COSMESTIC SKIN SURGERY
FACTORS AFFECTING SCAR FORMATION
Once a scar forms, it is permanent. However, it may be made less visible or displaced surgically. However, a skilled surgeon can definitely improve the appearance of the scar by disguising it, relocating it, or minimizing its prominence.
SCAR TREATMENT PROCEDURES
What is scar revision surgery?
Scar revision surgery is meant to minimize the scar so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone andtexture. Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are unavoidable results of injury or surgery, and their development can be unpredictable. Poor healing may contribute to scars that are obvious, unsightly or disfiguring. Even a wound that heals well can result in a scar that affects your appearance. Scars may be raised or recessed, different in color or texture from surrounding healthy tissue or particularly noticeable due to their size, shape or location. Your treatment options may vary based on the type and degree of scarring and can include:
Although scar revision can provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or improve a scar that has healed poorly, a scar cannot be completely erased.
SPIDER VEIN CAUSES
If you sometimes avoid showing your legs because you have spider veins — those small clusters of red, blue or purple veins that appear on the thighs, calves and ankles — you are not alone. It’s estimated that at least half of allwomen are bothered by this common cosmetic problem.
A number of factors may contribute to the development of spider veins in the legs, including:
In some women, spider veins become noticeable in their early 20s. For others, the veins may not become obvious until they reach their 40s. Men get spider veins, too. However, usually they are concealed by hair growth on the leg.
If you would like to eliminate your spider veins and improve your appearance, your plastic surgeon can help. Today there are very effective, safe and relatively painless methods available for eradicating spider veins.