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Compare Dermatologist Scars to Plastic Surgeon Scars
If you need to have a small lesion, lump or bump removed, you might be concerned about the scar this procedure could leave you with. Minor procedures are carried out each day in New Jersey and NYC but only a plastic surgeon’s precision and training can ensure minimal scarring when removing skin lesions. Many patients may seek help if they are concerned about lumps and bumps that make them feel self-conscious. Removing lesions is often important for health and psychological reasons, but scars can be disfiguring physically, psychologically.
Dealing With Skin Conditions
If you need to have a small lesion, lump or bump removed, you might be concerned about the scar this procedure could leave you with. Minor procedures are carried out each day in New Jersey and NYC but only a plastic surgeon’s precision and training can ensure minimal scarring when removing skin lesions.Many patients may seek help if they are concerned about lumps and bumps that make them feel self-conscious. Removing lesions is often important for health and psychological reasons, but scars can be disfiguring physically, psychologically.
Depending on the type and depth of injury, various complexities require more invasive procedures to reduce or completely remove scars. In the event that the individual seeks more extensive care when laser treatments, injectables or fillers are not enough, a plastic surgeon becomes the more suitable choice. Much like dermatologists, board-certified plastic surgeons and reconstructive surgeons also understand skin care and have a vast knowledge of tissue interactions (especially in the face), and advanced wound revision techniques. Plastic surgeons’ distinguished knowledge and skill set make them the good choice for skin treatments or even revision/reconstruction, as they are able to provide both appropriate non-invasive and/or invasive techniques. The simplest mole removal on a person’s face may leave a lasting mark or depression that is not necessary in skilled hands.
Minor Procedures – Minimal Scarring
Minor procedures are carried out each day in New Jersey and NYC but only a plastic surgeon’s precision and training can ensure minimal scarring when removing skin lesions.
How will Your Plastic Surgeon Treat Your Minor Procedure Differently?
Plastic surgeons take into account the position of lesion removal on the body and that body area’s tendency to scar visibly. As well, your skin type and tendency to form raised or keloid scars is a factor when planning excision or laser skin treatments.
Unlike dermatologists, plastic surgeons are able to tailor treatments to specific patient needs by being able to perform combination of procedures at the same time so as to reduce downtime and recovery overlap, handling more complicated skin problems under extreme conditions, and offering more extensive anatomical and skin care knowledge. Plastic surgeons are known use their extensive training in aesthetics and holistic care to help fully restore skin’s condition back to health.
Whether meticulous laser, injection or excision techniques are used, Dr. Gartner takes the utmost care to minimize tissue damage during and after the procedure. Skin edges are closed so as to offload tension that leads to scarring. No tell-take “railroad track” stitches are typically necessary to close and care for your incision.
Why Do We Get Scars?
In New Jersey, Scars are a natural part of the healing process. How we view and feel about scars can be defined by how much we know about all the different types of scar tissue and how we go about to remedy them.
Once the skin is injured or damaged, this causes the body to release building protein called collagen to repair and strengthen the wound. Collagen builds where tissue is damaged, thus helping heal and reattach the damaged skin. As a result, scar tissue forms to cover the wound and provide protection.
As new collagen continues to build at the injured site, so does the blood supply, causing the scar to form in shape and colour—raised, lumpy and red.
Scar tissue is composed of the same collagen protein in normal tissue, but with a different composition, which attributes to its healing characteristics. For example, scars on the skin are less resistant to UV rays, and sweat glands. Also, hair follicles do not grow back within scar tissues. Where in normal tissue, the collagen fibers are built in a weave-like formation; scar tissue is built in a single-direction alignment.
If you have unwanted Scarring From Lesion Removal- Here Are Some Options
- Dermabrasion and laser resurfacing involves making scars smoother, less visible or prominent by removing upper layers of the skin surface using a laser or abrading tool.
- Injections or fillers may be used to shrink keloid or hypertrophic scars
- Keloid or hypertrophic scars may be surgically removed and closed with fine stitches making them less visible/prominent.
- Scar revision can reduce irritation and pain caused by keloids
- Scar revisions can improve skin tone and texture.
- Fillers may be used to add plump to skin to match neighbouring skin areas.
- Scars may be reshaped to become less noticeable.
- Scars revisions may be used to help restore flexibility and mobility in scarred areas affecting skin and muscles.
Your Surgery Explained
Your surgery will be performed at our state-of-the-art surgical facility. Our facility is fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). AAAASF medicare certification is considered the gold standard in accreditation and one of the highest certifications any ambulatory center can obtain in the country.
Types of Scars
Normal Fine-line Scars
Usually following an injury or surgery; a minor wound cut that usually leaves a red, raised line. It will gradually fade in colour and flatten over time. If surgical incisions have a lot of external tension due to swelling and tension of stitches, this can increase the appearance of scarring. For darker skin types, scar tissue may leave a brown or white line.
Keloid or Hypertrophic Scars
When scars grow dense and fibrous outside their natural borders of the original wound (from collagen overgrowth); they are called ‘keloid scars’. They are ‘hypertrophic’ scars are raised, but do not expand beyond their natural borders. These scars may take on a more red or purple colour, and may appear rubbery or shiny. Keloid scars are more frequent with Oriental and Afro-Caribbean races, while hypertrophic scars are more common in children
Pitted or Sunken Scars
Usually as a result of inflammation, there is damage to underlying fat and collagen cells resulting in inadequate tissue to fill out the skin. Example, ‘pockmarks’ left from Chickenpox.
Often caused by burns. Very tight skin affecting movement and flexibility. If contracture scars run deep into skin, it may result in disruption of normal function of nerve or muscles. Surgery usually involves removal of the scar tissue entirely
Scars occurring from skin tears. Initially stretch marks appear red or purple colour, but over time lighten or silver.
- Healing process can take up to 18 months.
- It is important to follow any post-surgical care recommended by the surgeon to ensure safe and proper healing of the skin. The surgeon may explain to patient what activities to carry out, or even avoid depending on the site of the scar.
- Time must be allotted for new blood vessels and soft tissue to build.
- Individuals may experience some discomfort such as redness, swelling, bruising after facial scar revision surgery.
- To reduce swelling and stress on area, the surgeon may instruct patient to use of cold compress, decrease physical activity right after surgery. Patients are advised soon after to start walking (or as soon as possible) so as to reduce swelling and lower chance of blood clot formation.
- AVOID drinking alcohol after surgery as it can lead to excess blood flow to site.
- AVOID smoking, as it delays healing process and increases risk of complications.
- AVOID sun exposure to scars for at least 12 months (to prevent inflammation or hyperpigmentation).
- AVOID tub soaking while sutures are in place (to prevent infection and prevent weakening of incision or the adhesive holding it together).
- Keep incisions clean, and inspect daily for signs of infection.
- Follow-up appointments may be recommended and is vital to monitor healing. Depending on what type of skin and what type of surgery, it may be necessary to have regular visits in order to prevent complications, or further scarring.
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