Birthmark and scar removal
Scar revision surgery involves removing an existing scar and suturing skin tissue, thereby improving its appearance.
Surgical removal of birthmarks is used in the case of skin lesions suspicious for neoplasm, large moles, lipomas, and warts. Indications for removal of the birthmark include its enlargement or such a location that interferes with everyday functioning (e.g. gets caught on clothing) or occurrence in a place where it is troublesome, e.g. on an eyelid. The birthmark is removed in accordance with the skin creases, a high-quality suture is used to ensure the aesthetics of the scar.
The scar revision procedure is performed under local anesthesia, it is completely painless. When removing scars and birthmarks, the patient’s general good health is required, it is advisable not to smoke cigarettes 4 weeks before and after surgery (impaired wound healing). Two weeks before the surgery, it is advisable not to take aspirin and other drugs containing acetylsalicylic acid or its derivatives (e.g. metamizole, ketoprofen, ibuprofen, diclofenac etc.), only paracetamol is allowed. To reduce bruising, we recommend taking Rutinoscorbin (ascorbic acid+rutoside) for 3 weeks before surgery (2 pills 3 times a day). Makeup must be removed before surgery.
Effects of the surgery
The treatment will not completely eliminate the scar, but it can significantly improve its appearance. The optimal effect of scar removal is a thin-lined and hardly visible scar. The patient’s wound and scar healing predispositions, adherence to medical recommendations (the use of ointments or patches, scar massages), hygiene, avoidance of sun exposure, and not putting pressure and tension to the healing skin have a great impact on the final effect after the procedure. Then there is also a great chance for the scar to match the color and structure similar to healthy skin.