Tampa patients often ask about scar revision procedures?Most people don’t make it to adulthood without a few scars. A fall off a bike, a slipped knife, an injury during a sporting event, or even acne during the teenage years can all leave lasting marks. When the skin is damaged, the body forms collagen to heal the damage. The collagen can form a scar. Fortunately, men and women in Tampa, FL, do not have to live with constant reminders of these moments. Dr. Milan Lombardi, an experienced and trusted dermatologist, provides treatment to reduce the appearance of scars or eliminate them entirely.
Patients often ask Dr. Lombardi if scar revision is worth it the investment of time and money. While it’s a personal choice, the team at Lombardi Institute of Dermatology knows that scar revision can help improve patients’ appearance and confidence. Dr. Lombardi will also take the time to meet with the patient and examine the scar in order to ensure that scar revision treatment would be effective.
Types of scars:
- Discoloration & surface irregularities – These types of scars are only on the surface of the skin, and they do not cause pain or impair function.
- Hypertrophic scars – These clusters of scar tissue occur at the site of wounds. They are often red and bumpy, but they can be darker or lighter in appearance.
- Keloids - Although these scars can occur anywhere, they are most often found on the face, neck, ears, and chest. They can be painful and itchy.
- Contractures – Scars that occur where there have been large amounts of lost tissue, they can restrict movement, because the underlying tissue is pulled together as it heals.
If you have a scar that is bothersome or makes you feel self-conscious, call the Lombardi Institute of Dermatology today.
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