A scar is a permanent alteration in the appearance of the skin as a result of damage and collagen repair of it.
Why Does a Scar Form?
Scars can form due to infections, surgery, injuries or inflammation of the tissue. The final appearance of a scar depends on many factors, including the skin type and its location on the body, the way in which you scar, the direction of the scar, the type of wound, the age of the person with the scar and their nutritional condition, the blood supply to the affected area, the thickness and colour of the skin and the skill of the surgeon.
How can cosmetic surgery correct scars?
Each scar is different and requirent attention. Modern techniques of scar revision can change the length, width or direction of same; as well as also improve the height or depth. However, no scar can be eliminated 100% although the surgical revision of a scar can considerably improve the appearance of the skin, leaving a much less obvious or often unnoticeable mark.
One of the techniques consists of the elimination of the scar tissue through resection, in other words, removing the scar tissue and suturing or joining together the new edges. If they are not very significant scars, it can be undertaken using dermabrasion of the surface or peeling withCO2 laser so that the re-epithelialisation somewhat covers the visible surface and thereby hides the scars.
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However, remember that each case and each patient may vary, and therefore this information should be taken purely as a general guide and explanation. It should not be considered a replacement of the detailed information that the surgeon Dr. Ruiz Ruiz will provide during the personal consultation and evaluation with her..