Scar Revision Washington, DC
Scar revision procedures are able to improve the appearance of scars resulting from acne, trauma, and surgery by excising, realigning or otherwise reducing their appearance. There are a variety of scar revision procedures including surgery, chemical peels, laser resurfacing and dermabrasion. Good candidates for scar revision include healthy patients with realistic expectations who are looking to improve the appearance of an unsightly scar.
Depending upon the particular procedure, Dr. Naderi may perform the scar revision procedure in his office or in one of the INOVA system hospitals which include Fair Oaks Hospital, Loudoun Hospital, Fairfax Hospital, and Mt. Vernon Hospital. MAC (monitored anesthesia care) or local anesthesia may be used. Scar revision procedures generally take between thirty and forty-five minutes to complete.
Techniques will vary according to the particular patient and the particular scar revision procedure that is used. In many cases, a visible scar may be excised or realigned so that it is placed in a more favorable direction. “Z-plasty” or “Geometric Broken Line Closure” are techniques to realign scars. This may be followed by a resurfacing technique such as a chemical peel, laser resurfacing or dermabrasion. Recovery from scar revision generally takes seven to ten days. Some swelling and bruising may occur, and the area of the scar may appear red at first. Most patients can return to work within several days although with resurfacing, one to two weeks may be necessary for healing. More strenuous activities may need to be postponed for at least two weeks.
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Lighter skinned patients also have improved outcome after scar revision since darker skinned patients may have pigmentation changes. Resurfacing is also not an option in darker skinned patients.
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ABOUT DR. NADERIDr. Naderi is a true Specialist Cosmetic Surgeon with distinguished Facial Plastic Surgery practices in the Washington DC area dedicated to Rhinoplasty, Revision Rhinoplasty & Facial Rejuvenation using Botox and Dermal Fillers.
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ABOUT DR. KULAKDr. Kulak is an "aging face" specialist. The main focus of her cosmetic surgery practice is rejuvenation of the aging face which includes face lift, neck lift, eyelid lift, brow lift, fat transfer, and skin resurfacing with lasers or peels. She does not do any breast or body plastic surgery nor does she do any rhinoplasty. She is a true specialist surgeon. Dr. Kulak is known for her fantastic and natural face lift results without the telltale signs of "plastic surgery."
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