Scar revision surgery is meant to minimize the scar so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture.Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are unavoidable results of injury or surgery, and their development can be unpredictable. Poor healing may contribute to scars that are obvious, unsightly or disfiguring. Even a wound that heals well can result in a scar that affects your appearance. Scars may be raised or recessed, different in color or texture from surrounding healthy tissue or particularly noticeable due to their size, shape or location.
Your treatment options may vary based on the type and degree of scarring and can include:
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- Simple topical treatments, such as bioCorneum+
- Minimally invasive procedures
- Surgical revision with advanced techniques in wound closure
What is the process Scar Revision treatment?
The scar removal is done under general anesthesia for cases that are extreme, but generally the scar revision can also be done under local anesthesia. It is an individualized treatment protocol which is followed for each patient, depending on the location, the age, the extent & the contour of the scar. Generally, elevated scars are treated with fractional co2 laser treatment / skin laser resurfacing, while depressed scars need to be treated with reconstructive surgery first, to revise the scar and then laser may be used to cause scar remodeling. Keloids and hypertrophic scars have to usually be treated conservatively, with a combination of skin treatments, occlusion therapy and skin lasers, surgery is best avoided in these conditions. To flatten raised scars, steroid injections may also be used.
Recovery after Scar removal surgery
As you heal, always keep in mind that there is no scar that can be completely removed; the degree of the improvement of the scar also depends on some factors like the direction of the scar, the size of the scar, the quality and nature of your skin and of course how well you take care of the wound after the operation or the laser procedure. Don’t panic if your scars look worse at first, the result of the surgery may not be that apparent for a year or two.
For some types of scar revision, light dressing & silicone occlusion patches are applied. After 5 days, stitches in the facial area (for scar revision surgery) are removed.