Scar Management and Scar Protocol
There are many types of scars and many different ways to manage scars. Scars may be traumatic, post-surgical, stretch marks, hypertrophic scars or keloid scars.
It is important to have a scar assessment by a plastic surgeon and devise and appropriate treatment plan.
The treatment plan generally compromises re-excision to give a fresh new perfectly stitched scar, following a scar protocol, applying pressure, steroid injections as needed, V-Beam treatment, Laser treatment, hyaluronic acid fillers, fat fills and external radiation in cases of chronic keloid scaring.
The scar protocol I generally follow is as follows:
It is important to keep scars clean and dry during the first two weeks post-surgery.
We would recommend that you attend our dressing clinic once a week for the first 2 to 3 weeks after surgery. During this time our specialist wound care sisters will make sure that your wounds are healing as expected.