Unwanted scars from previous surgeries or trauma can become significant for patients. This is especially true when it comes to keloid scaring. Keloids can become extremely large, and may cause patients pain and become itchy. They often cause patients to feel self-conscious about their appearance, which leads them to consider certain procedures such as scar revision. Keloids, contractures, and hypertrophic scars can all be addressed with the help of Dr. Wayne Larrabee of The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery of Seattle, WA.
Why might I consider scar revision?
Scar revision may be surgical or nonsurgical, depending on the type of scar present. Dr. Wayne Larrabee can assist with common scars that cause patients discomfort or embarrassment. This is often the reason why patients seek out assistance with previous scars that are bothersome to them. Scar revision is perfect for patients who:
- Are made uncomfortable by their scars
- Have scars that are embarrassing to them and impact their confidence
- Are physically and medically healthy enough to undergo treatment
- Have realistic expectations as to what can be achieved with scar revision procedures
- Are ready to change their appearance and restore their self-esteem
During the initial consultation with Dr. Wayne Larrabee, patients can ask questions about this procedure and find out if they are an idea candidate. This evaluation allows for our doctor to determine if a patient would be a good fit, especially if they are dealing with overly noticeable scars on the face, hands, and other highly exposed areas of the body.
Is scar removal surgical or nonsurgical?
Scar removal may be completed in various ways depending on the size and type of scar present. While surgical scar revision may be required for larger scars, patients might also experience scar revision with nonsurgical treatments such as topical medications, injectables, chemical peels, dermabrasion, or laser therapies.
Call Dr. Wayne Larrabee and his team today!
Seattle, WA area patients who want to learn more about scar revision techniques used at The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery can connect with the front office team to book an appointment by calling (206) 386-3550. The office is conveniently located at 600 Broadway, Suite #280 and accepts new patients.