Many factors influence the appearance of scarring after injury: the size and depth of the wound, the blood supply to the area, the individual’s skin tone, and the particular technique used to repair the injury. In some instances the appearance of a scar can be improved through the injection of a steroid, the application of silicone gels, or another minimally-invasive treatment. When such techniques fail to achieve the desired outcome a surgeon can perform surgical scar enhancement. While no surgeon can make an unsightly scar completely disappear, the appearance of nearly any scar can be greatly improved. Several techniques are available including excision, dermabrasion, and laser treatment, among others.
To learn more about Facial Scar Revision, please contact Dr. Robert Hillstrom and Dr. Harry Wright at Hillstrom Facial Plastic Surgery today.