Scars come about in the aftermath of injury or surgery. A number of factors can compromise the body’s healing process and lead to scars that are prominent, unsightly, or even severely limit movement. Even a wound that heals fairly well can leave a marked scar that affects your appearance and your self-confidence.
When you come in for your scar revision consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Barlow, the treatment options you discuss will vary based on the type and degree of scarring. Good options may include:
- Simple topical treatments
- Surgical revision using advanced wound-closure techniques
- Minimally invasive procedures
A scar simply cannot be erased. Instead, the intent with scar revision is to minimize scarring by balancing its appearance with the tone and texture of the skin that surrounds it. Doing so makes it not only more cosmetically pleasing, but also improves movement your scar may have previously restricted.
Is scar revision surgery right for you?
The good news is that scar revision surgery can be performed on people of all ages. If you’re bothered by a scar anywhere on your body, scar revision may be an excellent option for you if:
- You are physically healthy
- You don’t smoke
- You don’t have skin disease or active acne in the treatment area
- Your outlook for scar revision is positive and you have realistic expectations
After surgery, the recovery process will include an initial 1-2 week healing period that may feature slight discomfort, discoloration or localized swelling. Over the following several weeks, the scar will continue to heal, fading and refining as it does.
Are you ready to take the next step and realize your scar revision goals?
Call Dr. Barlow today in Annapolis at 410-224-2395 or Tyson’s Corner at 703-448-3800 to schedule your scar revision consultation in the Washington, D.C. metro area.