When we become injured, our wounds heal over time, but when scars form, it can serve as a permanent reminder.
Scars come in a variety of different forms, including raised or recessed, and may take a range of different colours or textures.
The appearance of scars may be unsightly, particularly when compared to the surrounding healthy skin. This can cause embarrassment or self consciousness when placed in particularly obvious parts of the body.
Each scar is unique, depending on how the injury was received, and the type of skin it formed on. It can also be difficult to discern how a scar may look, and while a poor healing process is sometimes a contributing factor to the appearance of severe scarring, this is not always the case.
Patient Before and After Images
What does the treatment do?
At Dermasurge, we offer surgical scar removal to help minimise the appearance of scars to look more in line with the healthier skin tone and texture.
As well as offering aesthetic improvement, reducing the appearance of scars can have a profound effect on the confidence and self-esteem of patients who seek treatment.
Surgical scar removal may be performed under local or general anaesthetic, depending on the size, area, and type of scar being treated.
The scar will not be removed completely, but managed as best as possible in order to make the scar look less obvious.
During the procedure, the scar is excised to achieve the most inconspicuous look possible. This can sometimes be over a course of multiple surgeries.
At Dermasurge, we know that any decision to undergo surgical procedures is not a small one. This is why it is so important that all patients attend a thorough consultation with our consultant dermatologist, Dr Hiba Injibar, before any treatment takes place.
The consultation will allow Dr Injibar to fully understand your goals and aims as well as tailor a treatment solution to suit you. All this whilst managing your expectations and answering any queries you may have.
Frequently Asked Questions
Scars come in a range of forms, but by and large can be defined into the most common categories. Hypertrophic scars are red, itchy, and continue to grow after the healing process is complete. They usually mature into pale, flat scars. Keloid scars are similar, but are more painful, and continue to grow and spread. Atrophic scars stretch and widen after healing, and depressed scars are scars that heal lower than the normal skin level.
Surgical scar removal is a day case, and patients should be mobile almost immediately after the procedure. However, it is incredibly important for the healing process that Dr Injibar’s aftercare advice is followed exactly for optimal results. This includes keeping the area clean, dry, and free from infection. Patients should prepare for around a week away from work, or their usual daily routine for a week, and refrain from strenuous physical activity or exercise for 6 weeks post-procedure.
As with any surgical procedure, surgical scar removal carries the risk of complications and side effects, including moderate pain or discomfort for around 5 days after the procedure. During your consultation, Dr Injibar will ensure you fully understand the associated risks and downfalls to this treatment.
“Dr Hiba is fantastic, right from my first consultation she put me at ease and was helpful when suggesting treatment for my skin concerns. The results are amazing and I would highly recommend!”
“I got the results which were promised. Dr Hiba is very professional and knowledgeable.”