At The Plastic Surgery Center of Austin, Steven Holzman, M.D., F.A.C.S. performs all of our corrective skin treatments. His specialization in this area makes him highly qualified to treat a variety of skin irregularities such as scars, moles, and cysts.
Contact us for more information about any of the skin treatments we offer, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Holzman.
The appearance of scars resulting from accidents, acne, or surgeries can be reduced using a variety of methods. Depending on skin type, pigmentation, and your unique skin healing process, as well as the depth, color, shape and size of your scar, Dr. Holzman will choose the procedure that is most effective for treating your scar. Injections, laser ablation and other resurfacing treatments such as dermabrasion may be considered to accomplish scar reduction. For severe cases, surgical procedures such as skin grafting and z-plasty can be performed.
Moles can be found almost anywhere on the skin of the body in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some patients, for either cosmetic or medical reasons, desire to have their moles eliminated. Having an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Holzman, who is proficient in advanced suturing techniques, can keep scarring from mole removal to a minimum. Whether a mole is cancerous or benign, we can use the appropriate techniques to accomplish complete removal with the most aesthetically pleasing results possible.
Cysts can form due to a variety of causes, from congestion of hair follicles to clogged oil glands. They can even result from skin trauma. Generally found beneath the skin of the underarms, groin, scalp, neck, and back, cysts are sacs filled with either fluid or a collection of dead cells enveloped within skin tissue. When untreated, cysts can enlarge and become problematic both medically and cosmetically. In some cases, cysts can become infected, causing them to swell and making them tender to the touch. Depending on the size, depth and nature of the cyst, Dr. Holzman will choose the method of removal that is most appropriate and will result in the smallest possible amount of residual scarring.