Just about everyone has a scar and a story to go along with the scar. Some facial scars are just unsightly while others affect the function of facial structures such as the eyelids, nose, and lips. The psychological impact of these scars can be difficult to bear, especially when they are a result of an accident or abuse.
Dr. Bader offers the latest methods and technologies to improve scars of any age or complexity. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Bader will assess your scar and recommend appropriate strategies to help make the scar less noticeable.
Surgical scar revision is usually not recommended until the scar has matured for at least one year. There are several interventions that can be done before the year mark which can improve a scar. These non-surgical treatments include massage, steroid injection, topical ointments, silicone taping, fillers, dermabrasion and fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing.
Surgical scar revision can be achieved with techniques such as re-excision, geometric broken-line closure, z-plasty and w-plasty. Additional strategies to improve the contour of the scarred area include fat transfer and fillers. For very deep and contracted scars, Dr. Bader offers Scaar FX, which is the latest in laser scar revision technology.