Scaring is a normal part of healing, and for many of us, they're a fact of life. However, the size, depth and position of scarring can have a detrimental impact on both our confidence and even our bodily functions. Where scars are problematic, medical and surgical techniques can be employed to minimise these scars and reduce the impact they have on us emotionally and physically.
It's important to note that scars can't be entirely removed; however, utilising the latest medical and surgical techniques means they can be repositioned, minimised and greatly improved in respect of their aesthetics.
Mr Florian Bast's expertise as both an ENT surgeon and a facial plastics expert positions him to address many types of scars across the face to improve their form and provide a much-needed boost to those who seek his expertise.
Scars can form in many tissue types, but visible scars appear on the skin. A scar can form when the skin is damaged through disease, injury or surgery. Its development is a product of your physiology, genetics and the method of injury. This latter point is crucial because scars from sharp injuries, where the skin can be closely reapproximated tend to form far cleaner scars than those resulting from blunt force or inflammatory (disease) damage. Surgery can help with many types of scars, but those from injury, disease or trauma are often good candidates for review.
In addition to surgery, many methods exist to address scars, including steroid injections, silicone gel, pressure dressings, light therapy and even tattoos.