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Scars & Non-Healing Wounds

Dr. Chauhan has years of experience of managing burns and their sequelae. As a result, they are very experienced in performing all types of scar revisions and contracture release and wound heeling.

Damage to the skin due to surgery, an accident, or burns can cause scarring. Scars can become thick (hypertrophic) or even start to grow outside of the affected area of the original scar and result in keloid scarring. This excess scaring is often the case with people with a darker skin tone or a very light reddish complexion. Certain body parts, such as the shoulders and the sternum, have a higher chance of scarring than other parts of the body. A scar can also be influenced by the direction of the scar in relation to the skin tension lines. This can clearly be seen in the face when the facial muscles are tightened.

Preparation

During 1st consultation Dr. Chauhan will give a detailed description of the scar revision treatment plan and discus with you the options of surgical procedures. Each surgical procedure has some specific risks and Dr. Chauhan will inform you about the specific risks and possible complications linked to that particular surgery.

After the treatment

For a scar revision, we try to improve the scar’s shape. After the scar revision it is possible that the scars are swollen, red, itchy or even painful for a longer period of time. Depending on the treatment method, it is possible that you will need to come for a check-up and possible removal of stitches a week after the treatment. We strive for the best result possible and therefore we recommend you follow our after-care advice for the benefit of recovery. For instance, direct and indirect sunlight should be avoided for some time.

 

Risks and complications

As is the case for any other procedure or surgery, there is a risk of complications. Complications are very rare. Complications can, for example be: infection, contusions, necrosis, numb skin, etc. Thanks to a team of experienced specialists, the Asian Hospital has acquired extensive experience with scar revision over the years. Should you have any questions after reading the information above, please feel free to contact us.