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.

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Types of scars

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 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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Taking The Next Step

Dr. Few is excited to meet with you in the privacy and comfort of his Chicago plastic surgery office to discuss your next steps regarding scar revision.

Once you meet with Dr. Few, he will be able to examine you physically, review your medical records, answer all your questions in detail, and create a personalized plan of action for resolving your aesthetic concerns. Known as among the best choices for scar revision in the Chicago area, rest assured you are in good hands at TFI.

Dr. Few will provide you with access to our online library of before and after photography for scar revision patients, so you can see the beautiful results that are possible for men and women of all ages.

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