It is estimated that scars affect almost a fifth of the population. Some have everyday scars like those on the knee from learning how to ride a bike or skate, some have experienced severe acne that has left scars, while others have even more problematic cases caused by car accidents, fires, wounds, viruses, and surgeries. While the most common symptom is low self-esteem, if you suffer from a scar you may also have limited mobility, itching, or pain.
Dr. Walker will meet with you to determine the type of scarring you have (keloid, hypertrophic, depressed, elevated, etc.) and the best course of action to remedy it. It is imporant to note that nothing can totally eliminate scars however, they can often be improved in appearance.
If you're considering a scar reduction surgery, this outline will give you a basic understanding of the procedure when it can help, how it's performed, and what results you can expect. It can't answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. Dr. Walker is more than happy to clarify any misunderstandings, please contact her office with any questions or concerns you may have.