Scar Revision in Children
Scars result when there is damage to the skin from trauma or surgery. Scar revision surgery attempts to minimize a scar so it is less conspicuous and blends in with the surrounding skin and tissue. The main reason for scar revision in children is aesthetic concerns. Although, at times, scar tissue can impede normal functions or movements and must be corrected. When you need pediatric treatment, Dr. Eric Cerrati is your local facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who handles scar revisions in and around Salt Lake City and South Jordan, Utah.
In any patient, scar revisions depend to a great extent on the severity of the injury and scarring, the location of the scar and how it affects the surrounding skin and tissues. Some scar revisions may require several treatments stretched out over a period of years. Each scar treatment or revision needs time to heal and fade before Dr. Cerrati can determine how the next treatment should be handled.
Gentle Kids’ Scar Treatment in Utah
Many small scars in children will fade with age and time and become virtually unnoticeable. However, many times, trauma leaves large visible scars, even after facial plastic reconstruction surgery. Different wounds demand specific treatment, and scarring is how your body responds to heal trauma and injury. Dr. Cerrati’s job is to minimize scarring during reconstructive surgery and even treat existing scars from previous trauma or surgery to minimize or even eliminate its visibility.
Dr. Eric Cerrati is a double board certified, fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who directs the Department of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Utah. He has training and experience that has uniquely prepared him for the work of surgical reconstruction and pediatric scar revisions. You will not find a more experienced and qualified plastic surgeon in Utah or the surrounding states.
If your son or daughter needs gentle scar treatment, contact the South Jordan or Salt Lake City offices of Dr. Cerrati to schedule your pediatric scar revision consultation today. Dr. Cerrati can explain more about what procedures are available and which ones would benefit your child the most.