Objective of scar revision
Scars following surgery or injury may become more apparent for numerous reasons : tension on the wound, repair technique, complicating infection or wound opening. Dr. Nicolaidis will examine the patient’s scars and give his recommendations. Such scars can often be significantly improved by cutting them out and then either reclosing in several layers (in order to minimize tension) or breaking up the scars with “zig-zag” incisions. On the other hand, recurring raised scars which are often seen in people with darker skin may require combinations of injections, excisions, special dressings and/or radiotherapy.
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