Scars are part of the body’s normal healing process, but not every scar heals optimally. For those women and men troubled by conspicuous scarring, keloids or other scar appearance concerns, scar treatment can help.
Dr. Stephen Kay is considered one of the best plastic surgeons serving women and men throughout the Bethesda-Chevy Chase metro area. In addition to helping thousands of people from the Washington D.C. area and beyond to feel better about their appearance with scar revision, Dr. Kay also offers a full range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for both face and body.
Please contact us online or call our Chevy Chase plastic surgery practice at 301-951-5120 for more information on scar treatment.
The best candidates for scar treatment feel embarrassed about the appearance of one or more scars, and have waited at least 6 months for scars to mature before seeking treatment. Scar revision is most commonly pursued for scars on the face, but can help improve the appearance of scars located nearly anywhere on the face or body.
Scar treatment can:
Please visit our before and after photo gallery to see real patient results that are possible with scar treatment.
The costs associated with scar revision can vary depending on the type and size of scar tissue being treated, which procedures are necessary and whether Dr. Kay recommends multiple sessions or treatments. Some types of scar treatment may be covered by health insurance, so it’s a good idea to check with your provider. The total costs will include the necessary procedure or procedures, along with Dr. Kay’s medical fees. While costs are kept low by performing scar revision as an outpatient procedure, Dr. Kay and his staff will go over all the available options for cosmetic surgery financing that can help make your treatment even more affordable.
The approach Dr. Kay uses to improve the appearance of your scar will vary depending on the scar type and location.
Each type of scar may respond better to a specific technique, depending on how your body responds and many other factors. Dr. Kay will develop a customized treatment plan to improve the appearance of your scars, sometimes using a combination of several different procedures if needed. Some of these may be performed at the same time, while others may need to be spaced a few weeks or months apart for the best results.
In some cases, Dr. Kay may recommend pursuing other skincare options prior to scar revision. For example, if acne scars are a concern, then effective acne treatment can first help minimize existing breakouts as a preventative measure against additional scarring.
The improvement of your scar may be almost immediate, or may require several staged treatments spread over a longer period of time before you can see your final results. Most scar revisions require very little recovery time if any, so you can expect to return to your normal daily routine right away.
After scar treatment, the affected area should look more natural and blend better into the surrounding skin, becoming much less noticeable overall.