What is a Surgical Scar?
A surgical scar is a visible mark or line on the skin that forms as the body's natural response to heal itself following a surgical incision.
Causes of Surgical Scars
Nature of Surgery: The type and depth of the surgery can influence the scar's appearance. For instance, a deep surgery might result in a more pronounced scar compared to a superficial one.
Healing Process: Everyone's body heals differently. Some people may develop raised scars known as keloids or hypertrophic scars, while others might see flatter, less noticeable scars.
Skin Type: The tendency to scar can be genetic. Those with darker skin might be more prone to keloid scarring, while fair-skinned individuals could be more susceptible to hyperpigmentation or red scars.
Location on the Body: Scars on certain parts of the body, like over joints or on the chest, might be more pronounced due to the skin's tension.
Infection: Any post-operative infections can negatively impact the healing process and could lead to more noticeable scarring.
Treatments We Offer for Surgical Scars
Skin Resurfacing: Opus Plasma can improve the scar's appearance by either stimulating collagen production or removing the top layers of the skin.
Morpheus 8: Morpheus8 helps by creating tiny punctures in the skin and can stimulate collagen production, helping to reduce the appearance of scars.
Topical Treatments: We offer the ZO SKin Health product line that can help to moisturize and nourish the skin, potentially reducing the scar's appearance.
While surgical scars are a natural outcome of many medical procedures, there are numerous ways to manage and reduce their appearance. Please request a complimentary consultation today.