Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are the unavoidable results of surgery. Even when a surgical wound that heals well can result in a scar of some sort. Your surgeon’s time, suturing-style and post-procedure products have a lot to do with how your scars will heal and ultimately affect your appearance. Dr. Constantine takes every possible measure to minimize the appearance of scars both during the procedure and after.
Dr. Constantine’s focus is on (1) the health of his patients and (2) providing beautiful outcomes. A part of the outcome is the mark left behind. Many surgeons pass off the job of suturing to an assistant as it saves the surgeons time, or hurries the suturing along. Both of these save time and money. Dr. Constantine completes all his own suturing and takes the time needed to do it correctly. Post-operatively Dr. Constantine recommends using the Silagen Scar Refinement System and VitaMedica’s Recovery System for improved healing.
Scar Revision Surgery
Poor healing may contribute to scars that are obvious, unsightly or disfiguring. Scars may be noticeable due to their size, shape or location; they can also be raised or depressed and may differ in color or texture from the surrounding healthy tissue.
Scar revision surgery will attempt to minimize a scar so that it is less conspicuous and blends in with the surrounding skin tone and texture. Although scar revision can provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or improve a scar that has healed poorly, a scar cannot be completely erased.
At times, scarring can also be minimized using laser technologies. Depending on the scar, Venus Viva™ is a non-surgical solution for skin resurfacing that corrects signs of skin damage and improves the appearance of surgical scars. Talk to your surgeon for their recommendation on how to improve the look of your scars.
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