Scars are not only an aesthetic problem. Scars near the joints restrict mobility.
In the vicinity of the eye, scars impair the closing of the eye or lead to a watering eye.
In the area of the mouth, scars distort the facial expression.
Hypertrophic scars are thick raised scars that do not grow beyond the border of the scar. However, the healing phase lasts up to one year.
Injuries to the skin that lead to the loss of tissue, such as burns, can cause a firm and contracted scar. This is called contracture. For surgical treatment, removal of the contracture and covering of the defect with a skin flap plastic or a graft is necessary.
- Surgical scar correction
- W- plastics
- Injection of scars with autologous fat
- Microneedling against scars
- Injection of scars with cortisone
The result of the scar correction depends on the type, size and course as well as on the individual wound healing, postoperative protection and scar care.
|Beaded scar (hypertrophic scar)||Sprawling scar (keloid)|
|Appearance||Sublime, limited to the wound||Proliferating beyond the wound edges|
|Healing tendency||regressing||No regression tendency|
|Scarring site||No predilection sites||Predominantly on ears, sternum|
|Healing process||Spontane regression||No regression|
|Family tendency||No risk of recurrence||High risk of recurrence|
|Scar Shrinkage||Possible Contracture||No Contracture|
|Treatment methods||excision, cortisone infiltration, printing, silicone||excision, cortisone infiltration, printing, silicone, irradiation, 5-fluorouracil|