Scars – how do we treat them?

Scars are part of the healing process and can occur both inside and outside the skin. External scarring occurs after the skin has suffered a dermal-epidermal loss, but scars may also occur in the internal organs, for example, in the case of muscle breakage or surgical incisions.
Treatment options vary depending on the type, location, size and shape of scars, and may include:

  • Topical treatments;
  • Minimally invasive procedures (dermabrasion, chemical peeling, PRP therapy, etc);
  • Surgical retouching using advanced suture techniques of wounds, such as: Z PLASTY, W PLASTY, LOCAL SKIN FLAPS, TISSUE EXPANSION.

Removing scars through special plastic surgery techniques is done to improve the

appearance or condition of a scar located anywhere on the body by reducing it so that it is

in harmony with the surrounding skin. But to remember is that by no means can we

completely erase a scar, we can only improve it, camouflage, reduce as much!

Scars may be: hypertrophic, atrophic, keloid, aesthetic or functional, etc.

Depending on their etiology, scars may be postcombustional (after burns), post-operative, post-traumatic, post-acne, etc.

Depending on the type of scar, the treatment method varies, sometimes combining several procedures into several stages.

Consultation is important, where local and general exams, medical history and antecedents, help us make the best therapeutic decision for each case!
In case of minimally invasive treatments, the procedure is done with local injectable or topical anesthesia, generally lasts between 30-45 minutes, and is done in several stages, at intervals established at the consultation, after the local examination.

In case of surgical resection, the intervention can be done with local anesthesia for small and surface scars, in outpatient regime, without hospitalization, or with general anesthesia, where the patient remains hospitalized overnight in our clinic, under medical supervision, for large scars or when the psychic comfort of the patient is at stake.

For both options, all details are discussed together with the patient at the consultation, in order to be able to plan in detail everything that is related to the recovery time.