Scar revision treatments must be 100 percent customized to achieve the best results. The scars must be evaluated to determine the ideal medical approach, and what treatment, or combination of treatments, will produce the smoothest, least visible outcome.
At Alinea Medical Spa in NYC, we offer a multi-disciplinary approach to scar revision, with several methodologies to treat visible scars.
Scar revision treatments: What’s right for you?
Depending on the type of scar, the treatment may involve one or more of the following treatments:
- IPL scar revision: IPL, or intense pulsed light, can produce a remarkable improvement in visible scars. The system targets the darkened pigments of scarred tissue without damage to the surrounding skin or tissue.
- FRAX scar revision: The FRAX laser is among the most advanced skin resurfacing systems available in the USA. A non-ablative, fractional laser system, it creates tiny columns of controlled injury to the scarred area of your skin, impacting the pigmented cells while triggering natural collagen growth.
- Subcision scar revision: Subcision is a minor surgical treatment to treat depressed acne scars. It works through treating the scar with a tiny hypodermic needle, which is inserted into the skin, moved in a fanning motion to cut the scar tissue to release the depressed area of skin.
Types of scars
The treatment our team of medical professionals will apply to your scars will reflect the type, location, and size of the scarred tissue. You may want to reduce the appearance of surgical scars, facial scars from skin cancer treatments, acne scars, or trauma scars. The various types of scars we treat include:
These scars appear reddened, raised, and extend beyond the edge of the original injury. Treating these scars to make them less visible requires a custom scar revision process.
Acne scars come in various forms, including pitted scars, boxcar scars, and areas of the skin that are recessed, darker in color, or wavelike in appearance. Our acne scar treatments are exceptionally effective, and may involve several approaches to achieve the smoothest, least visible outcome, inkling subcision, laser treatments, and IPL.
Keloid scars are typically raised and obvious. These scars can be treated with IPL to remove darkened pigment and has been effective in reducing the height and redness of the scar.
These scars tighten the skin, often the result of a serious burn. Treating these scars is a customized treatment, and requires a full evaluation of the extent of the scar in treatment planning.
Why choose Alinea Medical Spa for scar revision?
If you are embarrassed by visible scars on your face or body, you want to ensure your treatment is performed by a medical professional that is familiar with the latest advances in aesthetic science. Dr. Ammar Mahmoud has a background in surgical and regenerative cosmetic procedures and tissue engineering and is dedicated to achieving the best results possible in scar revision treatments. Our entire team is focused on providing a superior patient experience, with compassion, warmth, and understanding.
We listen to our patients and work closely with them to achieve the most positive outcome possible with the world’s most advanced scar revision treatments. Whether laser scar removal, IPL treatments, or subcision, or a combination approach, you can expect a customized treatment, applied to achieve results that enhance your quality of life, and confidence in how you appear.
What is the recovery from scar revision?
Depending on the treatment, your scar revision may require just a few days, or longer. When we meet with you in a private consultation, we will evaluate the scars and advise you of the most effective treatment, along with the expected recovery time and results. Generally, with the use of modern technology, the recovery time is swift and comfortable, and we will be closely monitoring your progress to ensure you achieve total satisfaction.