At Bel Air Center
For Plastic and Hand
Burns, Wounds, Scars
Treatments vary depending on the scar and the goals the patient has for the treatment. Your plastic surgeon will walk you through the options that are best for you. While no scar can be removed completely, a skilled surgeon can often improve the appearance.
Keloid scars develop when there is an overgrowth of collagen tissue after an injury has healed. They can be firm rubbery lesions or shiny fibrous nodules and vary in color from pink to dark brown. Bel Air Center plastic surgeons can treat keloid scars to reduce their appearance and will recommend various treatment options to meet individual patient needs.
A surgeon may do a temporary skin graft immediately after surgery to protect the skin from more damage and to provide some pain relief. After the wounds have healed, further plastic surgery may be necessary depending on the location and severity of the burn. Some patients will need skin grafts to promote healing and keep scarring to a minimum. In other cases, tissue transfer—moving skin, arteries, muscle, and nerves—may be necessary. When the face or head is involved, other types of reconstructive surgery may be called for to repair parts of the body.