Hypertrophic Scar Removal
When your skin is injured, collagen production is stimulated to repair the skin with scar tissue. When too much collagen is produced, a raised or thick scar may be the result, also known as a hypertrophic scar. Raised or hypertrophic scars can be uncomfortable and unattractive, distorting the appearance of the skin and tissue. If you are interested in hypertrophic scar removal, Dr. Aviva Preminger offers treatments and procedures for removal and minimization of hypertrophic scarring.
The best treatments for hypertrophic scars are preventive measures. Dr. Preminger is a scar prevention expert, using the latest techniques to reduce visible scarring. Using silicone sheets, topical medications and other methods can prevent most hypertrophic scars from forming. However, once a hypertrophic scar develops, it may need cosmetic treatment or surgical revision to remove.
Treatment for Raised or Thick Scars
Hypertrophic scarring can cause deformities, especially when they occur on the face. Car wrecks, animal attacks, burns, surgical incisions and other injuries can cause thick or raised scars that distort the skin and tissue underneath. Hypertrophic scar removal treatment depends on the severity of the excess scar tissues. Some mild to moderate raised scars can be flattened or reduced with non-surgical treatments like silicone sheets, topical medications, cryotherapy or steroid injections. For severe hypertrophic scarring, surgical revision may be required.
If scar removal surgery is needed to revise a thick or raised scar, Dr. Preminger will utilize advanced techniques to restore a smooth, natural skin appearance. The scar tissue may be excised and removed, with sutures used to close the wound. Prevention techniques are used to stop another hypertrophic scar from forming. Dr. Preminger can effectively remove disfiguring scars and improve the skin’s appearance with surgical scar revision and accompanying scar prevention treatments.
Hypertrophic scars can impact your appearance and self-confidence. If you are living with a raised or thick scar that you want removed, there are cosmetic procedures that can improve the appearance of your scar. To learn more about hypertrophic scar removal, contact Aviva Preminger, M.D. in Manhattan to schedule your scar removal consultation today.