Scar Removal & Revision
Scars come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors including raised and depressed, purple, pink, textured, or have other qualities. Scars are as unique as the patient’s body they are on. Because of this, each scar removal requires individualized assessment to find the most cost-friendly, effective method of treatment.
Some scars take well to topical treatments and fast, minimally invasive procedures like dermabrasion, skin bleaching, light therapy, or injectables. Other scars may require more intensive surgical intervention.
Types of Scar Removal
Scar types doctors can assist with include:
Contractures which restrict movement—often at a joint—and usually arise from a large surface area of tissue damage such as in the case of severe burns.
Surface irregularities and discoloration due to damage of the topmost layer of skin from acne, minor injuries, and prior medical procedures.
Hypertrophic scars that are often raised, red, uncomfortable. They may be lighter or darker than surrounding skin, but generally result in patient discomfort.
Keloid scars which are painful or itchy and can extend past the original wound site.
In the event that a scar requires surgery, patients will be administered anesthesia before the doctor creates an incision to physically remove the scar. Advancements in wound-closure techniques can help reduce the appearance of a scar or reposition a scar to make it less noticeable or constricting.
Pharmaceutical tissue substitutes and tissue expansion may be options in severe cases in order to replace scar tissue with healthy skin.
Mentoplasty & Genioplasty
(Chin Reduction or Augmentation)
Mentoplasty (removing material from the chin area to reduce its size) and genioplasty (adding material to the chin area to increase its size) are used to alter the shape of a patient’s chin area include chin height, chin rounding, and chin reduction or chin augmentation to balance a patient’s facial proportions.
Procedures used to alter the shape and size or the chin include non-surgical options utilizing injectable fillers as well as surgical options which may include chin implants in a variety of materials and osteotomy which involves cutting a small piece of bone from the mandible and moving it backwards or forwards before adding a titanium plate to maintain the bone’s new position.
Depending on the severity of the chin reduction or augmentation, some options will be faster, more effective, and affordable than others. A consultation can help you determine which type of chin augmentation or reduction is right for you.
(Double Chin Treatment)
KYBELLA® is the first and only prescription to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe submental fat, also known as double chin. This treatment can improve a patient’s profile by reducing fatty deposits under the chin.
This is an injectable treatment performed in-office and space at least one month apart, up to six treatments. The treatment strength and duration will be based on the amount of fat under the chin and the desired results.
Ideal patients for KYBELLA® are people who eat healthily but weight reductions do not reduce submental fullness, patients who don’t want to have surgery, and patients who feel that the condition makes them look heavier or older than they actually are, sometimes leading to embarrassment or self-consciousness.
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