Scar Repair and Revision
Scars are the tell-tale signs of deep lacerations or of wounds that have not healed properly or completely. The visibility of a scar depends on the severity of an injury and the ability of a person’s body to heal. Although there are many creams, ointments, and at-home remedies that can decrease the appearance of scars over time, these types of treatments are not always successful in diminishing them entirely. At her San Francisco office, Dr. Kimberly Henry offers many cosmetic treatments for scar repair and revision to regularly help men and women of all ages eliminate their scars effectively and immediately.
Scar repair is usually done under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Individual circumstances and the condition of the scar(s) will determine which of the following methods will be used for treatment:
Dermal fillers are a very simple and effective way to repair scars, especially scars that are atrophic (depressions in the skin). The filler is injected directly into the scar, and the scar immediately becomes filled in. Since fillers stimulate collagen production, the scar will continue to fade over time. Our practice offers many types of fillers, including:
During your consultation, Dr. Henry will discuss which type of filler is best suited for you.
This method improves scarring by softening the edges of the surface of the skin, and it is most effective on acne scars. Dermabrasion is performed by using a special diamond-tipped tool that removes impurities and inconsistencies from the layers of the skin. This procedure is sometimes performed in conjunction with fillers to achieve the best look possible.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
By applying short pulses of light directly to the skin, the layers beneath the surface are simulated. Laser skin resurfacing is very effective for eliminating the scars and blemishes associated with acne and sun damage.
Whether you have deep scars from a traumatic accident or acne scars on the surface of the skin, Dr. Kimberly Henry can help eliminate these blemishes. If you want to rid yourself of unsightly scars, feel free to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon by calling (415) 924-1313 or filling out our online consultation form today.