The impact of scars, no matter how big or small, can be far-reaching for men and women alike. Suffering from visible scars anywhere on the body can result in a range of feelings including insecurity, anxietyand sadness. Many people who have scars see them as a constant reminder of the injury or event that caused them, establishing a lack of closure and prolonging the impact of the event. In addition, many become insecure of their scars, going so far as to hide them under clothes, makeup or both, to ensure they cannot be as easily seen.
Undergoing a scar revision procedure can help patients overcome these types of feelings.
There are many reasons why patients may choose to undergo a scar revision treatment. In addition to these reasons, there are many kinds of scar revision treatments that should be chosen based on the types of scars that a patient has. Deciding on the right treatment depends on multiple factors including the severity of the scarring, skin pigmentation and age.
During a consultation with dual board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. James Marotta, the skin around the scarred areawill be evaluatedin order to developa treatment planthat best fits a patients needs.
Scar revision is a technique used to minimize the appearance of existing scars and align them into natural folds of skin to decrease their visibility.
Dr. Marottautilizesa range of techniquesto perform this surgery including Z-plasty, geometric broken line closureand rhombic flaps. In addition to laser treatments, these procedurescan be discussed during a consultation with Dr. Marotta.
Schedule a consultation today or learn more about whether scar revision surgery may be right for youon our website.