Facelift Scar Treatment

Scar revision is surgery to improve or reduce the appearance of scars. It also restores function, and corrects skin changes (disfigurement) caused by an injury, wound, poor healing, or previous surgery.

The most popular aesthetic/cosmetic procedures include:
Laser Skin Rejuvenation or laser resurfacing: the lessening of depth in pores of the face
  • Lip enhancement: surgical improvement of lips' fullness through enlargement
  • Rhinoplasty ("nose job"): reshaping of the nose
  • Otoplasty ("ear surgery"/"ear pinning"): reshaping of the ear, most often done by pinning the protruding ear closer to the head.
  • Rhytidectomy ("face lift"): removal of wrinkles and signs of aging from the face
    • Neck lift: tightening of lax tissues in the neck. This procedure is often combined with a facelift for lower face rejuvenation.
    • Browplasty ("brow lift" or "forehead lift"): elevates eyebrows, smooths forehead skin
    • Midface lift ("cheek lift"): tightening of the cheeks
  • Genioplasty ("chin implant"): augmentation of the chin with an implant, usually silicone, by sliding genioplasty of the jawbone or by suture of the soft tissue
  • Cheek augmentation ("cheek implant"): implants to the cheek
  • Orthognathic Surgery: manipulation of the facial bones through controlled fracturing
  • Fillers injections: collagen, fat, and other tissue filler injections, such as hyaluronic acid
Used to enhance appearance include the use of cosmetics, botulinum, exfoliation, fillers, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, peels, retinol therapy

Therapies provided by dermatologists include, but are not restricted to the following:

  • Excision and treatment of skin cancer
  • Cryosurgery – for the treatment of warts, skin cancers, and other dermatosis.
  • Cosmetic filler injections
  • Hair removal with laser or other modalities
  • Hair transplantation – a cosmetic procedure practiced by many dermatologists.
  • Intralesional treatment – with steroid or chemotherapy.
  • Laser therapy – for both the management of birth marks, skin disorders (like vitiligo), tattoo removal, and cosmetic resurfacing and rejuvenation.
  • Chemical peels for the treatment of acne, melasma, and sun damage
  • Photodynamic therapy – for the treatment of skin cancer and precancerous growths.
  • Phototherapy – including the use of narrowband UVB, broadband UVB, psoralen and UVB.
  • Tattoo removal with laser.
  • Tumescent liposuction – liposuction was invented by a gynecologist. A dermatologist (Dr. Jeffrey A. Klein) adapted the procedure to local infusion of dilute anesthetic called tumescent liposuction. This method is now widely practiced by dermatologists, plastic surgeons and gynecologists.[38]
  • Radiation therapy – although rarely practiced by dermatologists, many dermatologist continue to provide radiation therapy in their office.
  • Vitiligo surgery – Including procedures like autologous melanocyte transplant, suction blister grafting and punch grafting.
  • Allergy testing – 'Patch testing' for contact dermatitis.
  • Systemic therapies – including antibiotics, immunomodulators, and novel injectable products.
  • Topical therapies – dermatologists have the best understanding of the numerous products and compounds used topically in medicine.

Most dermatologic pharmacology can be categorized based on the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System, specifically the ATC code D.

How to Minimize Scarring after Surgery - Kirk, Sofia (poshplasticsurgery.com)
Scarring is the body’s natural way to heal an open wound or cut. The growth of new tissue and collagen closes and seals the wound while cleaning out dead skin and blood cells in the form of a scab. Any minor infection or debris is dealt with by the body’s immune system. An oozing of blood, pink or clear liquid is normal in the early stages of healing as the body provides a stream of protein, amino acids, white blood cells and water to rebuild the area, fight infection and keep it clean. As this oozing dries it causes a scab acting as a protective barrier which falls off when the wound is fully healed. Sometimes the scab falls off early and a newer one is produced.
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