For many who have undergone surgery, suffered injury or have a physical deformity; scarring leaves behind painful and undesirable reminders.
What is scar revision?
Every patient is unique and as such the healing processes vary greatly from case to case. The skin of each patient, the way their body heals and the extent of the original injury all effect what the final result will be. During a consultation, a skilled plastic surgeon at the Soderstrom Skin Institute can explain how a reconstructive surgery such as scar revision can positively change a patient’s appearance.
What are the treatment options?
Depending on the type and severity of the scarring, different techniques are utilized, all proving to be effective when administered by the medical professionals at the Soderstrom Skin Institute. Acquired deformities that are a result of accident, infection or disease can all be improved through reconstructive plastic surgery. Scars can be treated through procedures such as Microdermabrasion, injection or excision as well.
What else should I know?
Below is a list of the different classification of scars as well as their definition:
- Keloids: are common thick red and often itchy scars that grow beyond the original edge of the wound or incision. Unfortunately for those who suffer from keloids these types of scars do have a tendency to recur.
- Hyptertrophic scars: similar to keloids but raised in nature
- Contracture scars: often caused by burns or injuries and result in the loss of skin, whereby, the scar pulls the edges of the skin tighter and closer together than desired.
- Facial scars: resulting from injury, disease or acne scarring. These scars react well to surgery and revision.