𝘔𝘰𝘩𝘴 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘺 Another Basal Cell Carcinoma removed with two stages of Mohs that was on her eyebrow. For this patient I repaired the defect with an advancement flap which is done to avoid pulling on the eyebrow or eyelids and hides the scar around the eyebrow.
At first, a normal scar may be red and look sore, but it will usually fade as the injury begins to heal. When the skin is wounded and there is a break in the body’s tissues, the body produces more of a protein called collagen as part of the healing process. Collagen builds up where the tissue has been damaged, helping to heal and strengthen the wound.
For a period of about three months or longer, new collagen continues to form and blood supply increases, causing the scar to become raised, lumpy and red. Some collagen then breaks down at the site of the wound, the blood supply reduces and the scar gradually becomes smoother, softer and paler. The scar flattens out before the redness fades as seen in the photos at three months. I offer my patients the option to Vbeam scars after three months if they would like the red to resolve faster. This lovely patient did not have her scar lasered and the redness was gone by month seven. 👩🏻⚕️
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