Unsightly Scars Treatment

Scars are visible signs that are unavoidable results of surgery and signs that remain after a cut or wound has healed. Poor healing may contribute to scar formation that are obvious, disfiguring or unsightly.

Scars can be caused by trauma, surgery, burns, and illnesses. It is practically effective, but not aesthetically controllable. The color of the scar can be raised or lowered, the pit may appear stretched, and in some cases, it feels stretched and reduces movement.

Unsightly scar revision surgery can minimise the scar so that it would be more consistent with the skin tone and texture. The aim of the scar revision treatment at Neil Toft plastic surgery clinic is to make patients’ scars as inconspicuous as possible. And our effective plastic surgery revision of scars can restore your self-esteem & improve your quality of life.

Targeted care to prevent scarring after an accident is valuable, and our top scar revision surgeon has experience in treating scars at all stages. Scars are unique and have an individual fingerprint on their effect. Discomfort deserves care and scarring looks important. If a scar is disfigured but there is little or no obvious trust, social interaction can suffer. A small blemish can be seen in areas that are self-managed, but scars are a matter that deserves professional attention.

Different scars require different treatments and scar revision surgery is the most common one that involves excision, release, and approximation. For scar correction, the Neil Toft clinic is a good fit for you. There is no guarantee that scars will disappear. It depends on the extent, age, skin type, and condition. In many cases, the cosmetic result is exceptional. The problems will be less noticeable and blend in with the surrounding skin tone and texture, and you will feel less of the tightness caused by scar tissue.

Surgical techniques are straightforward and include excision and careful skin closure to create a new, less visible scar. The reposition changes the direction of the scar so that it follows a natural line. The scarred area is replaced by skin from a healthy part of the body, usually a complete or partial thickness of the skin. Skin grafts can also be an option.

If you would like to make an appointment for a specialized scar revision surgeon’s consultation or to discuss possible scar revisions, please call us. Visit a consultant dedicated to their work in restorative skincare in the best way we know how to put together an answer that suits you. Other treatment options have been mentioned, but to some extent, they miss the point. Your scarring is not an individual issue, it is unique to you and can justify a suitable solution.

Our Unsightly Scars Treatment Clinics are available in Central London, North London, Stanmore, Pinner, Rickmansworth, Watford etc.

What is Scar Revision Surgery?

Scar revision (also known as scar removal surgery or scar reduction surgery) is an operation to minimise scars so that they become less noticeable and blend with the surrounding skin tone and texture. Scar removal/reduction surgery to remove scars can improve the cosmetic appearance of scars, and this is often associated with self-confidence for those who are aware of the appearance of their scars. A scar is a visible sign that remains after a wound has healed from trauma. Some scars heal faster than others, and some forms are harder to remove. For large visible scars, surgery to remove scars can make them less visible.

Scar removal or scar revision surgery is an excellent option for the therapeutic medical treatment of painful, itchy, or restricting scars. The causes of scars can be traumatic injuries, burns, infections, and surgery. Many scars can appear large and unattractive and become obvious over time. Some facial scars are in unattractive places, while others affect facial expression. Once a scar forms, it is permanent, but it is possible to change the scar line by adjusting the surrounding tissue to make the scar less visible.

It is recommended to wait six months to one year after scarring before performing a scar correction. Post-traumatic scars are typical facial scars that arise from an accident, illness, or surgery and require a simple surgical revision, the repositioning of tissues to adapt natural facial lines and contours with careful approximation.

Surgical scar revisions can include excision, approximation, reconstruction, flap, skin graft, and Z-plastic.

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What is Post Scar Revision Surgery?

Superficial post-traumatic scars:
require simple surgical revision, repositioning of tissues as well as a careful approximation.  Acne scars, stretch marks, microneedle therapy, dermapen laser treatment, skin peeling, dermabrasion and fat grafting can cause a satisfactory softening and improvement in scars.

During surgery, the scar tissue is removed as completely as possible. Skin lobes from adjacent healthy, non-scarred skin are lifted and moved to a new cut line. If valves are not possible, an expander (skin graft) can be used. Burns can destroy large parts of the skin and cause it to heal crippled (contracture).

Keloid scar

A keloid is the result of an overproduction of collagen on the skin after the wound has healed. It can overgrow the original wound and look like an exaggerated scar or raised skin. The operation removes a hard, fibrous collagen scar that has closed over the skin. After surgery, the scar must be monitored for signs of keloid recurrence, and preventive measures can be performed with pressure treatments, silicone gel pads or steroid injections.

Hypertrophic scars

Arise because they do not exceed the boundary of the original wound (see keloid scars) and are increased due to their thick structure, which restricts the movement of the underlying muscles. Atrophic scars and sunken fibrotic scars are the opposite of hypertrophic scars. These types of scars respond well to surgical release, especially when combined with fat transfer. Sunken fibrotic scars range from depressive impressions to reduced soft tissue substances with occasional adhesions to deeper tissue.

By combining both treatments, satisfactory results can be achieved. Scar correction can benefit a person with functional or aesthetic concerns related to facial scars, regardless of age or skin type. Due to a large number of scar types, the decision for a revision should be made in consultation. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation (TIVA).

Scar revision surgery is the removal and release of an approach. The skin and soft tissue are beaten together. The fabric is grafted and divided into thicknesses or full thicknesses. Another treatment is tissue expansion with a skin expander.

Visiting the best practitioner of scar removal surgery-Neil Toft who devotes his work to restorative skin care is the best way you can get the answers and the best treatment plan which will suit you!

Our Unsightly Scars Treatment Clinics are available in Central London, North London, Stanmore, Pinner, Rickmansworth, Watford etc.