Scars occur for many reasons in patient’s that are concerning the patient’s either because of their appearance in the exposed area or because take cause pain and sometimes because they cause functional abnormalities.
Commonly in Dr. Jacobsen’s office scars are removed under local anesthesia by removing the scar in its entirety and the portion of the scar this under the skin and closing the skin with very fine suturing technique to give an much finer line scar. The scar never becomes completely invisible but if they can be improved to the point that nobody notices the scar and loosely get very close to then this is a great improvement and a great help to people.
Scars occur from many types of injuries including cancer surgery, trauma, mole removal or biopsies burns and other kinds of traumatic injury to her skin. Most of these can be excised and improved considerably.
Dr. Jacobsen and his staff has a program after the surgical procedure to manage her scar by employing many techniques and various creams to help minimize the recurrence of the scar. Most patients are quite concerned if they have the scar removed that the scar will come back. We find that most the time that people of had sutures or closures elsewhere further previous surgery whenever told how to take care of their incision after their procedure. We have elaborate program to help minimize the chance of scarring after the revision of the scar by Dr. Jacobsen.
Scar surgeries usually quite minor can be done in the office under local anesthesia.
Some patients however have extensive keloid scars which can be painful. These keloid scars can be quite large and quite painful and debilitating to patients and often require excision in the operating room. The scars require particularly careful and fastidious postoperative care and massage and vitamin E cream program postoperatively. Some keloid scars that are removed do recur as a result of the genetic propensity by the patient. If they do recur Dr. Jacobsen has a program at multiple hospitals in Phoenix that after the surgical excision have radiation therapy applied to the incision to prevent keloids from returning. This program is utilized for those patient’s only that the scar continues to return no matter what surgical reconstruction as applied.
But generally speaking, most minor scars of the face and hand in exposed areas can be easily removed and improved considerably with the program at Dr. Jacobsen’s office.
Dr J and his staff look forward to understanding the details of your unique case, desires and aspirations, and to providing you with realistic, safe and attainable results that leave you looking beautiful, and truly feeling like yourself. Take the first step toward your healing or rejuvenating procedure with Dr J by filling out our contact form to request a consultation, or to inquire about any of the services we offer. We look forward to treating you!
Get started today!
Dr J and his staff are committed to providing you with exceptional and compassionate care. On behalf of our entire team, we invite you to request a consultation to talk to Dr J about your goals, expectations and aspirations. We can’t wait to find out how our 20-plus years of experience in cosmetic and functional plastic surgery can help change your life, and make you a happier, healthier person.
Dr. William Jacobsen
2400 East Arizona
Biltmore Circle, Ste 2450
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Our Procedures & Treatments
Dr J considers every surgery an opportunity to express his vision with his patients, and believes in natural, beautiful results that leave you feeling confident and beautiful, but most importantly, feeling like yourself. From extremely rare and complex surgical cases, to cosmetic surgery, Dr J has the experience, compassion and understanding to help you achieve your surgical goals.