Scarring is the often unpredictable outcome of an accident or surgery. There are many variables, which often times are out your control, that affect scarring.
Such variables include, but are not limited to:
- Size and depth of the wound
- The blood supply to the area
- The thickness and color of your skin
- The direction of the scar
There are many different types of scars, most commonly hypertrophic or keloid scarring. The main problem with scarring in general is that it has a high probability of reoccurring.
No scar can be removed completely, however, the appearance can be improved through surgical techniques. Although initially the scar may appear raised or reddened, with time this generally subsides. It is recommended that you wait at least one year after the injury was initially sustained, before you seek scar revision surgery. Dr. Chahin will discuss with you these procedures, and what is mutually felt to be the best method of treatment to aid in achieving optimal results for you.