Scar Revision – Los Gatos, San Jose, and the Greater Bay Area
For many people, scars are an inevitable part of life. However, those with conspicuous scars that are affecting their self-confidence no longer have to simply accept their appearance for what it is. Many types of scars can be improved with a variety of scar revision techniques. In addition to offering reconstructive plastic surgery, Dr. A.M. Yenikomshian has been providing exceptional scar revision treatments in San Jose for more than 30 years. Patients of the Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery can be assured that Dr. Yenikomshian has the extensive knowledge and superior skill to help them achieve the appearance they desire.
What is scar revision?
Scar revision is a broad term used to describe several techniques that can reduce the prominence of scars resulting from accidents or past surgeries. Although these techniques can significantly help to improve the appearance of scars, nothing can erase them completely.
The Scar Revision Procedure
At the Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Yenikomshian carefully examines a patient’s scar to determine the best course of treatment. The methods of scar revision that are used depend on the size of the scar and its position, the age and gender of the patient, and the extent to which the patient wishes to conceal the scar. Taking into account all of these criteria, Dr. Yenikomshian may recommend one or more of the following treatments:
Using a special dermabrasion tool, Dr. Yenikomshian carefully removes the top layer of skin, making the scar appear lighter and smoother.
Heavy scars, known as keloids, can often be improved through the use of steroid injections. An enzyme contained in the steroid breaks down collagen to lessen the thickness and redness of the scar.
Transferring a small amount of skin from a discrete area of the body to the site of the scar may help to camouflage scar tissue.
Surgical Scar Revision
In some cases, the position of a scar can be surgically adjusted in order to relocate it to a more inconspicuous location, such as a natural crease in the skin.
Contact the Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
To learn more about how expert scar revision may improve your appearance and your self-confidence, please contact Dr. A.M. Yenikomshian at the Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today.