By Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank,
Founder and director of The 5th Avenue Dermatology Surgery &Laser Center of New York
- Dermapen: This tiny device takes the technique of needling, which has been around for ages, and incorporates a new method which minimizes epidermal damage leading to less pain and bleeding. It is easy to maneuver around tight facial contours, making it ideal for any type of facial scarring (acne, car accidents, etc.).
- Silicone Microdroplets: Microdroplet silicone injections can be used to permanently rebuild tissue by stimulating the body’s own collagen production. In this treatment, numerous drops of sterile silicone oil are injected at several points of the affected area. Treatments are conducted at monthly intervals to allow collagen to rebuild.
- Fraxel Restore and Fraxel Repair: These devices offer a full spectrum of resurfacing options from least to most aggressive.
- Vbeam Laser: The Vbeam Laser is a laser technology used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including raised and red scars. Each treatment takes 15 minutes to two hours depending on the number and size of treatment areas. The Vbeam Laser is most effective on dark colored scars. Mild and moderate scars will become virtually invisible and patients with more severe scars will see a noticeable reduction.