Scar revision or removal surgery 101: what you need to know
- Posted on: Jul 15 2021
When an injury occurs to the skin, it self-heals. Blood clots and the skin will recover with time. However, deep or severe damage to the skin can result in scarring, which, depending on where the injury is, can cause embarrassment or deformity. In situations such as this, Dr. Kimberly Carpin of Webster, TX may suggest patients consider the benefits of scar revision or removal with a plastic surgeon.
What can cause a scar?
There are a wide range of conditions or injuries that can cause scarring on the skin, including:
- Past surgical procedures
- Trauma or injury to the skin
- Severe cases of past acne (acne scarring)
When should I seek treatment for a scar?
Most scars on the body are left alone as they do not pose an aesthetic concern or a deformity. However, when severe scarring is left behind, many patients will want to ask a professional about revision or removal. Dr. Kimberly Carpin can help with scar revision or removal surgery. This is a surgical procedure that is determined to be an effective way to reduce or eliminate a scar from the skin. During this treatment, the scar may be narrowed, reoriented, resurfaced, or repositioned to hide the scar more effectively in the surrounding tissue and reduce its appearance. This can make the scar much less noticeable or remove it completely. The method of removing or reducing the scar will vary depending on the patient’s age, skin health, and the severity of the scar.
What are some nonsurgical solutions for scarring?
In cases where patients have mild to moderate scarring, surgery may not always be required. In some cases, patients might benefit from nonsurgical solutions to address the scarring, including laser and light therapies, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. During an evaluation with Dr. Kimberly Carpin, all possible options will be discussed with the patient.
Find out if you are a good fit for scar revision surgery
Scar revision or removal is easy with Dr. Kimberly Carpin Plastic Surgery. Contact the office today by calling (281) 333-4600 to request a consultation visit. The office is located in Webster, TX at 18201-B Gulf Freeway and accepts new patients.
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