Scars on the face, hands, or other exposed areas can make people sometimes feel self-conscious. Attempts to cover the scar with clothes or make-up can be costly and frustrating.
Scars are the result of acne, burns, cuts, or sores. Columbia University’s Department of Dermatology explains that scars are part of the body’s natural healing process. While scars naturally fade over time, there are some treatment methods available to help speed up this process. Restylane has been found to be effective in reducing the appearance of scars, according to the Decant Chronicle.
Restylane is an injectable filler composed of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally present in the body, found most commonly in eyes and in joints.
Restylane has the ability to improve the appearance of scars because of its collagen stimulation effect. Of course, for Restylane to work properly, it must be injected by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. In order to treat scars, precision and accuracy on the part of the surgeon is paramount.
Depressed scars are most easily treated using Restylane, because the filler can be used to lift and smooth out the skin. There are some risks to using fillers to treat scars. If the scar has bands of collagen beneath it, the filler can actually make the scar appear more prominent.
For this reason, it is important to speak to your plastic surgeon about your concerns and aesthetic goals. A skilled plastic surgeon can inspect your scar and determine what course of treatment would be best for you.
Dermal filler effects can fade over time, so it is important to develop a regular relationship with your plastic surgeon to ensure that touch-ups, when necessary, are performed in a timely manner.
Restylane has been found to be effective in treating acne scars in particular.
Acne often leaves a pits and bumps on the face, marring the face long after the acne itself is gone. Many individuals choose to cover up their acne scars with make-up. Unfortunately, make-up can actually make acne worse, leading to an increased likelihood of further scarring.
Restylane offers a long-term solution for individuals suffering from acne scars. Patients often report smoother skin with fewer unsightly pits and scars.
The treatment is non-invasive and yet it provides patients with lasting results.
If you suffer from unsightly scarring due to acne, cuts, burns, or sores, you may be a good candidate for Restylane. Consulting with a skilled plastic surgeon is the first step to determining whether Restylane is right for you.
Dr. Leonard Grossman, M.D. is a plastic surgeon in Brooklyn and Manhattan who has the longest experience of expertly using Restylane filler to treat a wide range of conditions. If you suffer from the physical, psychological and self-esteem effects that come with having scars in visible areas, a consultation with Dr. Grossman might be the solution for you. Dr. Grossman takes all the necessary time to discuss the best possible treatment option for each patient and tailors treatment to meet your unique needs.