Scars can form from injuries or trauma, acne, and incisions related to previous surgeries. Sometimes they heal in a way that is noticeable or displeasing to the patient. They can also cause pain, impair function by limiting mobility, or create significant disfigurement. Dr. Thompson has extensive training in concealing scars with proper surgical technique, reorientation, and skin resurfacing. Sometimes these techniques are even covered by insurance.
Scar Repair Candidates
To determine if a patient is a good candidate for this procedure, Dr. Thompson recommends a private consultation. During this evaluation, the patient’s specific questions, concerns, and treatment goals will be reviewed in detail. A complete physical exam will be performed, including a comprehensive facial analysis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Scar repair refers to treatments used to camouflage visible scars. Techniques include surgery, non-ablative laser therapy, and skin resurfacing procedures.
The best candidates for scar repair have realistic expectations for the improvement of a scar. Patients must understand that the goal of scar repair is to minimize the scar’s appearance. A private patient consultation with Dr. Thompson is the best way to determine if a scar repair procedure is right for you.
Scar repair procedures are performed in the office setting or at an outpatient surgical center. The location will be determined during the consultation and depends on the particular method of repair.