A scar is a mark left by a sore, wound, or burn after it has healed. It's also caused by lasting after-effects of injury and surgery. Any blemish remaining as trace or result from these things are all called scars too! Poor healing may contribute to visible scarring that can be unsightly & disfiguring. Scars happen when the tissue gets damaged, and though they may fade over time, they will never completely disappear.
Different types of scars include:
Discoloration and irregularities on the skin surface
Contractures: Scars that pull the edges of the skin together
Keloids: Thick, rounded, and irregular clusters of scar tissue
Hypertrophic scars: Thick, raised scars that are similar to keloids
These scars can be frustrating but there are many effective scar treatments available today that can significantly diminish them.
The main types of scar revision treatments are as follows:
Simple topical treatments like gels and silicone tapes
Injectable treatments like fillers and fat grafting
Surface treatments like dermabrasion, laser treatments, and chemical peels
Surgical scar revision
The type of treatment most suitable for the patient is selected based on the following factors:
The patient’s age and overall health
The medical history of the patient
The patient’s skin type
The type of scar
The location and severity of the scar
Most people choose to undergo scar revision to feel good about the appearance of their skin. Any patient who wishes to get rid of their current or long-lasting scar should opt for scar revision. Scar revision can be done by patients of any age, as long as they do not have active acne or any other skin condition that requires treatment. It is also necessary for those who wish to undergo scar revision to have realistic expectations.
If you fit the above description, then you can opt for scar revision treatment at Arra Aesthetics.
At the consultation for scar revision, Dr. Vasant Gholave of Arra Aesthetics will examine the patient’s scar and discuss the patient’s desires with them. He will ask for details about the patient’s medical history and based on that and his examination, he will suggest the most suitable scar revision treatments to the patient. He will discuss the procedures in detail with the patient and help them make an informed decision.
After selecting the treatment, Dr. Vasant Gholave will carefully make a treatment plan for the patient. He will answer any and all doubts or questions the patient may have to ensure that the patient will have a clear mind during the treatment. He will also discuss the best possible results of the treatment with the patient so that the patient has realistic expectations of the results of the treatment.
At Arra Aesthetics, we offer a wide range of scar revision treatments to our patients. In some cases, a single technique or treatment may provide significant improvement. However, in some cases, the doctor may recommend a combination of scar revision treatments to achieve the best results.
Topical Treatments: For topical scar revision treatments, the doctor may use silicone gels, silicone tapes, or pressure garments to help in the healing of scars. These may also be used to aid in wound healing and prevent scars from forming.
Injectable Treatments: Injectable scar revision treatments are used to treat hypertrophic and keloid scars, and to fill depressed or concave scars. In these treatments, fillers and micro or nano fat grafting techniques are used. Another injectable treatment is injecting steroid-based compounds in the body to reduce collagen formation and prevent the formation of hypertrophic and keloid scars.
Surface Treatments: Surface scar revision treatments are done to treat irregularities on the surface of the skin and to reduce pigmentation. These treatments are mostly used to improve the cosmetic appearance of the scar.
Dermabrasion: Dermabrasion is the polishing of the skin, where the upper layer of the skin is removed mechanically. Dermabrasion is usually done using sandpaper or a diamond cylinder. This technique is used to flatten the edges of scars.
Laser Treatment: Laser and light devices have a special role in scar revision treatments. They can accelerate the improvement of the color, tone, and texture of the skin. They can also prevent the formation of large scars and correct already-formed scars. At Arra Aesthetics, we use the revolutionary RecoSMA laser for scar correction. Learn about how we use RecoSMA to heal hypertrophic and keloid scars here.
Chemical Peels: At Arra Aesthetics, we use chemical peels to penetrate the surface of the skin and stimulate the skin to reduce skin irregularities and aid in scar healing.
Skin Bleaching: In this treatment, skin bleaching agents are applied to the skin to lighten the skin and improve the appearance of the scars.
Scar Revision Surgery: Some scars need to be removed surgically. The first step in scar revision surgery is administering anesthesia.
Scar revision surgery consists of excision and layered closure. Scar excision is the process of cutting out the scar and closing the incision. This leads to the formation of a new, less visible scar. In some cases, after excision, layered closure of the incision is required. Layered closure is done when the excision extends either below the surface of the skin or in areas with a lot of movement. In layered closure, the first layer needs to be closed below the skin surface with absorbable or non-removable sutures. The layers continue to be closed, ending with the closure of the surface wound.
The latest techniques in scar revision surgery are Z-plasty, W-plasty, and flap enclosure. Flap enclosure is a technique where a scar is repositioned to improve flexibility that has been restricted by the scar or to make the scar less noticeable.
Fat Grafting: Fat grafting for scar revision involves removing fat from the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks area and grafting it under the scar. This improves the color and texture of the scar and is used in cases where scar revision surgery is not possible.
Tissue Expansion: Scar revision by tissue expansion can give near-perfect skin. In this technique, balloons called “tissue expanders” are placed under the skin, on the sides of the scar. These balloons are filled with a sterile solution to expand the area of healthy skin. Then the balloons and the scar is removed and the expanded skin is used to replace the scar.
Undergoing scar revision surgery is an extremely personal decision as one has to weigh the benefits that will be achieved and the risks and potential complications which may occur during the process. A few possible risks of scar revision surgery are:
Seroma (fluid accumulation)
Hematoma (abnormal accumulation of blood under the skin)
Changes in skin sensation like numbness or tingling
Arra Aesthetics always gives a clear perceptive about the details and the risks which might occur during the surgery. We at Arra Aesthetics always advise our patients to ask questions and understand the complete procedure.
Dr. Vasant Gholave is an immensely skilled Plastic Surgeon, Hair Transplant Surgeon, and Cosmetic surgeon in Pune. After a strong experience of 21 years, he came up with a cosmetic surgery and cosmetology treatment solution, “Arra Aesthetics”, which not only has the latest technology and treatments but also state-of-the-art infrastructure under one roof. Dr. Vasant always strives for the best results and has the zeal to continuously improve and innovate in his practice of cosmetic and laser surgery.Read morebook appointment
I visited Arra Aesthetics for moles on face. Dr vasant gholave suggested me Laser ablation or mole removal surgery. I had undergone mole removal surgery in January 2021.I am happy with the results I got. I can hardly ever see any scars at surgery site.I had undergone Recosma laser treatment for scar improvement. I recommend Arra Aesthetics and Dr Vasant gholave.Thank you very much.
We were based in UK when I had severe burn on my right hand. I was undergoing burn dressing daily almost for 3 months there. But some portion of the wound didn't heal.In between treatment, we relocated to India and the wound was still not fully healed.While searching options on web for my wound healing, I came across the Arra Aesthetics and I came to know about the best laser treatment for wound healing. I consulted Dr. Vasant Gholave Plastic Surgeon in Pune for my non healing wound and post burn keloid of right hand at Arra Aesthetics. He explained the latest revolutionary Recosma LASER technology for wound and keloid. Although I was tense and worried about my wound, I decided to give it a try for this new laser therapy. To my surprise the wound healed completely by the end of 3rd session which was fron 10 days from my consulting session. The keloid scars have become soft and thin, also reducing in thickness after recosma laser.I am very happy and satisfied with my treatment.Dr. Vasant Gholave is highly experienced plastic surgeon. He is gentle and friendly. The clinic has advanced laser machines and the facility provided is very standard and cleanliness is maintained very much.I had wonderful experiences in Arra clinic . I highly recommend the clinic to people.
Dr. Vasant gholave is a gentle and friendly avidencing doctor. I had treatment for pimples and hair loss , and I tell u experience was very nice. The facilities provided their are standard operating and cleanness is mainted very much. Really I had a great experience.
I received very good treatment, looking initially at wound I thought my face will not recover or it may take long time but within a 20 days it is almost recovered and as par doctor said scar marks will take at least 5-6 months to vanished out that marks too....Thanks alot sir☺
Dr. Vasant gholave is well experienced and was able to answer all the queries inspite of the language problem I had . He was really patient and a skilled surgeon. I would recommend him for patients who need to have cosmetic and plastic with reconstructive surgeries
I was suffering from excess fat on belly. I consulted Dr. Vasant Gholave, Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon at Arra Aesthetic, Pune for fat reduction surgery. Initially, I was not sure about what exactly is required, Tummy Tuck or Liposuction. And if at all Liposuction, which technology shall I choose.He explained me everything in details, about options of non-surgical fat reduction VS Liposuction Surgery. He further explained me about different Liposuction Technologies, like Conventional Suction Assisted Liposuction, Vaser Liposuction, Laser Liposuction, Water Jet Liposuction, Power Assisted Liposuction.I chose Laser Lipolysis and underwent the procedure 2 months back. I got flatter tummy and good shape. I am happy with best liposuction result.Thank you sir and I recommend him as he is best Cosmetic Surgeon in Pune.
I had hair transplant surgery (FUE) done at the clinic. Its been around 15 days now and the transplanted area looks excellent with good density of hair. Dr. Gholve explained all aspects of the surgery, post treatment care and after treatment medication requirements prior to the surgery. I strongly recommend Arra Asthetic for hair transplant surgery.
Initially i was anxious about the lasers as I had read many cons and misconceptions on internet but I hardly felt any pain/ burning and skin got back to normal on 4th day it self.Only strict precaution i had to take was sun protection for first few week and that was taken care by sunscreen given by doctor.I would recommend this clinic as a excellent centre which will tackle all aesthetic aspects.
Dr. Is very careful about their patients. I am fully satisfied about his treatment. I got a very good treatment from them, thank u.
I did plastic surgery for my leg ankle and, really it was good feeling after surgery, Sir give good treatment on surgery table, I asked to give me full anesthesia, but Sir with their experience suggest local anesthesia will work, which will help me post surgery, and with their experience. Thanks Sir
Visited Arra Aesthetics for plastic surgery for my upper lip cut, Dr explained all the pros and cons about the surgery and the results, I recommend
Dr. was really very nice to us. Really Happy with the treatment. I have been to Arra Aesthetic for surgery. After surgery it was feeling good. Also he is very friendly to all
Must recommended as Doctor is very helpful and explains each and everything in detail. And even follow up of your health is also done.
Highly recommend Arra Aesthetics, It’s is just amazing! There is no other person i would go to! He is very professional and reassuring throughout every treatment. The results exceed my expectations every time thery are very friendly and feel more comfortable thank you
Dr Gholave is so a gentle and nice person I had consulted him for scar revision and pigmentation he has explained every thing in detail before procedure he has done good job and so far I am satisfied with fragment results his staff is thoroughly professional I love the personal care and attention I receive when I come here
I consulted cosmetic plastic surgeon dr Vasant Gholave for wart on chin area.He had explained in detail about the different wart removal treatments.I had undergone Ablative Recosma laser treatment for wart removal.the entire process was painless ,bloodless and no stitches.I am happy with results and recommend arra aesthetics for treatment. Thank you for wonderful experiences.
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