Understanding the goals of eyelid scar revision
- Posted on: Aug 15 2022
Eyelid scar revision surgery is a type of surgical procedure that helps to improve the appearance of scars on the eyelids. This surgery can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids. The goal of this type of surgery is to make the scar less visible and to improve the function of the eyelid. Our team in Northbrook, IL, is here to provide this and several other surgical and nonsurgical facial procedures for new and established patients.
What type of scars can be improved with this revision procedure?
There are many different types of scars that can occur on the eyelids. The most common type of scar is called a contracture scar. This type of scar occurs when the skin around the eyelid is burned or damaged. Contracture scars can cause the eyelid to contract or tighten, leading to vision problems. Other types of scars on the eyelids might include hypertrophic scars and keloids. Hypertrophic scars are raised, red scars that do not grow beyond the boundaries of the wound. Alternatively, keloids are raised, purple scars that can extend beyond the edges of the wound. During an evaluation, our physician will determine the scarring on the eyelids and then make appropriate recommendations based on the patient’s unique situation. A procedure is then scheduled to address the problem with a surgical treatment done right in our office.
How is eyelid scar revision surgery performed?
Eyelid scar revision surgery is performed using a variety of techniques. The type of technique used will depend on the type of scar, its location, and the severity of the scar. Eyelid scar revision surgery can be performed using laser surgery, dermabrasion, cryotherapy, or skin grafting. During an evaluation with our team, patients can learn about the various methods and discuss the one most appropriate for their specific needs.
Request an evaluation with our team to find out if you are a candidate for eyelid scar revision surgery
Please schedule a consultation appointment with our board-certified ophthalmologist today to learn more about this surgery. Our facility is located in Northbrook, IL, and can be reached to request a visit at 847-773-0679.
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