SCAR IMPROVEMENT OVERVIEW
Once the skin sustains a full thickness cut, it always heals with scarring. A scar is the tissue glue that our body forms to seal up the wound. The nature of the glue, the amount and type varies from person to person and depends on his genetic type. Some people are bad scar formers while some are good scar formers. At Aesthetics Medispa we understand this process and know how to manipulate the healing to give the best looking scar. Our objective of scar improvement surgery is to make the scars look the best or hide them in invisible areas.
A bad scar is one which is visible from afar. A good scar is one which has to go really close to see. A bad scar could be a hypertrophic scar or a keloid. A keloid happens because of inherent tendency of excessive scar formation. It keeps on growing, becomes very hard, tight and itches. Such scars if cut and removed tend to come back very aggressively. There are special techniques for handling such scars. Majority of the other bad scars are hypertrophic scars. Such scars can be revised.
Scar improvement surgery may be advised if you have a bad looking scar. It can be hypertrophic or atrophic. Scar revision may involve simple excision of the scar and repeat fine closure, or Z plasty, W plasty etc. What is important is the post surgical care. We may advise you to apply either silicone sheet, or silicone gel over the scar for a few months. Or we may advise you LASER to reduce the redness of the scar. Atrophic scars are best treated with fractional pixel lasers or erbium YAG.