Washington, D.C. (202) 785-4187


Scars on our body are frequently associated with some emotional event or cause an emotional reaction and even low self-esteem. They are commonly the result of a trauma, previous surgery, a burn, an infection or acne. Scars take many forms including; thin, depigmented, irregular, thick, and darker areas surrounding the skin. Occasionally scars can impact on us functionally by limiting movement. Whatever they look like and however they were created, we do not like them. Once the body is injured in any way it heals by creating a scar. Scar revision surgery, performed in Washigton, D.C. at West End Plastic Surgery, can never eliminate scars, but can make scars less visible and obvious or reduce the impact on our activity.

Paul G. Ruff IV
M.D., F.A.C.S.

Personalized, compassionate patient care is the foundation of West End Plastic Surgery's philosophy. Our board-certified surgeon, Dr. Paul G. Ruff IV embraces innovative techniques to ensure our patients get the best treatments available.

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We're as thrilled with our patients' results as they are. Check out our before-and-after photo gallery and see for yourself the kind of work our talented surgeons do.

Paul G. Ruff IV, MD, FACS and his team at West End Plastic Surgery have a wide array of surgical and non-surgical options to achieve optimal results with scar revision procedures. At your initial consultation, Dr. Ruff will review your concerns and perform a thorough history and examination. After reviewing all of the information, Dr. Ruff and his staff will customize a course of therapy that will lead to the best possible aesthetic and functional result. Possible options may include topical therapies, fractional laser resurfacing, surgical revision and stem cell therapies. Your particular scar and the best procedure or combination of therapies will be fully discussed with you, including anesthetic options, recovery time and risks. If further surgery is required you will feel comfortable with the discreet care provided at his AAAASF certified surgical suite.

Plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul G. Ruff IV, is an expert in scar revision plastic and reconstructive surgery. His office is conveniently located in Georgetown and is a quick drive from Northern Virginia, Maryland and nearby cities such as Potomac, McLean and Alexandria. Three international airports in the metropolitan region also offer easy access from anywhere in the nation and the world.

Please review this website for further information about the practice of Paul G. Ruff IV, MD, FACS. View his before and after pictures to see his results. Then call us at (202) 785-4187 to schedule your personal consultation. You'll be glad you did!

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