Whether caused by injury, surgery or burns, scars can be disfiguring. Scars stand out against the rest of the skin because scar tissue is made of collagen cells rather than ordinary skin cells. There are several methods used to reduce the prominence of scars and improve the skins texture and flexibility: Steroid injections or applications, topical silicone applications, dermabrasion , vascular laser and laser skin resurfacing, tissue expansion, Z-plasty and skin grafts are all methods used to revise scars. On rare occasions even radiation may be used for a few days to reduce the appearance of scarring.
Please note that this information should be used only as a guide to your treatment. All specifics will be discussed with your Surgeon during your initial consultation.