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When the skin is wounded and tissue is removed, it can leave an atrophic scar. These scars are indented and pockmarks from chicken pox or acne are examples of atrophic scarring. The wound heals, but not enough tissue is created to restore an even surface. Atrophic scars can leave the skin permanently damaged without treatment. LM Medical NYC offers effective treatments for atrophic scar removal at our clinics in Manhattan.

Most atrophic scars are caused by skin growths or infections. Viruses, moles, acne and other skin conditions can leave behind indented scars once the skin heals. There are different levels of atrophic scarring, from small icepick holes in the skin to boxcar and rolling scars that are larger and deeper. Instead of fading or “removing” atrophic scars, they need to be filled or smoothed by cosmetic treatments or surgery.

Smoothing Indented Scars

There are several treatments that can be used for improving the appearance of atrophic scarring. Dr. Lesley Rabach is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, and Dr. Morgan Rabach is a board certified dermatologist; both can offer treatments for skin damaged by atrophic scarring. At LM Medical NYC, we offer both non-invasive treatments and facial plastic surgery options for scar revision and removal including:

  • Chemical peels
  • CO2 laser skin resurfacing
  • Dermal filler injections (Bellafill®)
  • Microneedling
  • Scar revision plastic surgery

The goal of atrophic scar removal treatments is to achieve a smoother appearance to the skin. This can include removal of damaged skin cells and collagen induction for healing. Multiple treatments may be combined to achieve the desired effect.

If you have atrophic scarring that has left indents in your skin, there are cosmetic treatments that can improve the appearance of these skin imperfections. Contact us at LM Medical NYC to schedule a scar removal consultation with Dr. Morgan, our expert dermatologist, or Dr. Lesley, our talented plastic surgeon, at our clinics in Greenwich Village and the Upper East Side.