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 improvement.
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Some discomfort, swelling, bruising, and redness (may differ with treatment areas).
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.