Scar tissues are formed as skin heals after an accident or injury and surgery. Scarring depends on size, depth, and location of the wound, age, skin characteristics which include color (pigmentation).Depending upon the period of the surgery, scar revision can be performed by local anesthesia, sleeping condition, and general anesthesia. Scars will become less noticeable and invisible as they mature. One may be able to stand to have operation until the scars get light in color. This can be achieved by several months or even a year after the wound has cured. Scar revision surgery is well to be performed soon after 60 to 90 days of maturation. Each scar is different. The scar can be removed completely and the new rupture is closed very carefully. Dermabrasion helps removing the upper most layers of the skin with a special kind of wire brush called a burr. New skin forms over that area. Dermabrasion can be incorporated to give softness to the surface of the skin. Very serious and large injuries (such as burns) may lead to a loss of a large amount of area onto the skin and might form hypertrophic scars which can trigger the movement of muscles, joints and tendons. Surgery alters extra scar tissue. It might involve a series of small incisions on both sides of the scar, which leads to V-shaped skin flaps known as Z-plasty. The result is fully invisible scar, because of Z-plasty which may rearrange the scar so that it follows the natural skin layers more clearly.
- Contracture deformities
- Stretch marks