The appearance of the skin can be permanently altered as a result of damage and lack of collagen for its repair. Scars can form due to injuries, surgery, infections or inflammation of the tissue. The final appearance of a scar depends on many factors, including the skin type and its location on the body, the direction of the scar, the age of the person with the scar, the way in which you scar, the type of wound, the blood supply to the affected area, the nutritional condition of the person, the thickness and colour of the skin and the skill of the plastic surgeon
Plastic Surgery may be considered in cases where conservative measures of scar control have not completely corrected or controlled scarring. Surgical intervention is indicated to improve specific cosmetic or functional deformities. The result of the surgery depends on location of the scar, extent of the deformity and surgical technique.
Plastic Surgery techniques vary, and the type used for any scar revision will be influenced by the factors previously discussed. Small scars can simply be excised and the excision site can then be primarily closed. Larger scars may be excised and a skin graft placed to cover the wound.
Each scar is different and requires different attention, knowing that modern techniques of scar revision can change the length, width or direction of same; as well to improve the height or depth. However, no scar can be eliminated 100% although the surgical revision of a scar can considerably improve the appearance of the skin, leaving a much less obvious or often unnoticeable mark.
One of the techniques used in Plastic Surgery consists of the elimination of the scar tissue through resection, in other words, removing the scar tissue and suturing or joining together the new edges. If they are not very significant scars, it can be undertaken using dermabrasion of the surface or peeling with CO2 laser so that the re-epithelialisation somewhat covers the visible surface and thereby hides the scars.
In short, wherever there is a scar we can adequately improve it or hide it, but we can never completely remove it.
However, remember that each case and each patient is different; therefore this information should be taken purely as a general guide and explanation. It should not be considered a replacement of the detailed information that the surgeon Dr. Ruiz Ruiz will provide during your personal consultation and evaluation with her.