Scars on the face are commonly caused by accident, injury, burns, surgery, or skin disorders such as acne. Scarring can affect self-confidence and in some cases can diminish the function of the muscles, tendons and nerves in the face. There are many types of scarring and treatment options vary depending on the type of injury and the quality of the healing process.
Scar tissue forms at the edges of a wound and formation is affected by the level of natural elasticity in the skin and the amount of collagen available in the body at the time of recovery. While no scar can be completely removed, the techniques for scar revision have come a long way towards minimizing the visibility and improving the look and feel of scar tissue.
The three basic treatments for scar revision are topical treatments, minimally invasive procedures like lasers, and surgical revision. Topical treatments such as steroids and chemical peels can improve the appearance of smaller, finer scars. Steroids can also be injected into scars to reduce their size. Photo rejuvenation uses an energy-delivering device to smooth the texture of the skin. Laser resurfacing treatments can lessen old scar tissue and can help prevent recurrence of new scar tissue. Surgical procedures such as skin grafting, tissue expansion and flap surgery can be used to address larger more complicated cases.
Whether you are struggling with keloid scars, hypertrophic scars, contractures, or scars due to acne, Leif Rogers, M.D., FACS Plastic Surgery offers a number of options to help reduce the look and feel of scar tissue.
Dr. Rogers is board certified in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery and will work with you to find the best scar revision treatment for you.
Contact Leif Rogers, M.D., FACS Plastic Surgery for a consultation today.