Check out before and after results of silicone sheets for scar treatment in New York
Acne, infections, trauma, and surgery can all cause potentially unsightly scarring. The scars may be embarrassing or may act as reminders of unpleasant events. Now, there are effective treatment options, so patients do not have to live with their scars. Located in New York, Dr. Stephen Comite offers silicone sheets for scar treatment. Silicone sheeting produces great before and after results by reducing the appearance of scars.
How scars form
When the skin is traumatized due to surgery, injuries, or burns, the body works to repair the damage by generating new collagen. This collagen that the body produces is thicker and more rope-like than the normally smooth and flexible collagen we have in our skin. This ropy collagen develops into a scar. If the body overproduces collagen, a hypertrophic scar or a keloid can form. Additionally, the body can underproduce the ropy collagen and result in an atrophic or depressed scar.
Silicone sheets for scar treatment
The ropy scar tissue often feels dry, hard, and thick. Therapy with silicone sheets helps hydrate and soften the scar to reduce its appearance. The sheets can be applied to the skin as soon as the wound has healed. By increasing the temperature and hydration around the wound, a raised scar is flattened and softened. These thin, transparent sheets should be worn daily for several weeks to achieve the best results. Before and after treatment with silicone sheeting, the wound looks dramatically different. The unsightly wound closes, softens, and heals as the color fades and the skin softens.
Silicone sheeting comes with many benefits.
- Non-surgical therapy
- Reduction in the color and size of hypertrophic scars
- Improved skin elasticity
- Increased skin hydration
- Painless treatment
- Minimal risks or side effects
Each scar is unique in size, shape, thickness, and color. No two patients or scars are alike. Dr. Comite can create a custom treatment plan to help patients achieve optimal before and after results with silicone sheeting or additional scar therapy.
To learn more about before and after results of silicone sheeting and how silicone sheets for scar treatment work, contact the SkinProvement Dermatology of New York for an appointment. Call (212) 933-9490.Back to Scar Treatment Silicone Sheets Page