FACIAL SCAR REVISION
FACIAL SCAR REVISION IN BOSTON
Facial scars can be very bothersome to many people, but the good news is that there are several ways to help reduce their appearance. Facial scarring is very common. They can be a result of previous surgeries or dramatic injuries such as dog bites or sports related injuries. There are various methods that can be used to help camouflage scars on the face or neck.
It is important to schedule a consultation with our DeRosa Clinic team of facial plastic surgeons to discuss your desires and goals for your scar revision. This way a plan can be put in place to reduce or remove your scars. All scars are not created equal, so there are different ways to treat different types of scars.
The first type of treatment to consider is topical treatments. Silicone gel for example can be placed onto a scar to help soften the scar and reduce the redness. This is a great option for scars that are relatively new, which means that they occurred within the past six months to a year. After wearing the scar silicone gel each day and night for several months, you may notice a reduction in the erythema or redness as well as regularities or swelling of the scar. We also recommend using silicone gel after scar revision surgery to hasten recovery.
The second way that a scar can be reduced is with a steroid injection. This is a great option for a hypertrophic or a keloid scar. A hypertrophic scar is a scar that’s raised but within that boundary of that original scar, and a keloid extends beyond those boundaries. For example you may see a keloid scar from an ear piercing with a ball of scar tissue hanging down from that earlobe. A steroid injection can help soften the scar and make that overgrowth reduce.
The third option is scar revision, which is a surgical option. With this procedure which can be performed here in the DeRosa Clinic, the scar is removed and then the tissue is brought back together in a more discrete refined method. As facial plastics specialists we use special suturing techniques that help make that scar disappear.
Sun protection, both physical and with sunscreen, is also a critical component of any scar treatment. We offer both silicone gels and sunscreen here at our Newbury Street office in Boston.
DeRosa Clinic recently announced that it is an AAAASF Accredited Surgery Center and the only one of its kind in Boston. Surgeries are performed at our Newbury Street location in the Back Bay under a “twilight sleep”, otherwise known as IV sedation. You can have your surgery performed in our comfortable, private clinic where you can safely have your procedure done and head home comfortably and discreetly. These IV Sedation surgeries are performed by one of the DeRosa Clinic facial plastic surgeons along with a board-certified Physician Anesthesiologist.
As always, our doctors use a conservative approach so that all her otoplasty surgery patients are assured a rejuvenated, natural appearance—and it all takes place right in Boston as an in-office procedure at the DeRosa Clinic.