When a wound heals, it can sometimes leave behind a scar, depending on the severity of the injury. Scarring can also occur due to serious acne outbreaks. Some minor scarring can result from a cosmetic or medical procedure. All of these types of facial scarring can be treated. Here are a few types of treatments, along with some considerations.

  • Home treatments – There may be some natural or bottled home remedies you can try. However, keep in mind that these are the least likely to be effective. Plus, there is the risk of an allergic reaction, so always test facial products on your skin before applying them everywhere.

  • Chemical peels – While superficial peels will only be effective on minor scarring, this is also the best remedy for very sensitive skin. Additionally, there are deeper peels that can turn back the clock on scars even more, but the tradeoff is some skin irritation.

  • Dermabrasion – This isn’t the same as the kit you buy in the store. Dermabrasion is performed in the office, and it can involve some minor discomfort. However, this is also one of the most effective treatment methods, reducing scars by up to 50%.

  • Laser resurfacing – A surgeon can use a CO2 laser to remove the top few layers of skin cells. This can significantly reduce all types of scarring and helps with many other skin blemishes, like wrinkles and sun damage. You may have to contend with a couple of weeks of redness afterward, but this is the most effective treatment method that doesn’t involve invasive surgery.

  • Surgical options – For serious scars, you may need to consider surgical options. A cosmetic surgeon can remove the scar tissue with a scalpel. While this method comes with the most potential complications, it also generally offers the best outcomes when you are talking about serious facial scars.

Facial Scar Treatments on Long Island

NY Face Place in Mineola offers all of the facial scarring treatment options described in this article. Dr. Alex is a skilled surgeon and makes use of the latest technology for laser resurfacing with minimal downtime for the patient. In our medical spa, you can enjoy chemical peels for all skin types. Give us a call today at 516.294.9454 to discuss which options would be best for your needs.