Scars are permanent reminders of previous trauma to the skin. Scar revision is used to improve the appearance of unwanted scar tissue. While it’s never possible to completely remove a scar, scar revision can drastically improve the color, size, shape and texture of your scar.
Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sherif Khattab specializes in the latest scar revision techniques. He can determine which option will yield the best results for you.
Scar revision Torrance, CA can be used to reduce the appearance of scars on your face and body. Some of the common types of scars removed during revision include surface irregularities like acne scars and hypertropic scars which are often raised, red and uncomfortable and can be hyperpigmented or hypopigmented. Keloids are larger and more painful than hypertropic scars and can occur anywhere on your body, but are most commonly developed on the face, neck, ears, chest or shoulders, where fat tissue is scarce. Contractures are scars that restrict movement and are common after a burn or form where a wound crosses a joint, restricting movement of the fingers, elbows, knees or neck.
As a general rule, the best candidates for scar revision are in good health, and have realistic expectations for the outcome of scar revision. Dr. Khattab will be able to determine if scar revision is right for you following an in-house consultation. The type of scar you have will determine the technique Dr. Khattab will use to improve your scar.
The consultation: In order to determine if you are good candidate for scar revision, you will need to be honest and upfront about every aspect of your health. Your consultation will include a physical examination, as well as an in-depth discussion of your medical history and cosmetic goals. This information will help Dr. Khattab determine if scar revision is the best option available for you.
Scar revision can dramatically improve the appearance of an unwanted scar, but it is important to remember that it can never entirely remove a scar. Also, it is difficult to predict how well you scar will react to treatment. Multiple treatment sessions may be necessary to achieve desired results. Dr. Khattab will be able to provide you with more specific expectations following an in-house consultation at Beyond Beautiful.
If you’re ready to learn more about scar revision, call 310-325-2100 to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Khattab. Contact us today. Beyond Beautiful is located at 23365 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 102, in Torrance, CA. Since 1988, we have been providing excellent care to patients from nearby Torrance, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, and beyond.