You don't have to live with your scars for the rest of your life. Double board-certified Atlanta scar revision expert Dr. Julia Kerolus can diminish and camouflage the appearance of a scars at Kerolus Facial Plastic Surgery. Schedule your consultation for scar revision today.
Feel more comfortable with your skin
Scars from previous trauma, surgery or medical condition are common. A scar is an unwelcome reminder of an old wound or another incident that caused skin damage.
While some scars aren't bothersome, others can be excessively wide or large, dark, rough, sunken, or elevated. Scar revision surgery can improve the appearance of a scar depending on its location and severity. This aesthetic technique dramatically reduces the size and appearance of your scar.
Scar revision procedures can help restore self-image and improve quality of life.
In cases of severe scar contracture, discomfort and debilitation can be alleviated. Several techniques exist to complement scar revision including laser therapy, dermabrasion, and creams and can sometimes be used without surgery to improve or prevent the formation of unsightly scars.
The extent to which scar revision can diminish your scarring will be determined by your age, skin tone, scar cause, type, severity and location. A single strategy may be enough to make a significant difference in some circumstances. However, to achieve the most remarkable results with scar revision Atlanta facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kerolus may propose a combination of scar revision treatments.
Topical therapies like gels, tapes, and external compression can aid in wound closure and healing and reduce your skin's propensity to create uneven pigment. These treatments can treat existing scars and discoloration on your skin and speed up your healing process after scar modification surgeries.
It's also possible to employ injectable therapies. Depressed or concave scars can be filled using dermal filler or fat. Results can last from three months to several years, depending on the injectable utilized and your specific scar quality. To maintain the outcome, you may require ongoing treatment. Another type of therapy includes an injectable steroid that reduces collagen formation and is most effective at treating elevated or dark hyperpigmented scars."
Surface treatments improve the appearance of scars, smooth out surface imperfections, and decrease uneven pigmentation. Surface treatments are a controlled method of removing the top layers of skin or altering tissue type. Dermabrasion, laser or light therapy, chemical peels, and skin bleaching are options.
Deeper or more intense scars may require surgery to remove them. The best way to find out what would work best for your scars is to schedule a consultation with Kerolus Facial Plastic Surgery.
Scar revision surgery is a perfect option for many people who have scarring. If you don't have any current acne or other skin conditions in the area and you don't smoke, scar revision surgery may be a good option.
A Time for Healing
Your initial healing phase might last one to two weeks and may include regional swelling, discoloration, or discomfort. As your new scar heals, it will gradually refine and diminish. You may benefit from subsequent treatment with dermabrasion, chemical peel or laser resurfacing.
The ultimate results of your scar revision surgery will be long-lasting. Still, it may take several months for your final results to become noticeable, and in some situations, your new scar may take a year to heal and disappear entirely.
Double board-certified Dr. Julia Kerolus can diminish or even remove the appearance of a scar on practically any part of your body. Schedule your consultation for scar revision in Atlanta with Kerolus Facial Plastic Surgery today.
This depends on the treatment type that you and Dr. Kerolus agree on. There may be slight discomfort as you heal if any surgeries are required, but the pain is generally mild.
Even though most scar revision operations aren't major surgeries, all surgical procedures risk bleeding, infection, and complications. Dehiscence is another concern (a condition where the wound reopens after the procedure). It's also possible that a similar scar pattern as the original can develop.
Taking care of yourself is about more than just annual check-ups and eating right. You also want to preserve your ability to look and feel your best. If you feel like you have an area that you want to improve through plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kerolus. She will make sure you find the right treatment for your best results.
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