Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound is fully healed. They are unavoidable, unpredictable and their appearance varies from patient to patient. They are results from injuries, direct traumas, and/or surgical procedures. Poor wound healing due to certain attributes like infections and smoking can contribute to the extent of a scar; whether it is obvious, unsightly or disfiguring. Although, even without a complication and a wound that heals well a scar can still affect and alter 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.
Scar revision surgery is meant to minimize or correct a scar. This is done to visibly reduce the appearance and help make the scar more consistent with your skin tone and texture. Your treatment options may vary based on the type and degree of scarring and can include:
- Simple topical treatments, such as silicone creams, gels, and pads
- Minimally invasive procedures, such as local injections
- Surgical revision with advanced techniques in wound closure
There is no guarantee that these treatment options with erase the scare completely. However, they can provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or improve a scar that has healed poorly.