Scar Revision Treatment & Diagnostics in Chunni Ganj, Kanpur
Scar revision is a surgery performed in an attempt to reduce the appearance of scars to make them less conspicuous and improve them in a way that they blend into the skin texture and tone.
Scars are the signs left behind after the successful healing of skin disfigurement caused by a wound, injury, or surgery. Scars are unavoidable and often noticeable, and since they cannot be fully erased from our skin, a scar revision surgery can help improve their appearance.
While one can undergo a scar revision surgery to improve the way their scars appear, some other problematic factors that may require you to get a scar revision surgery include scars that:
- Are thicker, and of different color and abnormal texture(Keloids)
- Are at an angle to the normal tension lines of the skin
- Cause problems with normal movement or function of the body
- Lead to thick clusters of scar tissue that develop directly at a wound site(hypertrophic scars)
- Restrict movement due to skin and underlying tissue that pull together during healing(Contractures)
How is Scar Revision done at Apollo Spectra, Kanpur?
There are different types of techniques used to achieve scar revision depending upon the aimed levels of improvement as well as the severity, location, type, and size of the scar. To achieve the best possible results, a combination of the different techniques may be recommended.
The first step of the procedure with any technique involves the administration of anesthesia. It depends on the doctor and the surgical method being used if you are injected with local or general anesthesia, or sedation.
The next step differs according to the technique being used, which include:
These involve the usage of external compression that can help in wound closure and healing or reduce the skin’s inability to produce regular pigment. Using these products can also help improve hyperpigmented scars or the skin’s ability to produce irregular pigment. Discoloration and the previously existing surface scars can also be treated through topical treatment methods.
These are the most commonly used techniques for scar revision surgery. These methods can help reduce pigment as well as surface irregularities. Surface treatments include either mechanical removal of the skin’s top layers or changing the tissue’s nature. Such treatment options include laser therapy, dermabrasion, skin bleaching agents, etc.
These involve the administration of steroidal-based compounds or dermal fillers. The former is used to reduce collagen formation and alter the appearance, size, and texture of raised scar tissue. While dermal fillers are injected to fill depressed or concave scars.
- Topical Treatments
- Surface Treatments
- Injectable Treatments
In some cases, deeper scars are treated by making incisions to remove the scar surgically. These incisions are then closed using absorbable or non-removable sutures.
In cases where hypertrophic or contracture scars or loss of large areas of skin are caused due to very large injuries such as burns, advanced techniques like complex flap closures can be useful.
Some other techniques include skin grafting and tissue expansion. These procedures can involve several surgical stages to get the expected final results.
Pre-surgery Risks Factors
Certain factors should be taken into consideration before undergoing scar revision surgery. These include:
- Unrealistic expectations
- Medical history and health status
- Use of tobacco
- Risks of anesthesia
- Bleeding or blood clotting
- Scar recurrence
- Keloid formation or recurrence
- Separation of the wound or dehiscence
In case of persistent complications or symptoms, immediately contact your doctor.
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Who is the right candidate?
People of any age can undergo scar revision surgery. Although it is a good option for you if:
- A scar anywhere on your body bothers you
- You have a well-maintained physical health
- You are a non-smoker
- You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations
- The area you are getting treated on does not have active acne or any other skin diseases
The final results of your scar revision surgery will be long-lasting, however, it may take several months for them to be visible.
While healing of the new scars may take several months, issues like localized swelling, discoloration, or discomfort caused due to the surgery may be solved in 1 to 2 weeks.
Since local or general anesthesia is administered before the surgery is performed, no discomfort or pain may be experienced during the surgery.