Scar Revision Minneapolis
The skin has a very complicated multi-layered structure, and when it tries to repair itself after a significant injury it can never perfectly recreate that structure. This leads to scarring. A scar can never be completely eliminated, but most can be significantly improved. There are ideal conditions for skin to heal under – no infection, foreign bodies, or tension across the injury – and when conditions are not ideal scarring can increase. By recreating an injury and allowing it to heal under ideal conditions, a scar can often be improved. There are also medications, like injectable steroids, that can reduce scar tissue. If a scar is indented or raised, the contour can be improved. Skin resurfacing and even tattooing can help to blend a scar into surrounding areas. Every scar is different, and Dr. Rolfes will work with each patient to develop an individualized treatment plan that best addresses their concerns.