Scar Revision

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  Scar revision is a surgical treatment that is performed to lessen the scar and make it more consistent with your skin color.  Scar tissue forms after a skin heals from an injury or surgery. The kind of scarring a person could get depends on the size of the wound, heredity, age, and skin characteristics.  LEARN MORE

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Scar Revision

 

Scar revision is a surgical treatment that is performed to lessen the scar and make it more consistent with your skin color. 

Scar tissue forms after a skin heals from an injury or surgery. The kind of scarring a person could get depends on the size of the wound, heredity, age, and skin characteristics. 

Scar Revision

Scar revision is a surgical treatment that is performed to lessen the scar and make it more consistent with your skin color. 

Scar tissue forms after a skin heals from an injury or surgery. The kind of scarring a person could get depends on the size of the wound, heredity, age, and skin characteristics.  

Medications such as anesthetic ointments and antihistamine creams can lessen itching and tenderness. Silicone gel sheeting or ointment can also reduce pain and help flatten reduce scars.

Types of Scars

Atrophic Scars- Sunken or pitted and caused by acne or chickenpox

Contracture Scars-Scars that tighten your skin and limits movement and usually caused by burns implants

Hypertrophic Scars- Scars after surgery

Keloid scars- this scar is usually red and lumpy. It s painful and itchy at times 

Stretch marks- also called silver scars. This is usually caused by growth spurt and most common in pregnant women.

 

When to have scar revision

Some scars flatten and become less visible with time so when to have scar revision is not something everyone needs. It is advisable to have scar revision 60 to 90 days after the wound healed and the scar completely matures. 

Here are skin conditions that might need scar revision:

• Keloid

• Scar that is at an angle to the tension lines of the skin.

• Thick scar

• Scars that disfigure features or  limits movements

Ways to Minimize the Scar

• The scar may be removed to enforce skin growth.

• Skin Grafting- here a thin layer of skin from another part of the body is placed over the injured area.

• Tissue expansion- usually used for breast reconstruction as well as for skin that has been damaged because of birth defects and injuries. 

• Laser Skin Resurfacing- this technique uses laser to remove the outer layers of the skin. This enables the for skin regeneration.

• Chemical peels- like the other treatment it targets the outer layer of the skin so that new skin tissue will grow.

• Dermabrasion- uses wire brush to peel off the top part of the skin. 

Sources:

http://www.bupa.co.uk/individuals/health-information/directory/s/scar-revision

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002991.htm

 

 

 

 

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