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Scar Revision Surgery
Months: Most scars are durably healed in 4-6 weeks. But studies have shown the average time for complete scar maturation (become soft, pale, and flat) is 7 months. Some individuals with genetic tendencies for hypertrophic scarring will take 1-2 years or more for their scars to settle down. Keloid-formers (also genetic) may have ongoing scar thickening and widening, which is why keloids are hard to treat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scars heal in a year: The healing process is pretty uniform for the first 6 to 12 weeks. After that there are ways to improve the appearance of a heal;ing scar. Pressue on the scar has been shown to decrease the risk of scars raising up above the normal skin. Medications can be injected into the scar and in severe scars/keloids, radiation is sometimes used. The scar is healed when it is no longer red in color. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Facial scars: It completely depends on the scar. Some scars from surgery or injury may be improved by fractional laser treatments and/or bbl treatments for excess pigment. Acne scars can also be treated this way or with devices such as ematrix or through subcision. Sometimes wide, jagged, deep, or unsightly scars require scar revision (cut out scar & resew in more cosmetic fashion). See a plastic surgeon! ...Read more
Scar revision: Generally, a hypertrophic (thick) scar is excised. This means that it is removed by cutting it out with a scalpel. The dermis (deep skin) this then repaired in layers. This keeps tension off of the superficial skin and should help to improve the width and quality of the scar. Post surgical therapy with silicone strips or other topical creams may also be helpful ...Read more
What type of anaesthia does a scar revision surgery for an appendectomy scar require? Local or general?
I have scars on my penis shaft where it makes contact with the testicals as a result of a severe fungal infection I had as a toddler. Is there a safe/effective way to have scar revision surgery on the penis?
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