Unsightly scars can be a source of embarrassment for patients, even though scars are part of the body’s normal healing process. Patients typically become concerned with the appearance of scars that are noticeably large, discolored, raised, sunken, or abnormally textured. A scar with these characteristics may not have healed properly and patients often want to diminish their appearance, especially if the scar is on their face. At Carolina Facial Plastics in Charlotte, I use a variety of advanced procedures to minimize the look of scars and give patients desired results.
What Types of Scars Can Be Treated?
When our skin is damaged, our body goes through a process in order to repair it. A scar is simply the result of the work our bodies have done to repair skin damage. Sometimes, the skin does not heal properly and results in scars that are unattractive. When an unsightly scar is positioned in a visible area of the face, patients can be become self-conscious and uncomfortable. As an expert facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte, I meet with patients to determine the best course of treatment for their unwanted scar. The exact treatment used on the scar will depend on a variety of factors including size, location, age, and type of scar. Most scars that are done healing can be corrected with scar revision treatments.
What Types of Scar Revision Treatments are Available?
At my practice in Charlotte, I consult with each patient to examine the characteristics of the scar and learn about their goals for revision treatment. There are several types of treatments that can be utilized to reduce the appearance of scars. Chemical peels remove the top layers of skin and are able treat superficial scars. The chemical peel can smooth out scars and create a more even skin color. Laser treatments can smooth scars, reduce redness, blend the scar into the surrounding skin, and diminish the border of the scar, all of which make the scar appear less visible. Facial fillers can temporarily improve the look of shallow, wide scars that are sunken or depressed.
A skin resurfacing treatment called Dermabrasion is used to remove the top layer of the skin to allow a new, fresh layer to grow in its place. Finally, I can use scar revision surgery to remove the unwanted scar and rejoin the normal skin together. The type of treatment used is dependent on the individual patient and their scar.
What Results Can I Expect from my Scar Revision Treatment?
At Carolina Facial Plastics in Charlotte, the goal of each scar revision treatment is to reduce the appearance of the unsightly scar and return the skin to as close to normal as possible. Scars take time to fully heal and fade. Patients should expect to see full results in a few months, with improvements continuing over the course of one year. Recovery time depends on the treatment that was performed. Some procedures have minimal downtime, while more intensive procedures require up to 2 weeks of recovery time. I am committed to ensuring that each patient receives the ideal treatment and is able to enjoy quality results.
Schedule a Consultation for Scar Revision in Charlotte Today!
Patients seeking to reduce the appearance of unattractive and embarrassing scars in Charlotte should contact Carolina Facial Plastics to schedule a consultation to discuss which scar revision treatment is right for them. Call us today at (704) 842-3644 to learn more about you can restore your skin back to normal and stop concealing unwanted facial scars.