How We Treat Keloid, Acne and Hypertrophic Scars

Undesirable and uncomfortable scars can be removed. Hypertrophic scars are unsightly, flat and cosmetically not pretty which is why many of our patients seek to remove them. In the case of hypertrophic scars which are caused by excessive collagen production when the skin is healing after a trauma or injury, the scar is raised and wide. Hypertrophic scars can be treated or removed by laser therapy, corticosteroid injections, cryotherapy which freezes the scar tissue, or surgical removal.

Keloid scars occur when the scar tissue grows to excess outside of the skin. Approximately three million patients are affected by keloid scars annually. They are typically raised, itchy, lumpy and flesh colored. These are cosmetically undesirable scars and for that reason alone many patients opt for medical intervention and treatment. Cryosurgery and laser treatment are the recommended procedures to treat keloid scars.

Dr. Robert Schwarcz is a cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgeon who treats keloid, hypertrophic and acne scars for his patients. Click here to learn more about scar revision and removal treatments in our New York City and Scarsdale practices.

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