SCAR CORRECTION PROCEDURE
When your skin incurs damage due to surgery, an accident or a burn, scarring can occur.
Scars can become thick (hypertrophied) or even grow beyond the size of the original scar and produce growths (keloid).
One factor that can influence a scar is the direction of the scar in relation to the natural skin creases.
Burns also result in horrible scars that can constrict which can lead to diminished joint mobility (contracture).
The goal of scar correction is to improve the shape of the scar. We cannot guarantee the final results of a scar correction even though this is performed with the utmost care. Keep in mind that scars can remain swollen, red, itchy and even painful for a long time after surgery. Scars go through many phases of development.
Sometimes it is better not to operate on the scar simply because the surgeon expects little or no improvement. Poor circulation of blood due to vascular disease can also constitute a reason not to re-open a wound.
Once a decision has been made to perform a scar correction, the doctor will explain which treatment option or operation will produce the best results.