Scar Revision Surgery

Scar Revision of orbital facial scar.Enhancing your appearance with scar revision surgery

Several people are unhappy of having scars. Facial scarring is the most affected source of self-consciousness, even though scars may be disturbing anywhere in the body for a person. Facial scar revision is taken in consideration after any cosmetic procedure. Scar revision is a surgical procedure which may greatly improve the appearance of scars and increase one’s self-confidence.

Scar revision techniques vary. Finding the best technique for the right person would depend on the type of your skin, the individuality of the scar and other factors. Scar revision does not completely remove a scar but minimizes the appearance of it as much as possible.

Scars are visible markings, the formation or the discoloration on the skin is shown after the complete healing process of a wound. They are unavoidable consequences of minor traumatic injury or surgery. The development of a scar cannot be predictable. Poor healing may cause scars to be obvious, unsightly and have some sort of disfiguration. A wound that heals well can still result in a scar that adversely affects your appearance. Scars may be raised or recessed, may also differ in color or texture from the surrounding healthy tissue or particularly be noticeable due to the size, shape and location.

Treatment Options

Based on the degree of the scar and the scar classification the treatments can vary. Treatments may include:

• Over the counter topical treatments
• Prescribed topical treatments
• Minimally invasive dermatological procedures
• Cosmetic surgical revision with advanced techniques in wound closure

The one purpose of scar revision surgery is to minimize the scar so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture; basically to reduce the scars visibility. Scar revision provides a more pleasing cosmetic result to improve scar that has healed poorly. However, they may not be erased completely.

Reducing Scarring from Ingrown Hairs

How to get Rid of Ingrown Hair Scars

Body hairs sometimes become ingrown and can often leave scars.

Where hair grows which is anywhere in the body ingrown hair can occur, though they are more likely on places where you regularly remove hair. Men commonly experience ingrown hairs on the face, back, chest, legs and arms. Women tend to have ingrown hairs on the bikini area, legs and armpits. If you pick or squeeze ingrown hairs, you may damage the skin permanently. Scars from ingrown hairs are very common. Thankfully, there are many things you can do to reduce the appearance of ingrown hair scars.

Medical Treatments

Facial In Grown Hair ScarringVisit a dermatologist. A doctor can prescribe you stronger bleaching or fading creams. Ask your doctor about Retin-A creams. These topical treatments encourage cell regeneration, meaning that you’ll have a fresher, more even skin tone with regular use.

Get laser treatment on the ingrown hair scars. Laser light will target the hyperpigmentation in the scars, thereby lightening the area. In addition, laser treatments encourage collagen production so your skin will look firmer and more even. Laser treatments can be quite expensive, and you’ll generally need multiple sessions to achieve satisfactory results.

Talk to your dermatologist about chemical peels to lighten the ingrown hair scars. Depending on the severity of scars, you can opt for light, medium or deep chemical peels. Your skin will be burned by the chemicals, but after it heals, younger skin will be revealed. If you opt for a series of peels, you’ll generally have better results.

Consider microdermabrasion on the scarred area. The top layers of your skin will be buffed away by a mini sandblaster-type device. The skin below will be younger and less damaged so the scars will not be as apparent.

Personal Hygiene

Exfoliate the area, by using a body scrub and loofah. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, thereby encouraging new skin cell production. Less damaged skin cells will be apparent sooner when you exfoliate regularly.

Wear sunscreen on the scarred area. The sun will often worsen the appearance of ingrown hair scars. In order to fade the scars more quickly, keep the area protected from the sun’s damaging rays. Choose a full-protection sunscreen with a high SPF rating.

Some people report having results by rubbing cocoa butter on the ingrown hair scars. Cocoa butter has been shown to fade scars and encourage healthy skin.

Ingrown hair scars usually have a darker pigmentation than the surrounding skin. When applying bleaching cream to the scars it will lighten the scars, helping then blend in with the rest of your skin. You’ll need to apply most over-the-counter bleaching creams twice a day for several weeks before you see results.

Stretch Marks Getting Under Your Skin?

What causes stretch marks?

Male Strech Mark ScarringStretch marks are medically referred to ass “striae.” Stretch marks can often appear after rapid weight gain or loss. Both pregnancy and teen years are characterized by when growth spurts do to increased levels of steroid hormones necessary for growth of the fetus and adult maturation during puberty. Stretch marks can also be brought on the by the stretching of the skin caused from obesity and and increase muscle mass gained through weight lifting.

In August 2008 issue of Esthetic Dermatology News, Mohammed L. Elsaie, MD, MBA, said Genetic factors – including inherited defects of connective tissues—also play the role. But the basic causes of stretch marks are unknown.

Stretch marks are known to affect the vast majority of women and they are difficult to get rid of. Treatment of straie is best if done in the initial phases. This is usually characterized by a reddening or purpling that can be noted in fairer skin people. Later on the tone and color of the stretch mark will be closer to the skin but are noticeable because of paler pigmentation. Sometimes they have an indentation characteristic as well. In the latter stages stretch marks are less responsive to treatment.

Leslie Baumann, MD, director of the University of Miami Cosmetic Group
and author of The Skin Type Solution; notes that the key is to prevent them.

Baumann states that; “Avoiding rapid weight gain or loss is a good start. For those who are pregnant or experiencing the hormone changes of the teen years, it is crucial to moisturize, the skin becomes more plaint, more plasticized and better able to stretch when it’s well hydrated.”

She recommends moisturizing three or four times a day with products that contain cocoa butter or shea butter as a prine ingredient. Massage the moisturizer deep into breasts, belly, hips, and buttocks.

Surgery can Help Facial Scars

Surgery of Facial Scars

Facial Scar Revision

With very few exceptions most people are self-conscious about facial scars. Facial scar surgery is good choice for individuals who self worth and esteem is impacted by the scarring. Whether from acne or traumatic injury the advancements in scar revision make it worth considering.
Scarring results when the skin is in the process of recovering from an injury, whether the result of an accident, surgery, a burn, or acne, scarring will occur wherever multiple layers of the skin have been affected.

Scars are permanent; however the latest technology and advancements in cosmetic surgery yields great results. The scar can be made less visible or relocated surgically. At times scarring can have additional effect. People can experience diminished functioning of the eyes, mouth, or nose due to scarring.

Facial scar revision can improve your appearance, your self-confidence, or perhaps even improve the level of facial functioning. You can learn how scar revision works and what you can expect from this procedure by consulting a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in scar revision.

Successful facial plastic surgery is a result of good rapport between patient and surgeon. Trust, based on realistic expectations and exacting medical expertise, develops in the consulting stages before surgery is performed. Your surgeon can answer specific questions about your specific needs.