Scars occur for many reasons. Causing concern to patients either because of their appearance or because they cause pain, and even sometimes functional abnormalities.
Scar repairs are commonly removed in their entirety under local anesthesia in Dr. Jacobsen’s office. Which involves removing the scar down to the portion of tissue that reaches below the skin. The opening on the skin is then closed with a very fine suturing technique to give the appearance of a much finer scar line. The scar never becomes completely invisible but can be reduced to be less noticeable. Which is often a great improvement and equally great help to people.
Scars occur from many types of injuries including cancer surgery, trauma, mole removal, biopsies, burns and other kinds of traumatic injury to her skin. Most of these can be excised and improved considerably. Scar surgeries are usually quite minor can be done in the office under local anesthesia.
Most patients are quite concerned if they have the scar removed that the scar will come back. Dr. Jacobsen and his staff take great care in your healing process and have a program dedicated to reducing scarring following your surgical procedure. Managed by employing techniques and various creams to help minimize and prevent recurrence of the scar. We find that most people who visit for a Scar Revision have had sutures or closures elsewhere, from a previous surgery, and where never told how to take care of their incisions properly. We have an elaborate program to help minimize the chance of scarring following the revision of a scar by Dr. Jacobsen.
Some patients, however, have extensive keloid scars which can be painful. These keloid scars can be quite large, painful and debilitating to patients. Often requiring excision in the operating room. These larger scars require particularly careful and fastidious postoperative care. Massaging and applying vitamin E cream, closely following our postoperative program.
Due to the genetic propensity of some patients, some keloid scars that are removed are more likely to recur and require radiation therapy. Dr. Jacobsen works with multiple hospitals in Phoenix and has these resources available to you following the surgical excision. The radiation therapy program is utilized only for high risk patients who have a history of scar reoccurrence no matter what surgical reconstruction was applied.
Generally speaking, most minor scars of the face and hand and body can be easily removed and improved considerably with the program offered here 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!
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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
2525 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.