Scars make you self-conscious about your appearance. Scar management is a way to reduce the appearance of scars and improve your self-confidence. At Dr. Anjali's Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic, Visakhapatnam, Dr. Anjali offers a wide variety of scar management procedures to help minimize the appearance of scars.
A scar is a mark left on the skin after a wound or injury has finished healing. A scar is the body’s way of repairing itself after an injury. Most wounds, such as cuts and scrapes, will heal without resulting in a scar. But deeper injuries, burns, surgery, and certain skin conditions can lead to unsightly scars.
Many types of scars form depending on the cause and size of the injury and the individual’s healing factor. Some of them are:
Acne scars are the most common type of scars. They form when acne breakouts aren’t treated properly and are usually small and pitted.
Atrophic scars are sunken, depressed scars that can occur due to a loss of collagen. Atrophic scars are caused when the skin is unable to regenerate, producing uneven scarring.
Hypertrophic scars and keloids are raised, thickened scars that can develop after an injury. They are caused by an overgrowth of tissue.
Scar management is the process of preventing or treating scars. It is usually done to improve the appearance of a scar, and can also help to prevent pain, itching, and other symptoms associated with scars. Scar management can involve a variety of treatments, including surgery, chemical peels, fillers, and microdermabrasion.
Almost anyone who has a scar can benefit from scar management. However, some people may be more likely to benefit than others. People who are good candidates for scar management include those who have:
People who have keloids or hypertrophic scars are also good candidates for scar management, but they may require more aggressive treatment.Book Appointment
At the consultation for scar management, Dr. Anjali will examine your scar and ask about how it was formed. She may also ask about your medical history and what you hope to achieve with treatment. Dr. Anjali will then develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.
There are a variety of techniques that can be used for scar management. The type of technique used will depend on the type of scar, the location of the scar, and the patient’s preferences.
Some common techniques used for scar management include:
Scar revision surgery is a type of surgery that is used to improve the appearance of a scar. It can be used to remove a scar, reduce its size, or change its shape.
A chemical peel is a type of treatment that uses a chemical solution to remove the outer layer of old skin. The new outer layer of skin that replaces it is usually smoother and less irregular. This is how chemical peels can be used to reduce the appearance of scars.
In PRP therapy or platelet-rich plasma therapy, a small sample of blood is taken from the patient. The platelets in the blood are then separated and injected into the scar tissue. This helps to stimulate collagen production, which can improve the appearance of scars.
Microneedling is a technique in which tiny needles are used to create microscopic injuries in the skin. This activates the body’s natural healing process, resulting in new elastin and collagen production. It is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment that may be used to minimize the appearance of scars.
At Dr. Anjali's Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic, Dr. Anjali uses a revolutionary new technique called "nanofat needling" . In this technique, the microneedling technique is combined with nanofat grafting. The microneedling process is used to evenly distribute the nanofat into the skin, leading to more effective results.
Microdermabrasion is used to improve the tone and texture of the skin. In this procedure, a mildly abrasive device is used to gently remove the dead cells or thick outer layer of the skin. This can help to improve the appearance of the skin and reduce scarring.
In fillers treatment for scar management, collagen fillers or hyaluronic acid fillers are used to fill in the depressions in the skin caused by scars. This can help to improve the appearance of the scars and make them less noticeable.
The recovery after scar management varies depending on the type of treatment.
After scar revision surgery, you will usually need to take time off from work or school to recover. The length of time needed for recovery depends on the extent of scar revision surgery and how well you heal.
After chemical peels, microneedling, and microdermabrasion, you may have some mild redness and swelling for a few days.
After fillers, you may have some mild bruising or swelling for a few days.
You should avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen after any of these treatments to prevent new scars from forming.
The cost of scar management varies depending on the type of treatment, and the size and the location of the scar. During the consultation, Dr. Anjali will go over the entire scar management cost with you and all of the various factors that influence it.Book Appointment
Scar management can offer a variety of benefits, including:
Scar management can also help to improve your self-esteem and quality of life.
The risks associated with scar management vary depending on the type of treatment. Board-Certified Plastic surgeon Dr. Anjali will go over all of the risks and complications associated with each type of treatment during your consultation. In the rare case where complications do occur, she will effectively treat them.
If you have any questions about scar management or any other procedure, do not hesitate to book a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Anjali who will be happy to answer all your questions.Book Appointment
Dr. Anjali Saple is a skilled and experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Visakhapatnam, India. She has a keen eye for aesthetics and is a perfectionist to the core. Dr. Anjali Saple completed her M.B.B.S, M.S. General Surgery and DNB Plastic Surgery from the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak Hospital, Mumbai. She then took special training in Cosmetic Surgery at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, USA, and at Santa Casa Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has been practicing as a Consultant Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon in Visakhapatnam for the last 22 years. She regularly upgrades her skills to impart the best possible care to her patients and her 25 years of experience have made her one of the most sought-after surgeons in Visakhapatnam, India.