Understanding the Art of Scar Removal
- Posted on: May 15 2023
From previous surgeries to injuries and accidents, scars are as unique as the clients who visit our clinic every day. Scar removal is a surgical procedure that can help reduce the appearance of scars and restore a more natural look to the site. As a board-certified surgeon, Dr. Kimberly Carpin works with patients to minimize the appearance of scarring based on their unique medical history and desired results.
What Does Scar Removal Look Like?
Every scar is different, which means each scar removal can look a little different, too. It really is like a form of art. But regardless of the treatment, the goal is always to craft a more well-concealed and less painful scar. Surgery is the most common form of scar removal. This type of removal involves removing scar tissue and using special incision placement or stitches to minimize the appearance.
Scarring can also be removed using a laser, which carefully removes the top layer of skin and scar tissue. Dr. Carpin might also recommend a selection of topical treatments or injections to help diminish the appearance of scars over time.
Taking Care of Your New Scar
While the surgery itself is an important part of the process, caring for your incision site after the procedure is also essential. Keep the area clean and dry as it heals. A silicone gel might be worn 6-8 weeks after the procedure to help soften the scar. Patients should also limit the site’s exposure to sunlight and proactively wear sunscreen in the 12 months following surgery to prevent darkening of the new scar.
Dr. Carpin and her team will provide you with instructions on how to care for your new scar and address any questions you have. It is also important to remember that scars can be minimized and fade over time but cannot be removed entirely.
Clients choose to have their scars removed for various reasons, from treating pain and discomfort to improving self-confidence and feeling more at home in their own skin. Regardless of the reason, Dr. Carpin will discuss your personal goals to choose the right approach. Call our office in Webster, TX, for an appointment today at 281-333-4600 or visit our website www.drkimberlycarpin.com.
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