Atrophic scars leave indentations in the skin. When the skin wound heals, not enough tissue is created, leaving a depression. Acne scars that pockmark the skin are a common example of atrophic scars that can permanently impact the appearance and texture of the skin. At Blaine Plastic Surgery, we offer effective options for atrophic scar removal and skin resurfacing treatments at our clinics in Huntington, New York City and Staten Island, NY.
Atrophic scars are usually caused by a type of skin lesion, infection or growth. Acne, chicken pox and moles can all leave scars that are indented in the skin. There are three main types of atrophic scars, including icepick, boxcar and rolling scars, that differ slightly in their shape and depth. Treatment of atrophic scars depends on the type and severity of the scar. Injections, skin resurfacing and collagen-induction are the most common, but reconstructive plastic surgery may be used for severe or large atrophic scars.
Treatments for Indented Scars
Those with atrophic scars (deep pits or pockmarks) can benefit from injections of specific dermal fillers to help re-inflate these depressed areas of the skin. Other treatments can include resurfacing the skin or collagen induction. Some of the atrophic scar removal options we offer include:
- Dermal filler injections
- Chemical peels
- Laser skin treatments
- Skin reconstructive surgery (Mohs surgery repair)
Are you concerned with the appearance of your atrophic scar(s)? Wherever scarring is visible, the professionals at Blaine Plastic Surgery would be happy to consult with you and determine the best course of action for helping to diminish their unwanted appearance. With several atrophic scar removal treatment options and surgical techniques at our fingertips, Blaine Plastic Surgery is the trusted option for effective scar treatment in New York. Contact us today to get started.