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Scar Tissue Removal: Definition, Options, Risks & Treatment


What Is Scar Tissue?

A scar can form anytime the body gets injured. The scar can form superficially and/or internally within the tissue of the body. The after-care of the injury will affect the visibility of the scar. For scar removal, there are many different treatments for each type of scar. Scar treatment is dependent on the patient’s preference. 

Scar Tissue Removal Surgery 

The purpose of scar removal surgery is to improve the appearance of the scar and to improve the functionality of movement within the skin or the muscles. Scar removal surgery is also known as scar revision surgery. A scar will never completely go away, but it can be disguised, relocated, or minimized. The procedure will depend on the type of scar, location and size. With any surgery, there will be a meeting with the doctor to assess and go over the whole process with the patient. 

Risks of scar Tissue removal surgery

Under anesthesia, there are the risks of bleeding, infection, and/or adverse reaction to the anesthetic. The specific risk of the scar removal surgery is that the scar may grow, change color, or otherwise look worse than before. Surgery should be the last option if everything else has failed.

Alternative Treatment

Though many think surgery is necessary to remove a scar, there are some ways to do it without. There are creams, gels, ointments, and over-the-counter prescriptions to help minimize the appearance of the scar. Another alternative is with Advanced Soft Tissue Release (ASTR). ASTR is a new manual therapy specialty that is revolutionizing the way patients experience long-term pain relief. ASTR treats pain in a gentle, effective, and natural way by releasing scar tissue, trigger points, and fascia restriction. ASTR’s patented tools assist in releasing and removing scar tissue, and ASTR clinicians have specialized, patented tools help not only minimize the appearance of the scar, but bring back mobility to scar site.

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