Many clients come to me seeking professional scar removal surgery because diminishing the appearance of facial scars is one of the safest and easiest ways to erase the ravages of time. A scar can distort the face because of an unwanted location, or because it restricts your freedom of expression. A face that is burdened with unsightly scar tissue or blemishes can affect your confidence and quality of life. A clean, open, and vital face, on the other hand, may refresh your perspective and offer renewed energy.
Choosing the Right Scar Revision Procedure
Facial scars come in several forms, including keloid scars, hypertrophic scars, and burn scars. Each type of scar assumes a distinct appearance and form, and each requires a specific expert methodology for revision. Work such as this requires an experienced cosmetic surgeon who understands your skin as well as the underlying structures of the face. When you come in to discuss your options, I take the time to review the entire process with you – the type of scar you have, how it may be best revised or diminished, and what to expect every step of the way. I also engage in a candid discussion of risks, benefits, and the long-term prognosis for improvement.
Scar Removal Surgery
Although there is no such thing as total scar removal, an expert procedure can greatly diminish the appearance of most facial scars. The goal is to improve the aesthetic effect of the scar by disguising it, relocating it, or minimizing its prominence. In certain circumstances more than one procedure may be recommended. I offer many years of experience and two board certifications, enabling a more conservative and practiced approach than most other physicians. I am entirely comfortable with the very latest procedures and technologies, including:
- Contracture scar removal
- Z-plasty scar removal
- Laser resurfacing
- Steroid injections
My clients get warm and substantive advice on the best methods and timing for diminishing the appearance of scars. Although it is generally advisable to wait at least a year following the formation of a scar before seeking treatment, certain skin types and predispositions may shorten this timetable considerably. If you are uncertain when to act, I invite you to contact me immediately to discuss your options.
After Your Scar Revision Procedure
Any cosmetic facial surgery will result in some natural swelling and bruising, though I take care to minimize your discomfort before, during, and after your scar removal procedure. Typically some basic moisturization and avoiding UV light for a few days are all you need to heal effectively, and it may take several more days for your face to heal completely.
I approach scar removal as a holistic process, with an eye toward achieving the optimal total effect. If you have been looking for a safe, effective, and medically sophisticated approach to scar revision in Beverly Hills, Century City, or throughout Los Angeles, I urge you to contact me today.