Scars caused by surgery, injury or accidents can be unappealing and detract from the original beauty of your skin. The appearance of a scar depends on how well your body is able to heal and the mechanism of injury.
Can Scars Be Removed Completely?
It is impossible to remove any scar completely, but the appearance can be improved by making it less obvious. This may be achieved simply with a steroid injection or may need further treatment. The surgical treatment for a scar is called a scar revision which can help diminisg more severe scars.
About Scar Revision – Chicago, Schaumburg & Naperville
Dr. Ashpole has many techniques to improve or reposition scars. Skin grafting, local skin flaps, Z-plasty and tissue expansion are all widely used in scar revision surgery. Some facial scars may be softened using a technique known as dermabrasion. In this method, the top layers of your skin are scraped to leave a smooth surface. Most commonly, Dr. Ashpole will remove the old scar tissue and realign the tissue in such a way that the scar is much thinner and less noticeable. The procedure can be done under local or general anesthesia, depending on the size and location of the scar. You may be required to have steroid injections during the surgery and at regular intervals after surgery to prevent thickening of the scar.
Scar Revision – Contact Dr. Ashpole; Chicago, Schaumburg & Naperville
Schedule a consultation for scar revision treatment with Dr. Ashpole. Chicagoland area patients can call 847.884.8346 or click here to fill out our online inquiry form.