Scars are more prominent than the rest of our skin as scar tissue consists of collagen rather than ordinary skin cells.
Several techniques can reduce the prominence of scars, improve skin texture and flexibility:
- Radiation (although rare) can be used for a few days (maximum)
- Skin grafts
- Steroid injections or applications
- Tissue expansion
- Topical silicone applications
- Vascular laser and laser skin resurfacing
Risks and Complications
- Muscle weakness
- Double vision
- Drooping eyelids
- Loss of bladder control
Standard hospital procedure requires that your surgeon perform laboratory investigations and/or diagnostic examinations to ensure that you are fit for surgery, prior to hospital admission and surgery.
Time required: One hour (depending on area)
- Neck pain
- Discomfort, especially where the injection was given
- Eye issues, such as blurred vision or headache
Back to work: Immediately
More strenuous activity: Clients discretion
Final appearance: 1-2 days
Note: This information acts as a guide to your possible treatment. Your individual concerns and specific medical history will need to be shared and discussed with your surgeon during your initial consultation.