Scars are a necessary part of the surgical process. Any time an incision is made, a scar will develop during the recovery process. Scar tissue is incredibly effective at securing gaps left in muscles and skin, but its effectiveness does not counter its appearance. More than an aesthetic concern, scars can become sensitive, limit mobility, and even cause misalignment of muscles and underlying tissue.
Our skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Leon Goldstein, understands the impact scars can have on both your emotional and physical comfort. He offers scar reduction procedures to minimize the appearance of scar tissue while also restoring comfort and when necessary, improving alignment.
One of the most popular and effective ways to reduce scar tissue is with laser skin resurfacing. This procedure can be used to remove the outer layer of damaged skin, allowing a healthier appearance. In addition to removing outer layers of damaged skin, laser scar reduction can also stimulate the long-term production of collagen and elastin cells. As your body produces these new cells, the appearance of scar tissue is reduced from the inside out.
If your scar limits your mobility or has resulted in misaligned muscles, realignment surgery with or without skin grafts is also an option. This is a less common approach, but is extremely effective at restoring range of motion and encouraging a natural, scar-free appearance. The best solution for your body will be determined during your initial consultation with Dr. Goldstein.
We are committed to your health and happiness. Dr. Goldstein will work with you individually, listening closely to your goals and tailoring treatments to meet your particular needs. Please call us today at 203-245-0350 to make your appointment at The Office of Dr. Leon Goldstein and learn more about scar reduction in Madison, Connecticut, and Providence, Rhode Island.