Scar revision is a procedure to help improve the appearance of scars that are still red, raised, and/or lumpy. The scar may be revised with incisions (cutting away some of the scar tissue), an excision (cutting out part of the scar) or laser therapy. Scar revision can be done in conjunction with other procedures such as a facelift, breast reduction, or abdominoplasty. It is important for patients to find an experienced surgeon who has completed hundreds of these surgeries before undertaking this procedure.
Scar revision can be performed on people of any age who have physical health concerns along with being bothered by scars all over their bodies while not smoking as well as having positive thoughts during treatment.
Types of Scars
Different treatments are available depending on the type and severity of scars. Some treatments may be topical, like creams that you put on your skin, or more minimally invasive procedures. There are also surgical revision techniques for advanced wound closure.
There are different types of scars that can occur when one forms on your body. The type of scar determines the type of treatment you may need.
Hypertrophic scars develop directly at the site of an injury and appear thicker, redder or more uncomfortable than normal skin with time; they may also be raised above other areas around them.
Keloids are larger in size than hypertrophy and often become painful or itchy and extend beyond the original wound area to create pucker marks as well as being darker/lighter in color compared to surrounding healthy tissue because keloid can form anywhere on one’s body but tend to do so where there is less fatty tissues such as over bony prominences.
Contractures are when skin pulls together at a place that it doesn’t usually go to. This can happen when there is a lot of skin lost, like when you get burned. Contractures can also happen when there is a wound in the joint of your fingers or elbows, for example. Contractures make it hard to move around in certain places where they pull on the skin and tissue. For certain deeper scarring, it might be best to contact your plastic surgeon.
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