Scars are visible remanants after a wound has healed. They are the unavoidable results of injury or surgery, and their development can be unpredictable and depends on the quality of your skin. Imperfect healing may contribute to scars that are obvious, unsightly or disfiguring.
Scar revision is plastic surgery procedure to improve the appearance of a scar. After revision,the scar will remain, but it will be smoother and less visible. Surgical Scar Revision: This is a method of removing a scar and rejoining the normal skin. Wide scars can often be made thinner. Long scars can be made shorter. Using broken-line incisions,W- plasty ,Z- plasty etc can make scars harder to notice as a surgeon can hide a scar by redirecting it into a wrinkle or a hairline.
In this procedure, an electrical dermabrasion machine is used to remove the top layers of skin. This procedure gives the skin a smooth and even surface. Dermabrasion is used for treating acne scars, pockmarks, some surgical scars, or other minor irregularities.
Laser Scar Revision
Another method of improving scars is laser scar revision. High-energy light from ablative lasers like carbon dioxide or erbium yag is used to treat damaged skin. Different lasers are available for treating a variety of scars. A pulsed dye laser can be used to remove scar redness and to flatten raised scars (hypertrophic scars or keloids). Radiofrequency microneedling energy based devices are also used to improve the quality of hypertrophic and post acne scars
This procedure uses a chemical to remove the top layer of the skin and smooth depressed scars. It is most helpful for superficial scars. Cortisone injections: These are effective in shrinking and flattening very firm scars. This treatment is popular for hypertrophic scars and keloids. A variety of other techniques like fat injections,PRP, and microneeedling are also used to improve the scars.
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