Facial scars develop as a result of injury to the skin. They may be the last remaining artifact of teenage breakouts, or develop following a freak accident. Learn more about how facial scar revision surgery or other facial procedures can minimize the look of unsightly facial scars.
The scar affects a facial feature.
Scars are partially composed of built-up collagen, and can often become thicker and higher than the surrounding skin. The size and location of the scar can negatively impact facial features, inhibiting motion. The scar may be near the lip or eyes, preventing natural movements due to the composition of the scar. Each feature should be able to express the full range of motion; and this, or at least an improvement in range, is the intended goal for a scar repair surgery.
The scar causes local discomfort.
Scar tissue that replaces normal, healthy skin can create a tightening in the area. When scars form on the face, the newly healed skin can tug on other skin with regular facial motions. By removing the scar, or altering its prominence on the face, facial movements become more natural to express.
The scar makes the patient feel self-conscious.
While it may be seen as cool to sport a scar in an action film, it can be a source of embarrassment in everyday life. Those with noticeable facial scars are often asked to rehash the story of the scar, which can be upsetting in many cases. Every person deserves to feel comfortable when others look at them.
Treating a scar promotes mental healing
In cases of domestic violence, traumatic injury, or other events best not remembered, scars do in fact serve as a painful reminder a time when the person was seriously hurt. Undoubtedly, people see their reflections every day, sometimes on multiple occasions. While other parts of the body are more easily hidden with clothing, the face is visible at all times for others to see.
Decrease the prominence of a scar for aesthetic purposes.
A prospective scar repair patient may feel that his or her facial scar detracts from the overall appearance of the face. It may strike through a feature, appear as a discolored or raised area of skin, or mask the natural beauty of the face. Others may focus more on this area of the face than other more attractive attributes, such as the eyes.
A wide variety of options are available through Dr. Rubinstein’s practice, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, and provide patient’s with individual treatment options, including:
- Punch grafting
- Soft tissue augmentation
- Laser resurfacing
- Chemical peels
These options include both surgical and non-surgical procedures, and more than one visit may be necessary depending on the elected treatment.
To learn more about your scar revision options, contact the experienced professionals at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC. Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein can provide the guidance you seek to alter your looks. Please contact us through the Patient Consultation Form or by phone, at 845-863-1772.
Dr. Rubinstein’s practice, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, has two New York locations in Newburgh and Manhattan. The upstate and city locations provide patients with convenient options to meet with the doctor.
Dr. Rubinstein has remained a sought-after facial plastic surgeon in the Hudson Valley for over a decade-and-a-half, specializing in esthetic laser procedures, facial plastic surgery, nasal, and sinus disorders. The doctor has been able to combine his healing and scientific principles for each patient. The doctor is certified through the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.