We offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments to help improve scarring from injuries or an operation. How much we can do depends on how you got the scar and how well your body heals.
We deal with two main kinds of problems with scarring:
- scars that are healing abnormally
- scars that cause you physical discomfort or distress you in the way they look and make you feel
How scars heal
Many different things influence how your scars heal, and therefore how they behave and finally look. These influences include:
- what caused the scar
- whether the scar healed naturally or with suturing
- what your skin tissue is like
- your genetic background.
Scars causing discomfort or distress
Scars sometimes cause pain, burning, or itch. Poor scarring may look unsightly and that may cause you to feel bad about yourself. Some scarring can cause functional problems, for example, a burn scar may tighten and shorten across a joint restricting movement.
In these situations, scar revision is a useful procedure to consider.