Scar Revisions and Keloid Treatments
The Plastic Surgery Foundation Celebrates 7th Annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day
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The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) is hosting the seventh annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day on […]
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Names Alan Matarasso, MD, as New President
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Alan Matarasso, MD, Clinical Professor of Surgery at Northwell Health System/Hofstra University, Zuckerman School of […]
Andrea Pusic, MD, Elected President of The Plastic Surgery Foundation
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The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), which supports the research and international activities of the American […]
Scars occur following any cut in the skin. Some scars are more noticeable than others, depending on their size, shape, and location on the body. Some scars can even cause functional problems, such as constriction or tightness, if they are located in a sensitive area, such as over joints. For this reason, scars can often be revised, or reconfigured, so that they are softer, thinner, and less noticeable.
Sometimes scars become thickened (e.g., hypertrophic scars) or grow out of the control (e.g., keloids), and can be itchy, uncomfortable, and unsightly.
Treatment options include scar revision, pressure dressings, and steroid injections.