Keloid / Scar Revision Newport Beach
At Faceology MD, we offer scar revision treatments in Newport Beach to help reduce the appearance of keloids. These large, pinkish, and rounded scars can be quite noticeable and can cause some to feel uncomfortable with their appearance. Options like corticosteroid injections, surgical excision, and laser treatments can provide excellent results. Dr. Raymond Lee is a highly-skilled facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon that can provide you with excellent results from your scar revision in Newport Beach.
What are Keloids?
Hypertrophic scars may occur when an incision or skin injury forms dense fibrous tissue along these areas. When the fibrous tissue extends beyond the borders of the original wound then the term Keloid is used. Keloids can have a lumpy appearance or may appear ridged and also tend to have a pinkish or darker color than the surrounding tissue. Keloids can become itchy and may cause noticeable discomfort depending on the areas where they form.
Hypertrophic scars and keloids can be more common the darker skin color one is. It is also more prevalent in certain areas of the body such as the sternum and along the mandible border. Keloids also form on areas of the face and neck.
Scar Revision Options for Keloids
There are a range of nonsurgical treatments that can reduce the appearance of hypertrophic scars and keloids. In many cases, these treatments may be combined for better overall results. It is important to note that these treatments may not provide permanent results as keloids can continue to grow post-treatment. Additional treatments may be required after some time.
Scar massage or compression may help to decrease scars. Other initial treatments may involve ointments such as hydrocortisone or a silicone gel. Next, injections of a corticosteroid into the scar every 4-6 weeks will decrease the size. Lasers can also be used to help decrease and blend in scars.
Surgical scar excision is performed usually as a final option. Scar excision uses special plastic surgery techniques and sutures to remove and hide scars. The process involves cutting surgically excising the keloid and any keloid tissue from the area.
The Cost of Scar Revision
Each scar revision procedure is personalized based on the size and location of the scar as well as the extent of the work required to provide results that satisfy the needs of the patient. During your consultation, Dr. Lee can go over the details of your procedure and let you know what the expected cost of your scarf= revision in Newport Beach will be.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have noticeable hypertrophic scars or keloids that make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, contact Faceology MD today to schedule a consultation for your scar revision in Newport Beach. Dr. Raymond Lee is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of training and experience. Dr. Lee can provide you with excellent results from your scar revision in Newport Beach.
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