Anytime the skin is cut whether it is due to surgery or an accident, the body has to heal by scar formation. Otherwise the wound would not heal. It is important that scars on the face be as inconspicuous as possible for obvious reasons. However, sometimes scars are more noticeable and bring unwanted attention. Once a scar is formed, it cannot be completely removed but it can be made dramatically better so that it is much less noticeable. Facial plastic surgeons like Dr. Chen are trained to maximize camouflage of unwanted scars.
Scar Revision Overview
There are a myriad of different techniques that can be used to improve the appearance of scars. This can include excising the scar and reapproximating the edges in a way to allow it to heal in a less noticeable manner. Adjunctive procedures such as lasers, dermabrasion, and injections are also frequently used. Dr. Chen will select the best technique(s) to use based on your individual needs.