After a skin damage due to, for example, surgery, accident or burn, scar tissue can occur. Some scars become thick (hypertrophic), wide or grow around the original scar, creating wild meat (keloid). This makes the scars undesirable striking. This excessive scarring occurs especially in people with a dark or light, reddish skin color. With certain body parts there is an enlarged chance of scarring, such as the shoulders and the breastbone. With the help of a scar correction we make the scars less striking by reducing, reducing or moving the scar tissue.
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The treatment process
What is the treatment process for a scar correction?
30 – 60 minutes
3 – 7 days
Before you visit for a scar correction, you will visit the clinic for an initial consultation. In this consultation you meet the plastic surgeon in charge, with whom you discuss your wishes. The plastic surgeon will look at your scar and discuss your options, as well as the entire course of treatment and the risks and possible complications associated with the surgery. After all, it is still a plastic surgery treatment. Thus, proper preparation is important so that you know exactly what to expect.
A 100 euro consultation fee is charged for a consultation. These will be deducted from the final price of the treatment.
We correct scar tissue in several ways. The most common correction technique is surgery. After local anesthesia, the plastic surgeon makes an incision with a knife and removes the scar. After removing the scar, the wound is sutured with thin sutures. This creates a new scar, however, a surgical knife gives a “prettier” scar than, say, a “laceration. Sometimes the plastic surgeon closes the wound using a w- or z-shape to make the scar so irregular. In some cases, to correct the old scar, it is better to opt for injections, laser treatment or dermabrasion. In the latter technique, a small grinding roller is used to smooth the scar.
After the scar correction, you may go home immediately to recover. Be sure to arrange transportation, as you will not be allowed to drive yourself after the procedure. The bandage around the scar must remain in place for the first few days, then you will tape the wound with a plaster. Depending on the method of treatment, you will need to come in for a check-up one week after treatment and for possible removal of stitches.
To promote recovery and for the best possible results, we recommend that you follow our aftercare recommendations. For example, avoid direct and indirect sunlight for the first time. We also recommend using Staudt scar cream to support recovery. Please note that the scars may be thick, red, itchy and even painful for a longer period of time after the procedure. This is a natural reaction and part of the recovery process, so do not be alarmed by this. After seven to 10 days, you may carefully camouflage the new scar with makeup.
Thanks to a team of experienced specialists, Blooming Clinic has accumulated extensive experience in correcting scars over the years. Despite our expertise and experience, we believe it is important that you, the client, are always aware of the risks and possible complications.
Complications in scar surgery are very rare. Still, as with any treatment or surgery, there is a small chance of complications, such as:
- Tissue dying
- Senseless skin
- Allergic reactions
- Dissatisfaction with the result
We discuss the risks and complications in detail in the consultation prior to treatment.
For any surgical procedure, smoking can have a negative effect on outcome and recovery. In addition, smokers are more likely to have complications than nonsmokers. Smoking constricts blood vessels and can cause problems with wound healing. Stop smoking six weeks before to six weeks after treatment to reduce the risk of post-operative bleeding.
What does a scar correction cost?
|Surgical tattoo removal||from € 650,-||Local anesthesia||No|
|Scar correction||from € 650,-||Local anesthesia||No|
|Removal of permanent fillers||from € 850,-||Local anesthesia||No|