Scar and Keloid Removal
There are multiple different types of scars that may appear on your skin for various reasons.
- Traumatic Scars
- Hypertrophic Scars
Many of these scars can be faded or reduced significantly under the care of Dr. Adam Schaffner, Patients Medical's highly trained plastic surgeon, using the latest technology, including
- Fractional Laser Resurfacing
- Laser scar removal
- Chemical peels
- Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)
- and other customized treatments
Treatment for Keloids
Occasionally scars enlarge spontaneously to form firm, smooth, hard growths called keloids. Keloids may be uncomfortable or itchy, and may be much larger than the original wound.
While Keloids scars are usually just a cosmetic problem and never become malignant, they may be uncomfortable or cause embarrassment if they are in a visible location. Dr. Schaffner may recommend laser scar removal or surgical removal, depending on the condition of the scar or keloid.
Traumatic Scar Removal
Traumatic scars form after injuries that leave jagged or rough wounds to heal, or major surgeries that require large incisions. These scars may appear puffy, uneven or may have discoloration for months or even years. These can often be improved by various cosmetic dermatology treatments including fractional laser resurfacing, which can fade the appearance and literally retexture the skin to make it look and feel smoother.
As wounds heal, scar tissue forms, which at first is often red and somewhat prominent. Over several months, a scar usually becomes flat and pale. If there is substantial tension on a wound, the healing area is remains thicker than usual. This is known as a hypertrophic scar. Hypertrophic scars can respond will to fractional laser resurfacing, which will even out the texture of the skin, making it smooth and virtually un-noticeable.
Dr. Adam Schaffner, a highly trained plastic surgeon at Patients Medical, is able to assess and advise you on the best management for a problematic scar, with a wide variety of treatment modalities available for use.
Begin Your Journey to Wellness with Patients Medical
Our job at Patients Medical is to listen, to connect the dots between a patient's medical history, symptoms,
and their underlying causes. Patients Medical is a superb place for women and men to secure integrative and holistic health
care from me or one of my colleagues. I provide innovative and personalized care that nurtures mind, body, and spirit, and
enjoy partnering with my patients to support their health and well-being.
For those that can make the journey, I am happy to welcome new patients to our medical center in New York City. Call us at 1-212-794-8800. I am here to listen and to help.
Start Your Road to Health with Dr. Schaffner
1. Complete Form
Complete this simple form so that we can contact you to learn how Patients Medical
can help you on your health and wellness journey.
2. Meet and Partner with Dr. Schaffner
Spend quality time partnering with Dr. Schaffner, a highly-trained plastic surgeon, who specializes in general and cosmetic dermatology using the latest technology and equipment. You and Dr. Schaffner will engage in a detailed consultation, physician examination, and diagnostic testing.
3. Follow-Up Consultation
At a follow-up visit, meet with Dr. Schaffner to discuss your test results and learn of your customized health treatment plan developed specifically for you. Dr. Schaffner will evaluate your progress during each follow-up visit, modifying the plan to help you attain maximum health.