What is Scar Management?
It is impossible to accurately predict how a person will scar. Scarring is the routine result of the healing process and all incisions will result in a permanent scar. Fortunately, there are a few procedures that can be done to visibly minimise scarring.
Problematic scars include the following types:
Atrophic – these are thinned out, widened and pale;
Hypertrophic – dense overgrown fibrous tissue, often itchy and reddish; Keloid – dense, overgrown fibrous tissue that grows beyond the original wound.
Contracted scar – a tight scar that limits movement,
Acne scars - deep pits or angular scars caused by acne.
What can I expect?
Problematic scars may be improved using simple treatments like scar taping, massage and silicone gel or non-surgical procedures such as Micro needling and Fillers. For more severe scars, scar revision surgery with specialised wound closure techniques may be necessary. Scar revision surgery cannot erase a scar completely but can improve the appearance.