What words should I know about scar revision?
Chemical peel solutions
Substances that penetrate the skin's surface to soften irregularities in texture and color.
Scars that restrict movement due to skin and underlying tissue that pull together during healing and usually occur when there is a large amount of tissue loss, such as after a burn.
Mechanical polishing of the skin.
Surgical removal of a scar.
Drugs and gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.
A scar that is darker in color.
Thick clusters of scar tissue that develop directly at a wound site.
A scar that is lighter in color.
Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.
Large scars that can be painful or itchy, and may also pucker which can occur anywhere on your body, developing more commonly where there is little underlying fatty tissue, such as on the breastbone or shoulders.
A method to change to the surface of the skin that allows new, healthy skin to form at the scar site.
(Intense Pulsed Light) Pulses of light that can be used to treat discoloration and texture changes of the skin.
A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.
Healthy skin taken from other areas of your body, such as the abdomen or thigh, to revise a scar.
A procedure that can substitute for skin grafts. An inflatable balloon called a tissue expander is placed under the skin near the scar site to stretch additional skin to be used to revise a scar. Oftentimes, multiple procedures are needed.
A surgical technique that creates angled flaps on either side of the original scar site that can completely reposition or change scar direction, interrupt scar tension or improve scar flexibility.