SCAR TREATMENT

DR. ATHINA TRAIANOU

DERMATOLOGIST - VENEREOLOGIST
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SCAR TREATMENT

The tips regardless of the cause, are a very common aesthetic problem. In the case of ricnotic scars coexist and functional problems with restriction of movements. After surgical procedures we may have large unsightly scars in which there are visible marks from the stitches used creating a "zipper" or "rail" image. In these cases the scar is removed by the plastic surgeon under local anaesthesia in the special room for these operations. It takes a few hours and in place of the malformed scar the patient now has an indiscernible line.

Another aesthetic problem of scars is the persistence of the red colour for a long time. Normally the scar is red for some time and then passes to the maturation stage in which it turns white so that it is difficult to distinguish from the rest of the skin. Sometimes the red colour persists for more than 6 or even 12 months.

Hypertrophic scars - Cheloids: It is a pathological response of the body to trauma that results in the scarring that protrudes from the skin (hypertrophic) or reach beyond the boundaries of the wound, extending outwards and with intense stimulation (cheloid). They are characterised by overproduction of collagen, occur more frequently in some people (black skin, genetic predisposition) and in some areas of the body more than others (sternum, shoulder area, etc.). Their treatment if they are small can only be with special lasers or in the larger ones they can be removed in a special way to reduce their size and then lasers can be applied.

Rictus scars: Much more special is the case of ricnotic scars. The most common cause of these is burns. In addition to being unsightly, ricrotic scars often prevent free movement of joints, creating functional and mobility problems. Their treatment depends on the size and location of the problem. It can be done under local anaesthesia with a "z" type of plastic surgery or may require surgery under general anaesthesia in more severe cases.

Burns: Burns do not always create ricocheting scars, but they have the peculiarity of occupying large areas which now differ significantly in appearance from normal skin. The treatment of these cases again depends on the size and location of the problem.

DR. ATHINA TRAIANOU

DERMATOLOGIST - VENEREOLOGIST

Dr. Traianou Athina, is a graduate of the Aristotle University School of Medicine (AUTH) and has received her specialty from the two university clinics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

*The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health care providers with questions you may have about medical conditions.

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