Scar Revision & Removal Surgeon In Franklin, TN
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How You Can Minimize Your Scars
Scars are the visible result of a wound healing. Scars can often be unpredictable after an injury or surgery and it is difficult to determine how a scar will look once it is fully formed. Some scars may fade over time and closely match the color of a person’s skin, becoming nearly invisible. However, other scars may become pink, red, recessed, or raised above the surface of the skin. Poor healing may result in highly visible, unattractive, or disfiguring scars. If you are bothered by your noticeable and perhaps unsightly scars, our scar revision and removal surgeon in Franklin, TN, may be a great option for you.
Each option offered by our practice is designed to minimize the appearance of your scar by making it more consistent with its neighboring skin tone and texture. Among plastic surgeons, Dr. Burgdorf is extremely skilled in scar revision treatment. Although it is not possible to completely erase a scar once it has formed, our procedures can help minimize the scar’s appearance.
Treatment options for scar revision range from topical solutions to surgical scar revision, depending on your case. At Music City Plastic Surgery, Dr. Burgdorf will evaluate your scar and skin health to recommend a scar removal treatment plan that is best suited to your personal needs.
What Are Scar Revision Treatments?
The severity of the scarring – including the location, type, and size of the scar – determines what degree of improvement can be achieved with scar revision treatment. Dr. Burgdorf may also recommend a treatment plan that involves multiple scar revision techniques to help you achieve the best possible results.
What Are Injection Treatments?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of a concave scar, injectable treatment can help by filling in the scar. Results from injectable treatment typically last from three months to a few years, so periodic touch-up treatment is usually required to maintain the results. One injectable scar revision treatment is a steroid-based compound that inhibits the body from producing collagen. This type of treatment can improve the texture, size, and overall appearance of a raised scar or keloid. Another treatment is hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers such as Restylane or Juvéderm, a naturally occurring substance that can thicken the skin directly under the scar to improve its appearance.
Topical Treatments Offered
Topical treatment typically includes gels, certain tapes, creams, or external compression. These can help your wound heal or decrease your skin’s ability to generate abnormal pigment. Topical treatment is typically used to improve the look of developing or existing surface scars and irregular pigmentation. One topical agent that we highly recommend is bioCorneum+, the only FDA-approved scar treatment on the market preferred by leading plastic surgeons.
Surface Treatments For Scars
Dr. Burgdorf often use surface treatment options at Music City Plastic Surgery in order to improve the aesthetic appearance of scars. Surface treatments, such as chemical peels, can soften surface abnormalities and improve the appearance of blotchy pigmentation. These treatments are intended either to slough off the superficial skin layers or alter the nature of the tissue. The following techniques are common surface treatment used for scar revision:
- Scar revision surgery can improve the look of or possibly remove severe scars
- Chemical peels remove the top layers of skin, revealing the fresh, smooth skin underneath
- Topical skin bleaching agents to lighten the color of the scar.
What Is Microneedling?
The minimally invasive microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) procedure can reduce the size and improve the appearance of scars. Microneedling uses tiny needles to create a controlled skin injury to encourage the production of new collagen and elastin. Depending on its severity and size, the appearance of your scar may be improved with just one simple microneedling procedure or with a series of microneedling appointments.
Dr. Burgdorf will review all scar revision and removal options with you and help you decide which method of treatment will help improve the appearance of your particular scar.
If you would like to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Burgdorf and find out more about scar revision treatment, please contact us at Music City Plastic Surgery by calling 615.567.5716 or using our convenient online form.
Come experience Music City Plastic Surgery! You will see we offer 5-star rated scar revision treatment to patients in and around Nashville, Green Hills, Belle Meade, Franklin, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Bellevue, Murfreesboro, Mount Juliet, Hermitage, Columbia and Clarksville, Tennessee (TN).