Posts Tagged scar therapy
Tara Reid has turned to high-tech oxygen treatments to help heal the scars left by recent breast implants and liposuction. The star has been stepping into a hyperbaric chamber at Los Angeles’ Maria De Sio Skincare centre to get rid of scars around her navel and breasts.
This one should probably read (no pun intended):
Tara Reid promotes new project on the back of plastic surgery scars!
Tara reports that she is has been stepping into a hyperbaric oxygen chamber to help her wounds heal after her recent re-operative plastic surgery.
Tara quit the cigarettes and stay out of the sun until your wounds have matured. The hyperbaric therapy is of no proven benefit, then again $85 is cheap for hyperbaric oxygen. For all we know the center gave her the treatments anyway as part of a promotion.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2006-10-30 14:27:00.
I have a wide scar on my leg that I got years ago. I have tried creams and stuff. When is surgery a good idea to improve a scar? Can a cream or a laser make it thinner?
Scar improvement has several phases and the condition of your body and how the wound occurred have parts to play. Early on after wounding there is the question of whether or not to have surgery to repair the wound. If the edges are clean and close together, then surgery is not always beneficial. If they are apart or the wound is dirty a proper medical evaluation and/or surgery can make things better down the line. When in doubt, get that evaluation.
Once the wound has started healing, if the edges are were not put together or were traumatized then scar tissue will form along those areas. Scar tissue doesn’t look like regular tissue. It doesn’t tan like regular tissue and it can be lumpy or obvious.
Surgery can improve a scar at this stage, but that scar should be allowed to mature before surgery is performed in most cases. The tissue softens and this makes the results of scar revision surgery potentially better.
In your case if a year has elapsed I would say have a good plastic surgeon look at your scar to give you an opinion on the potential for improvement. Many small scar revision procedures can be done under local (numbing only) shots in the office to keep the cost down.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2010-06-16 07:30:09.