Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are unavoidable results of injury or surgery, and their development can be unpredictable. Keloids are elevated fibrous scars that extend beyond the borders of the original wound, do not regress, and usually recur after excision. They can be painful or itchy, and may also pucker.
Types of Scars:
- Hypertrophic scars
- Discoloration or surface irregularities
What is involved in Scar & Keloid revision?
The decision to have scar revision surgery is a high individualized procedure and vary from patient to patient. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia and in some cases a single technique can be performed in providing optimal results. Other options include but are not limited to: topical treatment such as gel or tape compressions, minimally invasive procedures, and surgical revisions. Dr. Godat will recommend the best treatment options based on each individual case.