What are surgical traumatic scars?
Surgical traumatic scars are any visible marks left after a wound has healed. Scratches can only leave minor and temporary scars, but major skin injury can leave highly visible, permanent scarring. These types of scars are often impossible to eliminate completely.
Can surgical traumatic scars be treated?
Scars that are products of surgical or traumatic wounds may not be completely removed. However, through different scar removal products and cosmetic treatments, their appearance can be improved.
How are surgical traumatic scars treated?
Surgical traumatic scars can be treated or improved by some of the most common cosmetic options, including resurfacing procedures like chemical peeling, microdermabrasion, and light therapy. These treatments are often used for the removal of minor scars.
A more aggressive solution is dermabrasion. This treatment involves the removal of the upper layer of the scar tissue. Dermal fillers are also helpful in raising the surface of a scar that is depressed to the same level as the surrounding skin. A more invasive procedure can also be done in the form of scar revision surgery, which involves the alteration of the size and location of the scar.
What about recovery?
The recovery for a scar removal treatment varies for every procedure. Less invasive procedures require little to no downtime, while others can take you a few weeks to fully recover. Dr. Chacon will help you choose the scar revision treatment that is most appropriate for you and your condition.
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- Dr. Chacon specializes in cosmetic procedures of the face, nose, breast, and body.
- Dr. Chacon completed thousands of procedures in advanced fellowship training specializing in cosmetic surgery endorsed by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
- Dr. Chacon served as an Aesthetic Surgery Clinical Instructor for the University of Southern California Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Los Angeles, CA.
- Dr. Chacon has a keen eye for aesthetic artistry; his peers and patients recognize Dr. Chacon as the plastic surgeon that delivers desired results.
- Dr. Chacon has contributed to multiple, large clinical studies on a number of procedures and safety, presenting in statewide and national meetings.
- Dr. Chacon is a Continuing Medical Education Course Instructor in advanced surgical techniques.
- Dr. Chacon has coauthored and presented clinical studies on the Safety of Combined Surgery.
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