What is Scar Revision?
Scars may develop from any type of wound on the skin, from acne to a traumatic injury or surgical incision. In some cases, a scar may be removed entirely. Some scars, however, may remain somewhat visible although treatment can decrease their size and color.
Scar revision procedures can improve the appearance of the skin, though full correction of scarring is not always possible. Dr. Lombardi provides straightforward, honest predictions to patients based on the findings of their consultation and examination. Deep scars often improve by as much as 50 percent with appropriate treatment.
Scars that involve surface tissues only are quite easy to treat in most cases. One of the most common causes of surface scarring is acne. Depending on the severity of inflammation, lingering marks on the skin may remain visible for a year or longer. Using the latest laser technology, Dr. Lombardi can hasten the removal of this type of scarring. Laser treatment may also be effective in the removal of certain keloid scars.
Some scars appear more like dark spots on the skin than what you would classically describe as a scar. Hyperpigmentation scarring also involves surface cells. Removing damaged cells with gentle chemical peels or other resurfacing may be possible.
We have a number of options for chemical peels using safe and effective enzymes and acids that promote a healthy glow. Resurfacing to diminish the appearance of scarring may require multiple treatments and it may be prescribed along with therapeutic fading cream for home use.
Scars that involve surface cells as well as cells in deeper layers of tissue may not be fully eliminated with resurfacing techniques. There are, however, multiple options for removing or reducing the appearance of deep scarring.
Deep scars often result from severe acne. Scars that cause depressions may be minimized with the subcision procedure or possibly with dermal fillers. Subcision releases scar tissue beneath the skin, which allows the area of depression to lift to surface level. Subcision may be combined with microdermabrasion, laser treatments, or chemical peels for optimal results.
Call Lombardi Institute of Dermatology
Your skin health is important to your quality of life. For that reason, it is important to your dermatologist near Downtown Tampa. If you have questions about our practice, a new growth, or cosmetic dermatology, contact the office of Dr. Milan Lombardi today for a consultation and examination of your skin.