Correction of Facial Scars

Any facial injury or laceration that involves the facial skin results in a scar formation. Scars are usually permanent. The resultant scar depends on the type of healing a facial wound undergoes. Scars are affected by the type of injury, skin type and color and the wound position in relation to facial skin tension lines.
Facial scars are apparent and distract other facial features, affect facial expression  making them noticeable and requiring special techniques to camouflage them. Certain scars heal in a dad way causing hypertrophy or keloid formation. Tension on the wound predisposes to bad healing.
The goal surgery is to camouflage scars and make them less apparent to the eye. The timing of scar revision depends on the type of wound. We usually like to wait for a period of 6 months to one year before performing a scar revision.
Understanding The Surgery
Different types of revisions are indicated for different scars. These include: laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, scar excision, z-plasty, W- plasty or geometric broken line closure. Dr Fuleihan decides on the type of treatment based on many factors related to the type of scar, its position, skin color……
Keloid or hypertropic scars are usually treated first with injections of steroids to reduce size, laser and other medications.