Scar revision is performed to reduce the appearance of scars caused by injury or previous surgery. Scars are by definition permanent, but surgery can narrow, fade and otherwise reduce the appearance of severe or unattractive scarring, which is especially helpful in areas of cosmetic importance such as the face and hands.
There are many surgical methods of scar revision, only some of which may be appropriate for a particular type of scar or its location. These include surgical excision, skin grafts, flap surgery and Z-plasty (repositioning a scar so that it aligns with the face and is less noticeable). The effectiveness of scar reduction depends on a number of factors, including the nature of the injury, your body's healing mechanism, the size and depth of the wound, how much blood supplies the area and the thickness and color of your skin.
The key to youthful, healthy looking skin is a comprehensive skin care routine based on your specific skin profile and needs. Whether you have fine lines, dry skin or a dull complexion, we can help you achieve beautiful, healthy and glowing skin.
Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery offers a complimentary skin analysis with our skin care specialist, Vanessa . During this visit, Vanessa will identify your unique skin profile and prescribe products and a daily routine to help correct past damage and protect your skin from future damage. The result is healthy, evenly toned skin that is properly hydrated and has a natural glow.
To learn more about the skin care lines we carry or to book a complimentary skin care analysis, please call our direct line at 403-452-7953.
Begin your personal transformation by requesting a consultation online to meet privately with one of our plastic surgeons, or call our office at (403) 452-7953 to schedule an appointment.