From a Facial Plastic Surgeon
Scar Removal for Medical and Cosmetic Improvement
Despite your best efforts, you’ve caught people staring. You’ve been uncomfortable at far too many pool parties. You’ve glanced in the mirror only to see your makeup betraying you.
It’s true: Scars are difficult to hide.
They draw people’s attention, so much so that they may miss your beautiful eyes or toned abdomen. Hair and clothes can only cover so much. Luckily, scars can be removed, allowing people to focus on the real you.
When you choose Dr. Kayem as your cosmetic and facial plastic surgeon, you’ll get a customized approach to scar revision.
The Scars That Bother You
Scars are as individual as their owners. Your scar may be raised or depressed; overly pale or hyper-pigmented; caused by an accident, by teenage acne, mole removal or by surgery (like a C-section or tummy tuck).
If you have acne scarring on your face, you’re not alone. Nearly 10 percent of the world’s population suffer from acne, and scarring is an unfortunate side effect. Dr. Kayem has several options for acne scar removal.
C-section scars and tummy tuck scars are also a source of discontent for many. In the case of C-sections, for example, after the baby is delivered and you begin to heal, your abdominal changes shape, leading your scar to heal unevenly. This leads to skin irritation, ill-fitting clothing and unsightly scar tissue.
Removal of Scars
Because the appearance and severity of scars vary so much person to person, you’ll want a seasoned physician like Dr. Kayem to be your scar removal doctor.
He’ll take the time to figure out the best treatment for you, and he will also help you avoid treatments that may not be optimal.
Why You Should Avoid Laser Scar Removal
Although you may have heard about laser scar removal and thought it sounded like a great option, Dr. Kayem is more keen on the alternatives.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, laser scar removal is not a cure for scars and does not remove them completely. Simply put, lasers create a new scar in place of the old one.
Worst of all, some lasers may cause skin to grow back discolored or even worsen their appearance.
Best to call on Dr. Kayem to help you come up with a customized plan, which may include one or more of the following treatments:
The Best Scar Removal Procedures
- Facial fillers – Can plump up depressed scars. Best for rolling acne scars.
- Microneedling – Especially helpful for acne scars. Microneedling creates new collagen and skin tissue via small pricks under the skin with a pen like tool.
- Steroid injections – Can soften the look of raised scars or keloids. These types of raised scars are often formed at the sites of pimples, body piercings, cuts and burns.
- Scar revision surgery – Still the best option for some scars, especially to make wide scars thinner. Popular surgical scar revisions include tummy tuck scar revision and C-section scar revision. In this process, Dr. Kayem removes the scar and rejoins the normal skin.