Scar Correction

Advanced Dermatology Associates -  - Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology Practice

Advanced Dermatology Associates

Medical, Cosmetic, and Surgical Dermatology Practices located across Manhattan and the Bronx, New York City, NY

If you’re troubled by acne scars, stretch marks, raised scars, or some other kind of scar, you’re probably wishing for a way to get your smooth skin back. At Advanced Dermatology in Midtown Manhattan, Harlem and the Bronx, New York, the highly skilled medical team offers the best in state-of-the-art scar correction. Use online booking or call now to schedule your appointment at one of the practice’s five convenient locations.

Scar Correction Q & A


What are the different kinds of scars?

The different types of scars include:

Flat scars

Flat scars may start out slightly raised, and then flatten over time. Flat scars usually blend in with your surrounding skin, although they can be a little lighter or darker.

Raised scars

Raised scars, medically called hypertrophic scars, stand out sharply from the surrounding skin. They usually appear on the chest, back, or shoulders. Raised scars sometimes hurt or feel itchy. Very large raised scars can be painful and may even interfere with your range of motion.

Acne scars

Acne scars, medically called atrophic scars, are depressed and look like pits in the skin. This kind of scar may look worse as you age because your skin loosens and emphasizes the pits. There are three general types of acne scars, including tiny icepick scars, rolling scars with a hill-and-valley look, and boxcar scars with wider depressions.


Keloids are scars that stand out well above your skin's surface. Keloids are different from raised scars because they grow bigger than the original wound. Keloids can hurt and itch, and they may grow quite large.

Stretch marks

Stretch marks are depressed areas in your skin that appear when your skin expands or constricts very fast. This happens during pregnancy but can also happen with any weight gain, weight loss, or growth spurt.

Contracture scars

Contracture scars are very tight scars that limit motion. They usually happen after a burn.

No matter what kind of scar you're dealing with, Advanced Dermatology offers effective solutions.


How do laser treatments help with scars?

Laser treatments are often one of the best treatment options for scars. The laser breaks up scar tissue while stimulating new collagen growth below your skin. The new collagen moves upwards to fill depressions like acne scar pits.

Non-invasive laser treatment minimize even raised scars or keloids, and can also help with depressed acne scars. In addition to an improved appearance, you can also get symptom relief for problems like itchiness or pain.


What other scar treatments are available?

If laser treatment isn’t right for your scar, there are many other options, including:

  • Topical gel or cream
  • Chemical peels
  • Dermabrasion
  • Cryotherapy
  • Corticosteroid injections

Your provider prescribes your treatment based on your specific needs. Book your appointment at Advanced Dermatology online or by phone today.

Please contact us at 1-800-545-SKIN (7546).