What is Scar Correction?Scar correction is an attempt to make scars that are visible less noticeable by making them blend in with the surrounding parts of the skin. Even though a wound has fully healed, the scars may remain visible. There are a variety of ways this can be done and usually depends on the type of scars.
Benefits:• It can reduce discolouration or surface irregularities
• It can fix hypertrophic scars that develop directly at a wound site.
• It can fix painful or itchy Keloids that can develop on the face, neck, ears, chest or the shoulders
• It can fix contractures on fingers, elbows, knees or neck that can restrict movement
Procedure: -The treatment options can include -
• Simple tropical treatments - Existing surface scars and discoloration can be fixed by gels, tapes or external compression. It reduces the skin's ability to produce abnormal pigment and helps in closing the wound and healing it.
• Minimally Invasive procedures - Concave or depressed scars can be filled with dermal filler. The result can last from a month to several years depending on the filler material and the condition of the scar. The patient must go therapy to maximize the results. To reduce collagen formation and alter the size, appearance and texture of a raised scar tissue an alternate method called the injection therapy may be used. It uses steroidal-based compounds.
• Surgical revision with advanced techniques to close the wound - This includes surface treatments that is used to remove the top layer of the scar by doing dermabrasion, laser or light therapy, chemical peel solutions or skin bleaching agents. For deeper scars incisions are created to surgically remove the scar.
The surgeon will first examine the scar in detail by taking photographs. Then they will discuss the appropriate procedure along with the possible outcomes. They will also discuss the health and any potential complications that may arise due to the procedure