Scars are a natural byproduct of skin or tissue trauma. Unfortunately, scarring can sometimes be aesthetically displeasing, uncomfortable, or even painful depending on factors such as genetics, wound closure methods utilized, or simply one’s natural healing response.
Examples of scars that are often considered undesirable include wide and/or thick scars, keloid scars, and hypertrophic scars. During a consultation, Dr. Maruf can evaluate your scar(s) to determine the optimal treatment(s). For superficial scarring, non-surgical techniques like silicone gel sheeting and steroid injections may be recommended to promote healing and limit excess collagen production. In other cases, surgical intervention may be a more effective solution. Dr. Maruf Zahid offers both Z-plasty and primary excision and closure techniques, which can help reduce the visibility of scars for a more discreet and cosmetically pleasing outcome.