Dr. Bryan Ambro, a facial plastic surgeon in Annapolis, Maryland, offers several scar revision treatments, which can be tailored to your specific needs. Facial scars can be caused by numerous reasons, including trauma, surgical incisions, acne, and burns. As each type of scar is unique, Dr. Ambro will recommend an individualized treatment strategy to optimize the appearance of your scar(s).
Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are the unavoidable results of injury or surgery, and their development can be unpredictable. Poor healing may contribute to scars that are obvious or disfiguring. Even a wound that heals well can result in a scar that affects your appearance. They may also be noticeable due to their size, shape, or location; they may also differ in color or texture from the surrounding healthy tissue.
Types Of Scar Revision Treatment
Acne scars are common and can often be treated with minimally invasive procedures such as fractional laser resurfacing. Dermal fillers can also be highly effective in reducing the appearance of acne scars.
Burn scars are among the most difficult to treat. Severe burns can damage deep layers of skin and even affect sections of muscle and tendons. Dr. Ambro uses some of the most advanced fractional laser technology, which has proven to be highly effective in the treatment of burn scars. In some cases, scar release and surgical revision is required.
Hypertrophic & Keloid Scars
These raised, red scars often occur due to excessive wound healing in prior surgical or traumatic scars and can be terribly disfiguring. Treatment for keloid and hypertrophic scars varies based on the severity. Scar revision can be combined with a fractional laser to remove damaged layers of skin and allow for new, healthy skin to regenerate.
Skin Cancer (Excision) Scars
When you have skin cancer removed from your face, you will typically consult with two surgeons: one who specializes in the removal of skin cancer and another who specializes in reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Ambro handles both of these, specializing in skin cancer restoration on all parts of the face including the nose, ears, eyelids, and lips.
Patient 1*Disclaimer: results may vary
Dr. Chappell did a small scar revision for me. Even though I just had the sutures removed there’s barely anything to see. It literally just looks like someone drew a small line with a pencil! I’m sure in time it will be even better!*Disclaimer: results may varyJay L.