Discover Our Menu of Scar Treatments
Subcision of acne scars
If you have deep, depressed acne scars, a subcision treatment can help smooth these particularly stubborn scars. Subcision is a technique of breaking up the scar tissue that is pulling the scar down to allow it to flatten and smooth out. This is a simple procedure using local anesthesia and a special tool that only takes about 15 minutes.
Some scars – especially those that are older, thicker, and raised from the skin’s surface – can be smoothed out using injectable treatments. At New York Skin & Vein Centers, we use injections of medications like steroids and 5FU can soften and smooth out scars.
The injections are well tolerated and usually show results after the first treatment session (though it can take more than one session to see ideal results).
Laser Skin Rejuvenation treatment
This laser treats scars by decreasing redness, decreasing scar volume, and improving skin texture. Vascular lasers work best when used early in the treatment of scars. Scars that are red or purple will respond to excel® V or Laser Genesis. The treatment is fast and painless and usually needs to be repeated 2 to 4 times to see the best results.