Scar Revision

A scar results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues of the body. Thus, scarring is a natural part of the healing process. However, the scars can become irregular and undesirable as follows:

Hypertrophic

Hypertrophic scars occur when the body overproduces collagen, which causes the scar to be raised above the surrounding skin. Hypertrophic scars take the form of a red raised lump on the skin.

Keloids

Keloids scars are a more serious form of scarring, because they can grow indefinitely into large, tumorous (although benign) neoplasms.  Hypertrophic scars are often distinguished from keloid scars by their lack of growth outside the original wound area.

Treatment Scar Revision/Scarplasty Your treatment options may vary based on the type and degree of scarring and can include:

Simple topical treatments

Minimally invasive procedures

Surgical revision with advanced techniques in wound closure

Scar revision surgery is meant to minimize the scar so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture.

Although scar revision can provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or improve a scar that has healed poorly, a scar cannot be completely erased.

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