A burn, injury, surgery, or other trauma to your skin can cause the formation of scar tissue that can be unsightly. We will have experiences that can injure our skin. A scar is not too bad if it is small or in a location that is easy to conceal. For some scars, though, you want a treatment other than hiding them under clothing or makeup. Scar revision by New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Nicole Schrader can help improve your confidence.
If you’ve been considering a cosmetic procedure to reduce the appearance of a scar, please request a consultation online, or call Dr. Schrader’s office at 609-279-0009.
The scar will never go away completely, but there are methods that can help reduce the size and appearance. Different factors influence how your skin will scar. Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process after injury. The depth and size of the wound or incision and the location of the injury will have an impact on the characteristics of a scar. Your age, heredity, sex, and ethnicity, will all affect how much your skin will react.
There are different types of scars including:
- Keloid scars. These scars are the result of an overly aggressive healing process. These scars extend beyond the original injury. Over time, a keloid scar may affect mobility. Possible treatments include surgical removal, or injections with steroids.
- Hypertrophic scars. Raised and red scars that are similar to keloids, but do not breach the boundaries of the injury site. Possible treatments can include injections of steroids to reduce inflammation.
- Acne scars. If you’ve had severe acne, you probably have the scars to prove it. There are many types of acne scars, ranging from deep pits to scars that are angular or wavelike in appearance. Possible treatments will depend on the types of acne scars you have.
In the case of protruding scars such as keloids or hypertrophic, your doctor may elect to use steroid injections.
Plastic surgery involves many choices. The first and most important is selecting a surgeon you can trust. Choosing a good facial plastic surgeon ensures that you have selected a physician who:
- Is trained and experienced in all facial plastic surgery procedures
- Operates only in accredited medical facilities
- Adheres to a strict code of ethics
- Is board certified by The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
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