Scars can form either as a result of a normal healing process after an accident, trauma, surgery or acne, or can be the result of an over-exuberant abnormal healing response. Several layers of skin are typically affected. There are many types of scars which, once formed, are typically permanent, can often be disfiguring, and sometimes can even diminish function.
San Antonio plastic surgeon Dr. Matt Bindewald performs scar revision procedures to improve appearance and restore function to the affected area. Although complete removal is not always possible, the size, color, and shape of the mark can be amended, making it more discreet. In some cases, even the location can be adjusted slightly.
Most scars can be improved through modern interventions and new technologies and techniques. For many patients, a combination approach will be utilized for achieving optimal results. The choice of technique depends largely on the type of scarring, as well and your skin type and other factors.
During your consultation, Dr. Bindewald will explain your treatment options, and help you choose the best solution to achieve the results you desire. Some of the most common scar revision techniques include:
Often, a scar is a visible reminder of a very unhappy memory, such as a traumatic injury. Therefore, surgical revision often has very important emotional benefits, in addition to the confidence that comes with feeling good about your appearance. Dr. Bindewald understands that this is an important part of your healing process.
For more information on scar revision and the options available to you at our South Texas office, please call us at
844-DR-MATTB (844.376.2882). We are here to help.
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