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If you require treatment of hypertrophic or keloidal scars, we'll use a PDL laser which targets the underlying blood vessels which produce the pink appearance to these scar types. After this procedure has been performed, you can experience bruising that can last up to ten days. To ultimately get ride of these keloid and hypertrophic scars, a series of corticosteroid injections can be applied to them to reduce the apperance of these inflamed, raised scars.
If you have rolling scars, subcision is another type of scar surgery which works well. After first numbing the area with an injection of anesthesia, the surgeon will break up the scar tissue underneath with a small needle. While there is no recovery time needed after this surgery, bruising can last 1 to 2 weeks.
If you suffer from an icepick scars, we'll likely treat it using what's known as the punch excision method where a punch instrument is used to remove the scar and the wound is then stitched up to heal. While this will leave a scar of its own, it will be much smaller, and less noticeable, than the scar it replaced.
In some cases, the uppser layer of skin can be removed with a wire brush, called a fraise, as a method of dermabrasion to help eliminate the scar while skin grafting, in which a thin layer of skin from another part of the body such as the buttocks is transferred to the injured area, can be used with great effect.