Scar Management- Troy, Rochester Hills & Detroit
Many patients who have scarring, either from surgery or outside factors, are looking for a way to lessen their scar’s appearance. At Dr. Ellen Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we offer a selection of option for treating the appearance of visible and raised scars.
Embrace- Embrace uses Stress-Shield™ technology to actively mend the skin, significantly improving the appearance of thick, visible, raised scars. This technology treats the root cause of scarring, gently holding together both sides of your closed incision to ease tension. Embrace dressings last around 10 days, and it is advised that therapy be continued for two months for optimal results.
BioCorneum- BioCorneum is the first and only FDA-approved silicone-based treatment for diminishing the appearance of scars while also protecting them from sun damage. Patients can also track improvements in their scar as it heals on Biocorneum’s website, orig.biocorneum.com.
Broadband Light BBL – BBL, or Broadband Light laser therapy can treat a range of skin conditions, including lessening the appearance of scars. During a treatment, a handheld BBL device is passed over the treatment area and patients will feel a warm sensation, similar to a repeated rubber band snap. BBL treatments are done in two to five sessions, usually spaced two to four weeks apart, though more sessions may be needed for more serious scarring.
Profractional Laser Therapy- Profractional laser therapy works by removing the skin layer by layer. This will cause new skin cells to form, resulting in tighter, smoother skin. During treatment, local anesthetic will be used, and treatment can take anywhere from thirty minutes to two hours, depending on the size of the treatment area. Patients can expect skin peeling to occur five to seven days after laser therapy, and healing take between 10-21 days.