Scar Removal Minneapolis
What types of scar removal treatments are available?
There are a wide variety of treatments available. The type that is best for you likely depends on the scar itself. Treatment varies depends on size, type, location and severity of the scar. Treatments include topical treatments – tapes, external compressions, gels; surface treatments such as a chemical peel, skin bleaching, laser therapy, light therapy, dermabrassion; injectable treatments, tissue expansion and pharmaceutical tissue substitutes
What types of scars are there?
Scars generally come in these types: Keloids, Contractures, Hypertopic and Discoloration.
Keloids are painful or itchy, Contractures restrict movement, Hypertopic are thick clusters of tissue, and Discolored do not cause any impairment or discomfort, yet are visible.
What type of results will I see?
It varies upon the procedure and severity of the scar, yet you can expect long-lasting results with scar removal surgery. As with any procedure there may be some swelling or minor discomfort, taking anywhere from a few days/few weeks/or a few months to see maximum results.
Who should consider this treatment?
Anyone that has an unwanted scar they dislike. There are a wide variety of options available. Scar revision surgery is one of the most complex plastic surgeries performed. Patients need to keep in mind scars not be permanently eliminated; however, with scar revision surgery the goal is to improve the aesthetic appearance where the surgery is performed. While no scar may be completely hidden, scar revision surgery is highly effective. Ask about the process, and expected short to long-term results. Dr. Lokeh is happy to answer all of your questions.