Facial Scar Revision
January 11, 2017
The body has amazing healing properties, one of which is that the skin can heal itself after it has received trauma or damage. Scars are a natural response to injury, and they are necessary for protecting the skin against infection. Some scars are seen as “battle wounds” from falling off a bike, surgery, or receiving an injury during a sporting event. However, there are other scars that are more serious and can have devastating effects on those affected. Scars that occur on the face often leave people embarrassed or self-conscious about their appearance. There are also times when a facial scar is the result of a tragedy or deformity, and the constant reminder is an emotional hardship that people must deal with on a daily basis. Dr. Hunter Moyer, MD, is a dedicated plastic surgeon who offers his expertise to help patients with unsightly scars achieve an aesthetically pleasant result through facial scar revision. Dr. Moyer offers individualized treatment with the most precise scar revision to erase the signs that cause emotional pain or distress.
Scars occur any time the skin is wounded, yet some scars are more visible than others. The placement of an injury, the length, the depth, and the severity of an issue will all affect how the skin heals itself with a scar. Those with dark skin pigmentation are more susceptible to disfiguring scarring than those with fair skin. Scars can differ in texture or color from the surrounding skin, can be raised, recessed, and they can be any shape or size. In fact, some scars are actually bigger than the initial wound simply due to how the skin repaired itself. All scars occur on an individual basis, and there is often nothing that can be done to prevent a scar from healing the way it does.
Hunter R. Moyer, MD is dedicated to bringing his patients the most natural results. He is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery and has completed training under the world-renowned surgeons at Emory University. If you have any type of scarring on the face, neck, décolleté, or shoulders that leaves you feeling embarrassed, self-conscious, or uncomfortable, please contact Hunter Moyer, MD to schedule a private consultation to address your concerns.
Hunter R. Moyer, MD
Rapid City, SD 57701