Video: ❶ Scar Removal: Resurfacing And Excision
Inaccurate and poor wound healing very often results in a rough, disfiguring scar. The scar forms within one year. At first it is bright and noticeable, then it becomes paler and smaller in size. There are several ways to remove scars. Location: Location:
Scar resurfacing is a whole group of cosmetic procedures aimed at removing the superficial and middle dermal layer, that is, the area of the skin where the scar is located. A scar is a thickened connective tissue.
The most famous method is dermabrasion and microdermabrasion. Dermabrasion consists in cleaning the skin surface from a cosmetic defect using a special tool - a cutter. This tool removes the epidermal layer of the skin. Simultaneously with this layer, it removes wrinkles, spider veins and other defects. Dermabrasion is superficial and deep. The advantage of this method is the low cost of the procedure.
But one drawback of mechanical resurfacing is damage to the blood vessels that cause bleeding in the treated area. The result of mechanical resurfacing depends on the qualifications and experience of the doctor. Even the smallest mistake of the doctor can lead to the aggravation of the entire procedure.
The microdermabrasion method reduces all known risks of this treatment. When carrying out microdermabrasion, a special powder is used, which has an abrasive (grinding) property. However, with this method, you can only get rid of the very superficial scar that has not affected the deeper layer of the skin.
Excision of scars is a surgical intervention that aligns the edges of the wound with a cosmetic intradermal suture using atraumatic suture material.
Scar excision takes place under general or local anesthesia. The scar is excised and the edges of the wound are carefully sutured. This operation results in a thin, pale streak. With a larger area of the scar, excision is combined with the method of autologous transplantation. To do this, first, an expander is implanted under the skin on a healthy area of the body. The expander is a special elastic balloon. Within one month, the doctor injects it with normal saline. Due to this, the volume of the spray increases, and the skin is stretched. Next, the surgeon carefully cuts out this area of skin and transplants it to the site of the excised scar.
Where a scar has formed, normal tissue will never form again.