Scars are our body’s way of healing quickly from some sort of physical trauma, whether it be an accident, surgery or some other form of trauma on the skin. While the body attempts to heal as fast as possible, scars can be a painful and cosmetically displeasing reminder of this painful event. While the presence of a scar can be a badge of honor for some, for others scars are unpleasant, disfiguring, and can make one feel self-conscious or embarrassed. No matter what type of scar is present or where it is located, there are many treatment options that can help to reduce its appearance.
If you have a scar that you would like to treat, schedule a scar reduction consultation at the Connecticut Skin Institute. Dr. Omar Ibrahimi is a board certified dermatologist with the most advanced fellowship training in laser surgery. He has a special interest in treating scars. We treat the full spectrum of scars, from acne scars, to surgical scars (breast implant, breast reduction, skin cancer scars, C-section scars), to burn scars.
There are four main types of scars: atrophic scars, hypertrophic scars, keloid scars and burn scars. There are also many treatment options for scars. While atrophic scars are skin depressions, hypertrophic and keloid scars are elevated or raised. Your treatment plan will depend on the type of scar you have and many other factors that are best determined through an individual consultation. If you live in the greater Stamford area or Fairfield County, Connecticut, feel free to schedule a consultation with us to discuss your scar treatment options. We see referrals from all over the state and the NY metro area.
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