Other Procedures

Scar Revision & Mole Removal

A burn, injury, surgery, or other trauma to your skin can cause the formation of scar tissue that can be unsightly.  We will have experiences that can injure our skin.  A scar is not too bad if it is small or in a location that is easy to conceal.  Some scars you want a treatment other than hiding them under clothing or makeup.

The scar will never go away completely, but there are methods that can help reduce the size and appearance.  Different factors influence how your skin will scar.  Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process after injury.  The depth and size of the wound or incision and the location of the injury will have an impact on the characteristics of a scar.  Your age, heredity, sex, and ethnicity, will all affect how much your skin will react.

There are different types of scars including:

  • Keloid scars.  These scars are the result of an overly aggressive healing process.  These scars extend beyond the original injury.  Over time, a keloid scar may affect mobility.  Possible treatments include surgical removal, or injections with steroids. 
  • Hypertrophic scars.  Raised and red scars that are similar to keloids, but do not breach the boundaries of the injury site.  Possible treatments can include injections of steroids to reduce inflammation.
  • Acne scars.  If you’ve had severe acne, you probably have the scars to prove it.  There are many types of acne scars, ranging from deep pits to scars that are angular or wavelike in appearance.  Possible treatments will depend on the types of acne scars you have.

In the case of protruding scars such as keloids or hypertrophic, your doctor may elect to use steroid injections.

Reconstructive Surgery

  • Facial Recontructive Surgery
  • Nose Surgery
  • Scar Revisions
  • Skin Cancer Surgery

Facial plastic surgery can also be reconstructive surgery.  If you can imagine how many injuries, birth defects, or disfigurement issues arise in our imperfect lives, there is a procedure that can help improve the problem.

Facial surgeries can be performed to not only correct aging, but to correct facial defects such as cleft lips, and facial defects after skin cancer removal.

For many surgical procedures, the method of choice has shifted from traditional open surgery to the use of less invasive techniques.  Minimally invasive surgery is surgery done with the aid of a viewing scope and specially designed surgical instruments.  The scope allows the surgeon to perform major surgery through several tiny openings without the need for a large incision.

In reconstructive surgery, minimally invasive procedures use newer technologies, such as a laser, to perform procedures that once required extensive surgery and recovery time.  Today’s plastic surgeons have available a variety of tools and techniques that make procedures more accessible and affordable.