Pediatric Scar Revision
Every injury to the skin can cause a visible scar, but most small scars fade and are barely noticeable with time. However, extensive injuries can leave more obtrusive and disfiguring scars, especially when they occur on the face. Large scars can be traumatic for a child, impacting their appearance and self-confidence in their formative years. At Maia Plastic Surgery, our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Munique Maia, offers pediatric scar revision to hide or minimize deforming facial scars at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.
Burns, surgeries and other types of injuries can create scars that can change a child’s facial appearance. Facial scars can not only change the skin, but the tissue and facial features can also be affected. While the initial injury may have been medically treated, the scar left behind can be another burden for a child to bear. Pediatric scar revision or treatment can help minimize the appearance of the scar and reshape skin or tissue to improve the child’s appearance.
Facial Scar Treatments for Children
Scar removal can never completely remove all scar tissue, but it can be made less noticeable. For surface scars, laser skin treatments are one of the most effective options to improve the appearance of the skin. However, for deforming facial scars with tissue damage, plastic surgery may be required. Scar revision surgery can reshape the tissue and skin, reducing scarring and improving the facial appearance. Skin or tissue grafting may be necessary, depending on the extent and depth of the original wound and scar.
Pediatric facial plastic surgery can be an option to reduce the appearance of childhood facial scars. If you want to explore scar treatments or revision surgery for your child, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery. We can schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Maia to discuss the best options for your child’s case at our clinic in the greater Washington, DC area.