars.
Kenalog injections use triamcinolone acetonide to shrink raised or keloid scars. Triamcinolone is an anti-inflammatory medication that can shrink and flatten hypertrophic or keloid scars, as well as lighten some darker scar tissue. Kenalog injections for scar management or treatment are given in a series, usually every few weeks. The number of treatments depends on the patient and the size of the scar. Results can be noticed as quickly as a few days after the first treatment, but final results can require several weeks or longer.
The cost of a Scar Removal in Long Island and New York City can vary, depending on the area being treated. Each patient’s skin is different and requires an individual assessment, which is why we require a consultation before going ahead with the treatment. During the consultation, Dr. Nikfarjam or Dr. Micheline Goulart will discuss in depth your desired outcome, and the areas you are looking to focus on. Once he creates your procedure plan, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a more accurate cost breakdown.
Our team at New You want you to be proud of your body and the hard work you put into it. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam, who is an active member of the most prestigious societies in plastic surgery, including but not limited to ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and ASAPS (The Aesthetic Society). Dr. Nikfarjam is sought out by patients from across the United States and abroad for his specific technique and expertise in nearly every aspect of plastic and reconstructive surgery including breast reductions, abdominoplasties, rhinoplasties, silicone/biopolymer removal, and complex revisionary surgeries.
“Dr. Nik” as he is often called, is well known for being personable and readily available to all of his patients. He is a regarded expert in the field of emergency plastic surgery and is often called upon by other physicians to treat complex issues such as lacerations, facial fractures, burns, hand injuries, wounds, and surgical complications. He is frequently invited as a guest speaker at national plastic surgery conferences for his expertise in cosmetic plastic surgery.
At New You Plastic Surgery, several scar removal and revision procedures are available to help restore your appearance. If you have scars you wish to remove, you may want to consider a consultation with Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam. During the consultation, Dr. Nikfarjam will perform a comprehensive exam and recommend the best course of treatment for you. He can explain any potential risks and answer any questions you may have. Request a scar removal and revision consultation today.
We know that the decision to undergo plastic surgery can be a big one. There are many things to consider before your procedure, regardless of whether you live in the greater New York City area or are traveling from out of state. Our knowledgeable and friendly team wants to make your experience as seamless and effortless as possible, which is why we provide some informational resources to make your journey to a new you a little less stressful.