Scar Removal & Revision
Scars are a frequent cosmetic and functional concern seen in a plastic surgeon’s office. Although they are a natural response to trauma, scars in visible areas can be aesthetically troubling for some people. Scars near eyes, lips, noses and other moving body parts can restrict those movements, causing painful tugging on the surrounding skin. Even hidden scars, such as those from c-sections, can cause you to be self-conscious of your appearance. Dr. Azouz of Azouz Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX, performs scar removal and revision for the following:
Scars can be more than just cosmetically and functionally problematic. Physical scars can serve as constant reminders of a traumatic event and be emotionally debilitating. Dr. Azouz understands these three key areas of scar removal and revision, and in his welcoming and inclusive practice you will be treated with compassion and respect.
Why Do We Get Scars?
Scars form with the deep layers of our skin is damaged. This layer, called the dermis, has the capillaries, sweat glands and nerve endings. Following skin trauma, the body attempts to repair itself through various processes, one of which is laying down new collagen fibers. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein produced by the body. These new fibers close the gap in the wound but may feel or look different than the surrounding skin. If the body is hyperreactive to the trauma, too much collagen can be produced, resulting in raised scars, like keloids and hypertrophic scars. Other scars, such as those from acne, may be sunken due to lack of collagen or loss of understructures, like fat or muscle.
Dallas, TX Scar Revision Surgery
It is not possible to completely remove all evidence of prominent or excessive scarring, but they can be greatly improved with scar revision surgery and scar removal treatment. In some cases, they can be faded, others can be hidden in less obvious places and still others can be reduced in size. Depending on the size and extent of scarring, sometimes a combination of techniques produces the best result. Dr. Azouz is a fellowship trained and board certified plastic surgeon who is well known for his refined techniques and exceptional results. To restore function or improve the appearance of scars, contact Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today.