Scars resulting from trauma can create an unpleasant appearance of the body, in addition to the psychological complex that can affect the social life of a person. Furthermore, scars resulting from various eruptive diseases or skin infections occurring during puberty can have similar results. Some people choose to use makeup in an attempt to make them as less visible as possible, but in some cases surgery is the only solution that can be applied.
However, there are many possible patients who fail to understand the true benefits of such an intervention and are still looking for some ways to mask the scars. Even though you can also rely on the advice given by members of your family or friends, the final decision related to undergoing scar removal surgery should be absolutely yours, after you are completely informed about what you should expect.
The operation is aimed at women and men who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their face and neck. In most cases, the intervention uses two very advanced medical techniques, excision of scars and restoration of the unaesthetic area by several methods. The surgical intervention known as dermabrasion mainly addresses large scars or the ones located in inaccessible areas. Dermabrasion is not required in most patients, but for the rest of them it is the last resort and the most recommended solution.
It is forbidden to perform dermabrasion in cases of active acne, because this can lead to the presence of herpes after the radiation treatment is performed. In addition to this, the final results are variable and depend on the type of the skin, as well as the color and healing characteristics of every patient. If you are unhappy with your facial appearance you should also know that this kind of surgery can offer you new possibilities to obtain a completely new look.
Postoperative effects are characterized by redness, swelling and pain of low intensity. Facial swelling is reduced after several days, but it can often be combined with itching and burning sensations. Talking and eating are rather difficult through the healing process but the initial discomfort can be controlled with analgesics.
If you have scars that require surgery and are predisposed to hypertrophic diseases you are advised to discuss this with your plastic surgeon. Usually regular activities can be resumed after 2-3 days. If pain persists, analgesics are recommended. Finally, avoid alcohol, saunas, swimming pools, steam baths and sun exposure a few weeks to several months.