Florida Scar Revision
Scars, whether they are traumatic or surgically induced, are unpredictable. Many factors interplay to determine the final outcome of a scar: your skin color, the location, depth of injury, type of skin affected, amount of normal skin lost, and the direction of the scar all factor in. At Suncoast Skin Solutions, we have a wide range of scar revision and removal treatments, as well as a Florida keloid dermatologist on staff to help create your personalized care plan.
The average patient may only be able to say that they dislike the appearance of their scar, but the highly trained eye can identify the underlying qualities of any particular scar that result in its ability to be discerned more easily from normal adjacent skin. It is here that our work begins. With a range of tools at our disposal at Suncoast Skin Solutions, we can work with you to treat your scar to make it less prominent. This may involve injections of medications, laser treatments, or surgical correction. These are all scar revision and removal options our Florida dermatologists will consider when assisting you.
Surgical correction can vary from simple re-excision, to more complex rearrangement of the skin utilizing a technique known as z-plasty to move the scar into a more favorable location, along the natural lines of the body or face. Dermabrasion can aid in blending the scar into surrounding skin, as contour is paramount in achieving a cosmetically acceptable scar.
Our Florida dermatologists treat keloids, post-surgical scars, hypertrophic scars, and contractors. These are all amenable to intervention, but time is always the best ally, as many of these improve as the scar matures. At Suncoast Skin Solutions, we favor conservative approaches but have the expertise to treat all stages of scars through revision and removal services.