About Scar Treatment

The Manhattan cosmetic surgery office of Dr. Kenneth O. Rothaus provides patients with countless options for improving the aesthetics of the skin. For men and women with unsightly or bothersome scars, we offer laser scar treatment to help diminish the appearance and lighten the color of the scar. While most scars will not disappear completely, laser scar treatment has the ability to lighten the scar so that it blends in with the nearby skin. It is especially helpful for individuals who have scars on the face due to acne.

Our In-House Lasers

Dr. Rothaus is proud to have the Lux 1540 and the DEKA SmartXide fractional CO2 laser on-site to assist with scar treatment.

The Lux 1540 is a non-ablative laser resurfacing treatment that leaves the epidermis layer of the skin intact, while addressing a specific problem area, such as a scar. It can help lighten and reduce the appearance of surgical, traumatic, and acne related scarring. This laser does require a topical anesthetic for larger areas such as acne scarring on the face, but there is no downtime associated with the treatment. Most patients need approximately 3-4 visits using the Lux to see maximum results.

The DEKA SmarthXide Dot 50 watt fractional CO2 laser is an ablative laser treatment that actually creates a pattern of microscopic vertical channels starting on the surface of the skin. The heat generated by this laser is much greater than the non-ablative lasers and leads to a significant improvement in scarring and associated pigmentation. It is a hemostatic laser, which means there is no bleeding, however there is some recovery due to the redness and dryness after the procedure. The DEKA is used to ameliorate the appearance of scars related to acne, trauma and/or surgery.

Lighten Your Scars

Our plastic surgery practice offers laser treatments for a variety of skin conditions. If you suffer from scarring on your face or anywhere else on the body, we invite you to call our office and learn more about laser scar treatment. We will evaluate the condition of your scar, and provide an honest and realistic expectation.

Plan Your Procedure

Recovery Time: 1-2 Weeks
Average Procedure Time: 1-2 Hours
Procedure Recovery Location: Out-Patient