Many factors can affect the severity of a scar, including the size and depth of the wound, blood supply to the area, thickness and color of your skin, and the direction of the scar.
Scar revision is a surgical procedure that is used to improve or reduce the appearance of scars and can also restore function and correct disfigurement caused by an injury, wound, or previous surgery.
Although a scar cannot be completely removed, our team at Lexington Plastic Surgeons can improve the appearance of a scar by making it less noticeable.
I love to see the work that Dr. Jones does – I appreciate the job he’s done in my behalf. He stopped the pain I had from the keloid on my chest and I couldn’t thank him more. Every time I have a problem in the future, I want him, and I recommend others to him.
Akilaâ€™s Story â€¢ Keloid Treatment
There are several treatment options, which vary based on the type and degree of scarring. Z-Plasty, our recommended procedure for most patients due to its effectiveness, is a surgical technique that repositions the scar to closely conform to the natural lines and creases of your skin, making it less noticeable. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will help determine which procedure is best for you.
You should be in good general health, preferably a non-smoker. Patients undergoing this procedure should have realistic expectations for the results after surgery and be ready to maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow the medical team’s instructions for recovery and beyond.
- Temporary discoloration or discomfort will occur the first 2 weeks
- Healing is expected to continue for several weeks
- Dressing may be removed after 1-2 weeks post-surgery
- Minimal activity is advised post-surgery
- Use of scar products (Keloid Care, Scarshield) and massages to affected area(s) are essential for individuals prone to thickened or keloid scars
Keloid Care is a new and innovative topical cream specifically designed to help improve the appearance of thick or stubborn scars like keloids and hypertrophic (raised) scars, and lighten any discoloration in the affected and surrounding areas.
This cream is carefully formulated with Beta Ionone – a powerful antioxidant proven to nourish skin and improve the appearance of thick and stubborn scars. Keloid Care also contains Aloe, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, and other natural ingredients commonly used to moisturize and soften the skin.