Scar formation, which naturally results from skin wounds caused by
accident, disease, or surgery, can be treated in a variety of ways.
Z-plasty, skin grafting, flap surgery, laser skin resurfacing, and
dermabrasion are some of the most common types of solutions toward
Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has cured. They are unavoidable results of injury or surgery, and their development can be
unpredictable. Poor healing may contribute to scars that are clear, 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.
1 to 3 hours.
Some discomfort, swelling, bruising, and redness (may differ with
Sutures are usually removed within a few days following surgery, and
although scars cannot be completely removed their condition will greatly
improve. To help maximize recovery and healing, it is important to
follow the doctor’s instructions. Return to work: within 1 week. Return
to strenuous activities: up to 2 weeks.
The rare possibilities of infection, bleeding, and little improvement
to scar formation.
Final results may not show forth for at least 1 full year.
Your doctor will help determine which scar revision technique is best
for your condition, which is based on factors like the severity of
your scarring and your body’s response to the skin’s injury. All scars
are permanent; however, many methods are successful in lightening,
diminishing, or concealing its appearance. Scar tissue can be excised
and replaced with skin grafting or flap surgery, repositioned with
a special incision method, or even injected with medication; “sanded”
down, or even treated with a laser. Your doctor can go into detail
about further treatments used for scar revision surgery.