What options do you have for the treatment of prominent scars?
Usually all you need is conservative scar treatment to make the scar less prominent. This will usually involve massaging the scar with either a silicone cream or gel. Over time this helps to mature the scar, flattening and softening it.
If the prominent scar has occurred due to an unsatisfactory initial repair, or if the wound became infected, an excision may be a better treatment option. This involves removing the scar and re-suturing the skin. Once healed, the results should be less prominent.
There are a few other procedures available which might help including changing the direction of the scar. If the prominent scarring is quite complex or large, then numerous procedures may be carried out. This would include removing parts of the scar over a period of time. This treatment would be ongoing for several months.
The treatment offered to you will depend upon how prominent the scar is, as well as the possible causes.
Other scar healing procedures:
If you’re troubled by unsightly scarring, book a consultation with Mr Paul Tulley to discuss your scar revision treatment options. Call us on 020 7183 1559 or use the contact form.