Scar removal is a surgery performed to reduce the scar's appearance. The following are some of the benefits of scar revision:
After an injury, tissue inflammation, infection, or surgery, a scar is a visible sign that persists after the skin/wound has healed. It is the body's normal reaction to replace skin that has been injured. Scars are made up of fibrous tissue and can appear anywhere on the body.
These scars do not affect the function or create physical impairment. Acne scars, as well as scars from minor injuries or surgical wounds, are examples. Scar removal may include surgical procedures, topical therapies, and other surface treatments, such as:
Contractures happen when there is a lot of tissue loss, such as after a burn that leaves a scar. The borders of the skin and the underlying tissue draw together while creating a contracture scar, resulting in a tight skin region. This shrinks the skin and affects the tendons, muscles, and joints, limiting movement, particularly in the fingers, elbows, knees, and neck.
Contracture scars can be treated surgically using the following procedures:
Hypertrophic scars appear as a dense clump of scar tissue growing immediately from the incision site. They are frequently raised, red, and painful, expanding over time. Following a skin injury, these scars usually appear within a few weeks. They can be hypopigmented (paler) or hyperpigmented (darker).
Hypertrophic scars can be treated with steroids, given topically or intravenously. Surgical removal of hypertrophic scars is also an option. Following surgery, steroid injections may be given to assist healing and lessen the risk of the scar returning.
Hypertrophic scars are smaller than keloid scars. They appear as a thick, rounded, irregular clump of scar tissue that grows at the wound site on the skin but extends beyond the original incision or wound's boundaries. They are itchy or unpleasant and are red or darker in color than the surrounding normal skin.
Keloids develop when connective tissues (fibroblasts) and skin cells grow to repair damage. They are most common in locations with minimal underlying fatty tissue, such as the face, ears, neck, shoulders, and chest, but they can occur anywhere on the body.