Scar revision surgery is taken seriously, and begins and ends with absolute dedicated passion. Facial scarring can be a disfiguring and psychologically disturbing problem. Many types of scarring can occur. For example, a very raised, sometimes itchy scar that arises may indicate that a keloid has formed.
These types of scars are more predominant in darker skinned individuals like African-Americans and respond to excision followed by repeated steroid injections until they settle down. Wider, slightly raised, or depressed scars are usually amenable to excision and reconstruction. Dr. Lam performs the most meticulous scar excision using a whole range of techniques depending on the type of scar, its location, and the type of skin of the individual.
Dr. Lam’s expertise in scar revision and in reconstructive facial techniques permits the most suitable approach to help reduce the unsightliness of your scar. If the scar is contracted, i.e., bunched up and shortened, nearby facial structures can be affected, like pulling on the lip, eyelid, or nose. Dr. Lam employs a special type of scar revision that permits him to lengthen the scar to release the deformity on neighboring tissues. The most advanced scar revision that he performs in the select individual is known as a “geometric broken-line repair” that requires alignment of miniaturized different shapes, which is followed 6 weeks later by mechanical dermabrasion, to provide the optimal camouflage for your scar.
Scar Revision Procedures
Call 1-888-866-3388 or email us to schedule your scar revision consultation. The details of your scar revision surgery (both the limitations and the benefits in your particular situation) will be explained to you during your consultation with Dr. Lam and his team.
- View our Reconstructive Surgery photo gallery (before and after).