Scar Revision Surgery
Scars are the result of any surgical procedure on the skin or from accidental trauma to the facial tissues. A skilled facial plastic surgeon is trained to minimize scarring by using appropriate soft tissue techniques during surgery as well as proper after care that can promote a rapid recovery.
There are multiple techniques that Dr. Guida uses for scar revisions, some of them are surgical, some require laser treatments or injections of steroid medications, and some simply involve topical treatments and an appropriate Skincare regimen. Together with his laser technician, the best approach for scar revision can be determined after a careful evaluation by Dr. Guida.
When Dr. Guida first evaluates a patient for scar revision, he will want to understand many factors about the scarring: how it was caused, how old the scar is, was it ever treated with either steroids, surgery or lasers. The size, color, location, thickness, and sensitivity are all important aspects in determining the best treatment.
Perhaps topical anti-scar creams may be the simplest and best solution. Time, the body’s natural healing process, enhanced with topical anti-scar creams and gentle massage often offer the best solution for many smaller scars.
However, if scars are larger or in a more conspicuous part of the body, a more targeted and aggressive approach may be necessary. The options are treating the scar with a series of Kenalog (steroid) injections, laser scar treatments, or scar revision surgery.
Dr. Guida works closely with his laser technician, Kenneth Martorelli, in deciding the best treatment plan to help make scars fade. They have had very good result is improving the appearance of scars on many parts of the body with proper timing and selection of appropriate modalities available.
If you would like to know more about Scar Revision Surgery, please call us at 212.871.0900 or Click Here to request an appointment.