Facial scars may be the result of accidental cuts and other trauma, surgical procedures or medical conditions. If scars have healed well in an advantageous location, they may be barely noticeable and therefore not pose a cosmetic concern.
On the other hand, when incisions are placed inappropriately or facial scars have healed poorly, they can result in undesired stigmatization for the person and therefore leave the patient uncomfortable with his or her own facial appearance.
The approach to revising scars of the face is based on understanding of natural wound healing and the ability of the facial plastic surgeon to modulate and influence this process for an optimal outcome. Comprehensive scar revision surgery first requires a thorough evaluation of the area of concern and then a delineation of treatment options.
For instance, a procedure relatively easy for the patient may be the judicious injection of topical steroids into the scar tissue for softening and smoothening.
Skin resurfacing techniques techniques can also improve the scar appearance, especially if done early before the scar has healed entirely.
A new treatment for scars is Collagen Induction Therapy which represents a breakthrough especially for acne scarring.
For scars where the location and size require surgical intervention, Dr. Fechner applies various surgical techniques. Based on the principles that the observer’s eye can easily identify a straight scar, Dr. Fechner often changes directions of the scar for a better blend with natural skin creases and he breaks it up into camouflage patterns that are more complex.
Due to the natural tendency of scars to contract, some may lead to interference with normal function of the eyelid, mouth or nose and scar revision helps to normalize these structures.
During a private consultation, Dr. Fechner will explain which options are available for the particular scar and decide with the patient on the appropriate treatment plan. Scar revision is performed as an outpatient procedure.
On behalf of the entire team at Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we would like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support during this unprecedented time. The past several months have been unlike anything we've ever experienced, and we're working hard to evolve so that we can continue to provide you with the patient experience you have come to expect from our practice.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has taken extreme precautionary measures, in addition to following the most up to date CDC recommendations and state guidelines to maximize the health and safety of our patients, staff and facility. Our surgical center and medical spa remain committed to providing the best patient care, and we are actively working to take all necessary precautions as we plan to safely re-open our practice. Please help us continue to protect the health and well-being of our patients and workplace by cooperating with all of our precautionary measures and protocols against COVID-19 at your next appointment, or as you plan for your surgery.
As a fully accredited surgical facility, Fechner MD has always observed the highest level of safety and sanitation. In fact, as a surgeon, Dr. Fechner is an expert in infection control. We want to ensure that we are doing everything possible for our patients to safely return for surgical and medical spa treatments alike.
The upgraded work flow and safety protocols we have implemented at Fechner MD far exceed those being recommended by any government agency.
Fechner MD will adhere to all local, state, and government mandates. We expect to cautiously resume medical spa and injectable treatments during Phase 2 of the Massachusetts phased reopening. We are awaiting a definitive date from Governor Baker. Cosmetic surgery is expected to resume during Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s plan. We ask for your patience and understanding as our staff is working diligently to reschedule all surgeries and procedures affected by our closure. Please understand that in order to open and adhere to Massachusetts guidelines, we will need to limit the number of staff and patients we have in our building and extend the time between patient appointments in order to sanitize rooms. This means we will have fewer available openings for procedures. In order to maximize our provider appointments, we will continue to hold consultations virtually rather than in person, with a few exceptions (body contouring, Instalift, vein treatments).
We thank you in advance for your patience throughout this time, and we look forward to seeing you here again as we begin to resume business operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at (508) 754-4000 and our team will gladly assist you. Thank you!