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Dr. Few is an international leader in the safe and effective treatment of scars, including keloids, hypertrophic and contractures. If you have a scar that is raised, painful, tight, itchy or discolored, call today to book your consultation with Dr. Few.


Types of scars

Scars result from a variety of situations, from surgical incisions to heat or energy exposure. Many scars heal such that they become almost invisible to the naked eye. However, those that heal abnormally can be uncomfortably painful and visually obvious. Certain people are more susceptible than others to abnormal scarring. Genetics may play a role, as does skin pigment. Darker skin types are known to develop abnormal scarring up to 15x greater than lighter skin types.

A keloid is a scar that grows beyond the boundary of the original skin injury. Keloids are thick and raised and are a different color than the rest of your skin.

A hypertrophic scar is red and raised at the wound site.

A contracture is a scar that results from the skin pulling together and contracting as it heals, which can lead to restrictions in skin tissue (and possibly movement) and / or joints.

Scar revision with Dr. Few

Dr. Few performs scar revision treatments to minimize the appearance of the scar(s). Based on your consultation, Dr. Few will recommend a treatment option that’s best for you. There are both surgical and non-surgical treatment strategies available at The Few Institute for scar revision, and sometimes Dr. Few uses both together for optimal results.

No scar can be completely removed, but a strategic treatment approach can significantly improve appearance. For example, a Z-plasty technique involves surgically removing scar tissue then using a patterned closure (in the shape of a “z”) to camouflage the scar.

Dr. Few can also use laser technology to minimize the appearance of abnormal scarring, with or without surgery.

Scar revision procedures at The Few Institute are safe and effective for all skin types. You can expect to return to normal activities within a week or more after surgery.

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Practice policy regarding COVID-19:

DEAR PATIENTS:

AT THE FEW INSTITUTE, YOUR HEALTH AND THE HEALTH OF OUR EMPLOYEES IS ALWAYS OUR FIRST CONCERN. AS WE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF INFECTION CONTROL IN OUR OFFICE, WE ASK THAT OUR PATIENTS ASSIST IN GERM PREVENTION. IF YOU FEEL ILL, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE BEFORE COMING IN. OUR OFFICE CONTINUES TO REVIEW ALL OF THE CDC’S BEST PRACTICES AND RECOMMENDATIONS AS THEY ARE RELEASED. IN ADDITION, PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES WE HAVE INSTITUTED, LISTED BELOW:

  • We currently ask all patients with appointments (both surgery and spa) to please contact us before coming in if they or anyone in their household has had a fever within the last 24 hours of their appointment.
  • We also ask that anyone travelling outside of the United States please follow the CDC’s guidelines before coming into our office.
  • We ask that all patients try to limit the number of friends/family members they bring into the office with them to one guest per patient.

WHEN IN DOUBT, PLEASE CALL US. REMEMBER TO PRACTICE GOOD HAND WASHING TECHNIQUES AND STAY INFORMED (CDC’S WEBSITE).

OUR IN-OFFICE CONSULTATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN. VIRTUAL CONSULTATIONS REMAIN AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE WHO WOULD PREFER THAT METHOD.

WE HOPE THAT ALL OF OUR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES REMAIN HEALTHY, AND WE ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND COOPERATION DURING THIS TIME.

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