Scar Revision | Treatment

Scar Revision | Scar Treatment by Bellevue | Seattle’s Dr. Philip Young :

Award winning, published author and facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Young has more than 12 years of experience in scar revisionHe has extensive experience in the reconstruction | scar treatment for the head and neck area. His reconstructive background are found in his 4 year experience at a level 1 trauma center at Charity Hospital in New Orleans during Medical School; his 5 year experience in a level 1 trauma center in Los Angeles County Hospital with the University of Southern California; his 1 year experience in a level 2 trauma center at Santa Rosa Medical Center, and his Fellowship training with Dr. Frederick Stucker in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Louisiana State University. Read more about Dr. Young and his Team here: Top Ten Reasons to choose Dr. Philip Young.

Before Acne Scar Vitalizer Treatment Left Oblique | Side View 1 Year Post Procedure | SurgeryAfter Acne Scar Vitalizer Treatment Left Oblique | Side View 1 Year Post Procedure | Surgery
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Over the course of his career, Dr. Philip Young has become Internationally renowned as a leading Scar Revision / Scar Treatment surgeon. Although no scar can be removed completely, Dr. Young can often improve the appearance of a scar, making it less obvious through either cO2 laser, Dermabrasion, Dermasanding, Excisions, Fat Grafting, Fillers, Intense Pulse Light, Steroid Medications, Tissue Rearrangement treatments or through other procedures.

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Here are some specific scar topics for you to learn more. Click each thumbnail to take you to the specific topic!

Scar-Revision-BlogBurns or other injuries resulting in the loss of a large area of skin may form a scar that pulls the edges of the skin together through a process called “contraction”. The resulting contracture may affect the adjacent muscles and tendons, restricting normal movement. Some scars can be softened by dermabrasion, a controlled scraping of the top layers of the skin, leaving a smoother surface.

Grafting involves the transfer of skin from a healthy part of the body (the donor site) to cover the injured area. The graft is said to take when new blood vessels form and allow the graft to survive. A procedure utilizing flaps is a complex technique in which skin, along with the underlying fat, blood vessels, and sometimes the muscle, is moved from a healthy part of the body to the injured site. Skin grafting and flap procedures can greatly improve the function of a scarred area.

If you are interested at anytime about scheduling an appointment you can email, call (425-990-3223) and even text message us at anytime. Click here if you would like to find out more about our consultation process. If you live out of town, we can set up a phone consultation for you and show you how to take the 5 basic photos you will need. For more information on preparing for your procedure we have an informative Plastic Surgery Patient Care Page and Wound Care and Scar Prevention Page.

Procedure Photos
Before Acne Scar Vitalizer Treatment Cheek Box Car | Ice Pick Scars Left SideAfter Acne Scar Vitalizer Treatment Cheek Box Car | Ice Pick Scars Left Side
Before Acne Scar Vitalizer Treatment Cheek Pock Mark Scars Right Side After Acne Scar Vitalizer Treatment Cheek Pock Mark Scars Right Side

For the Above Pictures: “Dr. Young. Look at this big difference. And want to say :thank you very much!”  Feb 2014

Before scar treatment from dog bite with geometric line closure techniqueAfter scar treatment from dog bite with geometric line closure technique
Picture Above: Before scar treatment from dog bite with geometric line closure technique After scar treatment from dog bite with geometric line closure technique.
Before scar treatment from dog bite with CO2 laser resurfacing and dermabrasionAfter scar treatment from dog bite with CO2 laser resurfacing and dermabrasion. Note: she has slight lightening of the skin. This was the patient's choice to confine the area to just around the scars. Notice how the scars look completely resolved
Picture Above: Before scar treatment from dog bite with CO2 laser resurfacing and dermabrasion After scar treatment from dog bite with CO2 laser resurfacing and dermabrasion. Note: she has slight lightening of the skin. This was the patient’s choice to confine the area to just around the scars. Notice how the scars look completely resolved.
Before Acne Scar Vitalizer Treatment Front View 1 Year Post Procedure | SurgeryAfter Acne Scar Vitalizer Treatment Front View 1 Year Post Procedure | Surgery
Before Acne Scar Vitalizer Treatment Right Oblique | Side View 1 Year Post Procedure | SurgeryAfter Acne Scar Vitalizer Treatment Right Oblique | Side View 1 Year Post Procedure | Surgery
Before Acne Scar Vitalizer Treatment Left Oblique | Side View 1 Year Post Procedure | SurgeryAfter Acne Scar Vitalizer Treatment Left Oblique | Side View 1 Year Post Procedure | Surgery
Before Excision Scar Treatment | Revision Using a Geometric Line Closure for Knife Injury Trauma to the Face | Right CheekAfter Excision Scar Treatment | Revision Using a Geometric Line Closure for Knife Injury Trauma to the Face | Right Cheek
Before Excision Scar Treatment | Revision utilizing Geometric Line Closure for Knife Injury Trauma to Right Cheek | FaceAfter Excision Scar Treatment | Revision utilizing Geometric Line Closure for Knife Injury Trauma to Right Cheek | Face

For the 2 sets of photos above: “I was cut in the face a long time ago and I’ve been living with the trauma for a long time. People who know me, now don’t see me with the scar and its like I never had it. I thank Dr. Young everyday!”

Before Complex Revisional Procedure to correct a depressed scar adhesion with fat transferringAfter Complex Revisional Procedure to correct a depressed scar adhesion with fat transferring
Before Scar Treatment Complex Revisional Procedure to correct a depressed scar adhesion with fat transferring After Scar Treatment Complex Revisional Procedure to correct a depressed scar adhesion with fat transferring
“I had a lump removed from my forehead and had multiple procedures. Some of these procedures made it look worse. I had an indentation in my forehead that looked really bad. Previous corrections didn’t help. In fact one correction made it worse. With Dr Young it was a 100% different. The results were remarkable. I could move my forehead and it made it so I didn’t have a hole in my forehead. Dr Young has great follow up and that made a total difference. He seemed actually concerned how I recovered and healed.”

—KM

Before Complex Revisional Procedure to correct a Depressed Forehead Scar Adhesion with Fat Transferring | Injections | AugmentationAfter Complex Revisional Procedure to correct a Depressed Forehead Scar Adhesion with Fat Transferring | Injections | Augmentation
Before Scar Treatment Complex Revisional Procedure to correct a depressed scar adhesion with fat transferring After Scar Treatment Complex Revisional Procedure to correct a depressed scar adhesion with fat transferring
“I had a lump removed from my forehead and had multiple procedures. Some of these procedures made it look worse. I had an indentation in my forehead that looked really bad. Previous corrections didn’t help. In fact one correction made it worse. With Dr Young it was a 100% different. The results were remarkable. I could move my forehead and it made it so I didn’t have a hole in my forehead. Dr Young has great follow up and that made a total difference. He seemed actually concerned how I recovered and healed.”

—KM

Before Surgical Excision | Acne Scar Vitalizer Treatment | Laser ResurfacingAfter Surgical Excision | Acne Scar Vitalizer Treatment | Laser Resurfacing
Before Surgical Excision | Acne Scar Vitalizer Treatment for Acne Scar TreatmentAfter Surgical Excision | Acne Scar Vitalizer Treatment for Acne Scar Treatment
Before Surgical Excision for Acne Scar TreatmentAfter Co2 Laser Active Fx Resurfacing Acne Scar Treatment
Before Excision of Large Keloid along Ear and Jawline with Healing by Secondary IntentionAfter Excision of Large Keloid along Ear and Jawline with Healing by Secondary Intention
Before Subcision and cO2 Laser Resufacing / dermabrasion for Acne Scar TreatmentAfter Subcision and cO2 Laser Resufacing / dermabrasion for Acne Scar Treatment
Before Subcision and cO2 Laser Resufacing / dermabrasion for Acne Scar Treatment (close-up view)After Subcision and cO2 Laser Resufacing / dermabrasion for Acne Scar Treatment (close-up view)
Before Excision and cO2 Laser Resufacing / dermabrasion for Acne Scar TreatmentAfter Excision and cO2 Laser Resufacing / dermabrasion for Acne Scar Treatment
Before Subcision, Excision and cO2 Laser Resufacing / dermabrasion for Acne Scar TreatmentAfter Subcision, Excision and cO2 Laser Resufacing / dermabrasion for Acne Scar Treatment
Videos by Dr. Young

co2 Laser Skin Resurfacing | Dermasanding | Dermabrasion for Dog Bite Scar Dr Philip Young Seattle | Bellevue. Note: Although this is not directly related to Acne Scar Treatment, this is meant to show you what we would do for this type of scar that can often occur with Acne scarring, ie a depressed haphazard scar.

Scar Revision with Geometric Line ClosureA By Dr Young of Seattle / Bellevue Washington

Scar Revision, Ice Pick Scars, Box Car Scars with TCA (Tricholoroacetic Acid) Deep Peels By Dr Young of Seattle / Bellevue Washington

Acne Scar Treatment / Revision Using Direct Excision, Subcision By Dr Young of Seattle / Bellevue Washington

* To reduce the risk of bruising, you will be advised to stop taking fish oil, Vitamin E, herbal
medications, supplements, aspirin and anti-inflammatories 1-2 weeks prior to treatment, if
possible. Inform Dr. Young of all of your prescriptions, over-the-counter remedies and herbal
supplements, oral or topical products, and if you may be pregnant.

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