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.
Keloid scars are thick, irregular clusters of scar tissue that grow at the site of a wound, but go beyond the edges of the borders of that wound. Keloids are formed from skin cells and connective tissue (fibroblasts) that begin multiplying to repair damage. These scars can be anywhere on the body, but are more common on the face, neck, ears, chest, or shoulders. They also occur more often on those with darker skin. Keloid scars can occur up to one year after the original trauma caused to the skin.
Treatment for keloid scars varies. There is no one simple cure, and they may re-occur after treatment. Treatment may include the following:
Radiation Therapy- Radiation treatment is often used in conjunction with surgery to decrease the risk of re-ocurrence of a keloid scar. Our trained physicians will determine if this treatment option is best for you.