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Product Review – Silagen Scar Refinement System

  Scars are the result of all elective aesthetic incisions or any method that wounds the skin’s surface. How well any scar will heal depends on a wide variety of factors from its anatomic location, skin thickness, natural degree of pigmentation, and the method that was used to both make the skin injury as well Read More…

Does Botox Improve Facial Scars?

  Botox is the miracle aesthetic drug of the past half century. Since its introduction as an FDA-approved injection for aesthetic indications for the treatment of undesired facial expressions and wrinkles, it has been applied to numerous other applications from migraines to anal fissures with positive responses. It seemingly is being tried for just about Read More…

Temporal Scar Revisions

  Incisions in the scalp run the risk of creating visible scars. Such visible scalp scars are almost always due the lack of hair with it. As a matter of fact scalp scars can be very narrow, but if hair is lost along the edges the scar will appear much bigger than the actual scarred Read More…

Fat Injections as a Scar Treatment

  Scars are created by the reparative mechanisms of the body to heal a wound. The amount of scar tissue created varies based on a variety of factors. While effective at sealing and healing the wounds, the scar tissue is not normal and is not an exact replica of the tissue that it replaces or Read More…

Case Study – Trach Scar Revision with Dermal-Fat Graft

  Background: The placement and removal of a tracheostomy always results in some degree of neck scarring. The longer the tracheostomy is in place, the more significant this scarring will be. The characteristics of the trach scar are classic and include a wide and depressed scar that is often associated with a visible inward movement Read More…

Case Study – Tracheostomy Scar Revision with Dermal-Fat Graft

  Background: A tracheostomy is a life-saving airway procedure. Done from infancy to seniors it is the introduction of a breathing tube through the midline neck skin into airway to bypass whatever obstruction lies above it. The breathing may be left in a matter of days dependent on the medical condition it is treating. When Read More…

Facial Scar Revision Study

  Scar revision is an important technique and part of plastic surgery. Many traumatic and sometimes surgical scars do not heal as desired and may benefit from a scar revision procedure. While much ado is made of laser resurfacing of scars for improvement, the reality is that many poorly formed scars will benefit by actual Read More…

Early Fractional Laser Treatment Of Surgical Scars

  Early treatment of scars by some method is certainly preferred by patients whether the scars  are from traumatic injury or elective aesthetic surgery. A variety of such scar strategies exist from topical gels and tapes to pulsed dye and ablative laser treatments. All of these methods have shown long-term scar appearance benefit with topical Read More…

Fat Injections For Scar Therapy

  Fat injections, also known as autologous lipofilling, continues to expand in usage in plastic surgery. While initially perceived as just a soft tissue filler, it has become known for improving the quality of the tissues into which it is injected. The precise mechanisms as to why this happens is not known but observations and Read More…

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