A scar is a natural and common part of the healing process. Most wounds, unless they are extremely minor, result in scarring. A scar forms when an injury damages the dermis, which is a thick layer of skin beneath the epidermis. The body creates new collagen fibers to cover the wound. The resulting scar has a different texture and look than does the surrounding tissue.
Types of Scars
Keloid scars are caused by the body producing too much collagen. They look like growths and are more common in young and/or dark-skinned people. Hypertrophic scars are thick, raised scars. They can restrict the movement of muscles and tendons.
Burn scars are caused by severe burns that destroy large areas of the skin. The resultant damage causes the skin to develop a characteristic puckered look as it heals. Like hypertrophic scars, burn scars can affect tendons and muscles.
Boxcar scars are acne scars that look like craters while icepick scars give the skin a pitted look. Rolling scars can also be caused by acne. In these scars, bands of scar tissue develop under the skin and make it look uneven.
Considerations of Surgery
Just as there are different types of scars, there are different treatments available for removing them, or at least reducing their appearance on your skin. The goal of such scar excision treatments will be to remove the scar, disguise it or make it less visible.
The type of treatment or procedure used will depend on the type of scar; its size and location; the patient’s skin color and type; their age and ethnicity; and how well they recover from surgery. The surgeon will also have to consider timing.
In the various types of excision procedures, our surgeon removes all or most of the scar. If the scar interferes with the movement of the patient’s muscles or tendons, our surgeon may choose some form of scar excision. The scar could also be vaporized or removed through laser or radiofrequency technology.
Learn More Today
To determine if you are a good candidate for scar excision, make an appointment at Las Vegas Laser and Lipo in Las Vegas. Our medical professional will be happy to evaluate the condition of your scar and then select a form of scar excision treatment that is right for you. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to learn more about your options for scar excision.