SURGERIES FOR MOLES AND SCARS
SURGERIES FOR REMOVAL OF MOLES
Some moles of the face can give unacceptable appearance even with make up.Moles can be raised or flat. When a mole is removed, it is cut in the form of a long ellipse (spindle shape) and the edges are stitched together to form a linear scar.
The length of the elliptical cut is usually three time the size of the mole. The cut is made in such a way that the final resulting scar line would fall parallel to wrinkle lines or contour lines.This surgery is usually done as an out patient under local anesthesia.
By the scar correction operations, many scars can be improved upon in their appearances or the amount of scars can be reduced or disfigurement can be minimized.
These scar correction operations are not undertaken until the original scars have fully matured. Most scar revision procedures are done in the operating theatre under local or general anesthesia and do not require stay in the hospital.
REMOVAL OF MOLES
Some moles of the face can give unacceptable appearance even with make up.
Moles can be raised or flat. Apart from cosmetic reasons, sometimes the moles have to be removed for medical reasons also.
The cut is made in such a way that the final resulting scar line would fall parallel to wrinkle lines or contour lines. This surgery is usually done as an out patient under local anesthesia.
TATTOOING FOR WHITE SPOTS OF THE SKIN
White area or spots of the skin can occur without any reasons or after an injury or burns. These areas can be camouflaged by tattooing with skin coloured pigments. This procedure is done under local anaesthesia as an out patient without any hospital stay. Sometime white patches need excision and skin grafting.
The scar sustained due to road traffic accident or due to cut injuries or burns can be removed by scar revision surgery. It is done under local anaesthesia without in hospital stay.
DERMABRASION (Small pox Scars & Pimple Scars)
Almost like sanding the wood to smoothen it, the skin can be sanded down by a procedure known as Dermabrasion. This procedure is used to improve upon the multiple scars of the face from small pox, chicken pox, or acne (pimples)
The normal lines of the forehead are horizontally placed. So an old, irregular or wide horizontal scar of the forehead is removed and a new, finer scar is made in the same direction.
But, after removing a vertical or oblique scar of the forehead the new scar is made into a zigzag line to make it blend better with the lines.
In other locations, like in the forehead, depending upon the direction of the natural lines the above two techniques are applied. If any abdominal hernia is present, hernia can also be repained at the same time.
Some scars are improved upon by Dermabrasion (like small pox scars or pimple scars) Dermabrasion means sanding of the skin and it is almost like sanding the wood Patients with darker complexion are not good candidates for Dermabrasion Surgery. Also, patients with deeper scars get less improvement than patients with superficial scars by Dermabrasion Surgery.
Most scar revision procedures are done in the operating room under local or general anaesthesia and may require overnight stay in the hospital
Keloid scar is not a normal scar. It grows continuously, even after the first 8 weeks It is thick, itchy and appears like a tumour. The commonest places for keloids are the ear lobes and anterior chest wall. When a keloid is removed, to prevent new keloid formation, a course of Cortisone injections are given into the wound edges and on rare accasions a mild radiation treatment may be given. Some keloids recur even after the above methods of treatment.