If you’ve been living with scars on your face or other body parts and are ready to explore how you can reduce their appearance, you’ve come to the right place to learn about scar revision.
I have a long and successful history of performing successful scar revision surgery and scar removal procedures.
Types Of Scarring
There are a variety of scars and scar tissue that results. You may be able to determine the type of scar you are living with by reading the following descriptions. However, the best course of action is the schedule a consultation. Depending on the kind of scarring you have, the treatments will vary. So, what kind of scar are you living with?
Keloid: Keloid scars are thick as a result of tissue buildup and grow beyond the edges of a wound. Steroid injections are often the best form of treatment for keloid scars because they decrease the discomfort of the scar while reducing its overall size. In some cases, the scar is removed by excising multiple layers of the skin and placing a skin graft over the wound.
Hypertrophic: Like keloids, hypertrophic scars are thick and raised in appearance, but stay within the borders of a wound. Although hypertrophic scars usually fade away on their own, steroid injections or skin grafts can speed up the healing process.
Contractures: This kind of scarring typically forms when burns or large regions of skin are affected by an injury. As the skin heals, the scar pulls the boundaries of the skin together, causing discomfort and sometimes limiting bodily movement. Tissue expansion or skin grafts are used to replace the scar after it is excised.
Scarring left behind by acne can range from minor to very severe. The severity of each individual’s condition will determine what kind of laser resurfacing treatment will be most beneficial.
The treatments for diminishing scars vary. Sometimes a scar may require more than one procedure. Again, you can gather information, but there’s nothing like a consultation with the surgeon. Here are the various methods used for a variety of scars.
Injectable Steroids: Using a very fine needle, steroids are injected directly into the scars to break up the scar tissue. After the scar dissipates over time, it is removed through excision and closed.
Skin Graft: The scar is excised, and a graft of skin is taken from another area of the body and applied in place of the old scar.
Laser Resurfacing: Acne scars can be reduced or removed from the skin through laser resurfacing. With minimal downtime, Laser (CO2) Skin Resurfacing and Laser Light (Active FX) Treatment work effectively.
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Some of my patients have come to me needing scar revision procedures after having surgical procedures. The most important step in exploring any surgical procedure is selecting the surgeon you feel comfortable is going to be able to achieve your goals. Always work with a board certified surgeon in the specific discipline you are addressing.