Improve the Appearance of Keloid Scars with Laser Scar Treatment

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Keloid scars develop as a result of an overproduction of collagen, leading to raised areas and often discoloration. These scars are unsightly and may cause discomfort or itching. While there's no cure for keloid scars, treatments are available to improve their appearance. Dr. Adam B. Bodian uses advanced laser therapy to treat raised scars and help patients regain confidence in their appearance.

Call Bodian Dermatology and Medical Day Spa to book a consultation and learn about keloid scar treatment in Great Neck, NY. We offer a range of other cosmetic and medical procedures to help you achieve healthy, beautiful skin.

Understanding keloid scars

Keloid scars are a type of abnormal scarring that occurs when we produce too much collagen in response to an injury. This excess collagen leads to a raised, thickened scar that extends beyond the original wound. Keloid scars can be triggered by cuts, burns, and even surgical incisions on the skin.

Though raised scars can appear anywhere, they are commonly found on the chest, shoulders, chin, neck, and earlobes. They vary in size and shape, ranging from small bumps to large, irregular growths. Keloids may also be accompanied by symptoms such as tenderness and persistent itching. It's best to seek keloid scar treatment as early as possible to prevent them from growing larger and more painful over time.

How can laser treatment help?

At Bodian Dermatology and Medical Day Spa, we understand the impact keloid scars can have on self-esteem and quality of life. That's why we offer laser therapy, a process that involves focused beams of light targeting and destroying excess collagen in the scar tissue. Treatment reduces the size and thickness of keloid scars, making them less visible.

During a consultation in Great Neck, NY, Dr. Bodian will carefully assess your keloid scars and recommend an appropriate laser therapy based on their size, location, and severity. Our technology allows for precise targeting of visible scar tissue while minimizing damage to the surrounding healthy skin. Rest assured that we'll prioritize your safety and comfort throughout the procedure.

Preparing for your keloid scar treatment

Dr. Bodian recommends attending 4 – 6 laser sessions at our clinic, depending on the size and severity of the keloid scars. Larger or more pronounced scars may require additional treatments for optimal results. Each session will be scheduled a few weeks apart to allow for proper healing.

After each appointment, we'll provide instructions on how to care for your skin, including:

  • Keeping the treated area clean and dry
  • Avoiding direct sunlight and applying sunscreen when going outside
  • Applying prescribed ointments or creams to promote healing
  • Refraining from picking or scratching

It's important to note that raised scars may not be fully removed with laser treatment. However, they should be significantly reduced in size, making them less noticeable and more manageable. Our patients also report less pain and itching after undergoing laser therapy.

Manage your keloid scars with our help

Keloid scars can cause physical and emotional discomfort. If you're struggling with this type of scarring, schedule a consultation at Bodian Dermatology and Medical Day Spa in Great Neck, NY. Dr. Adam B. Bodian and our team are dedicated to helping people achieve healthy and beautiful skin. We'll work with you to determine the ideal approach for your specific needs.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.