Skin, Scars & Tissue Expansion
Skin cancer surgery
There are several types of skin cancer, and the treatment for each depends upon a number of factors. Our objective will be to ensure that the cancer is completely removed and that the appearance of the area is as normal as possible. Surgery may be required in order to achieve these goals. In fact, some persons may require more than one procedure depending upon their clinical situation.
Scar Revision Surgery
Scar revision surgery is meant to remove and repair a scar so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture.
Scars are visible signs that are the result of a healed wound, whether from trauma or previous surgery. Poor healing may contribute to scars that are obvious, unsightly or painful. Scars may be raised or recessed, different in color or texture from surrounding healthy tissue or particularly noticeable due to their size, shape or location.
Your treatment options may vary based on the type and degree of scarring and can include:
- Simple topical treatments, such as scar gel.
- Injections with steroid medications.
- Surgical revision with advanced techniques in wound closure.
Tissue expansion is a technique which can be used for severe scarring/wounds that require advancement of nearby tissues in order to treat the area. Although scar revision can provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or improve a scar that has healed poorly, a scar cannot be completely erased.
What is dermabrasion? What is dermaplaning?
Dermabrasion and dermaplaning help to "refinish" the skin's top layers through a method of controlled surgical scraping. The treatments remove the superficial skin layers, giving the skin a smoother feel and appearance.
Dermabrasion is most often used to improve the look of facial skin left scarred by accidents or previous surgery, or to smooth out fine facial wrinkles. Dermaplaning is most commonly used to improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles.
Both dermabrasion and dermaplaning can be performed on small areas of skin or on the entire face. They can be used alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as facelift, scar revision, or chemical peel.
Spider Vein Treatment
Spider veins are a very common cosmetic issue for many people. The purple/black veins can be very noticeable and typically affect the legs. Fortunately, they can be treated, usually with vein sclerosis techniques, which permanently resolves the problem(it does not, however, prevent new spider veins from appearing). Please contact us if you may be interested in this in office procedure.
For more information about specific procedures please follow the links below to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons official website: