Options for Scar Revision in Monterey
When skin is in the process of recovering from an injury, whether as the result of an accident, previous surgery, a bad burn, or severe acne, scarring occurs wherever multiple layers of the skin have been affected. Once a scar forms, it is permanent.
Monterey plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Sunde can, however, make scarring less visible, either through non-surgical treatments including dermal fillers or skin resurfacing, or by relocating the scar to a less conspicuous area through a surgical procedure.
With very few exceptions, most people are self-conscious about facial scars. Some people may also experience diminished functioning of the eyes, mouth, or nose due to scarring. How can facial scar revision improve an individual’s appearance, self-confidence, or level of facial functioning?
For more superficial scars, or those that primarily show as concave areas in the skin, non-surgical treatments can often achieve a satisfactory improvement. Injectable treatments, using either a dermal filler product or fat grafts, can raise the scarred area to appear more in line with the surrounding tissues. Skin resurfacing treatments such as laser therapy, dermabrasion, or chemical peels can be effective for acne scars and other superficial scarring.
Scar Revision Surgery
For certain scars, surgery may be needed to diminish their appearance. This may include removing tissue below the skin’s surface and closing the area using a layered approach, so that the final visible closure is as inconspicuous as possible.
Successful facial plastic surgery is a result of good rapport between the patient and the surgeon. Trust, based on realistic expectations and exacting medical expertise, develops during the consulting stages with Dr. Sunde, well before surgery is performed.
If you are bothered by the appearance of scars on your face or body, contact us to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Sunde. With over 20 years of experience performing facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Sunde will help you decide the best course of treatment to minimize scars so you can enjoy an improved sense of freedom and confidence.