Scar revision – correction of burn scars

Unfortunately currently no techniques exist which allow us to fully get rid of a scar. However, the look of some scars can be improved by surgery, when they are large or invaginated (adherent in depth). In that case, we talk about scar revision. As a general rule, a scar should not be treated if it has been there for less than a year. In fact, the natural process of a scar maturing takes time and the scar improves by itself.
In the case of pathological scars such as a keloid scar, additional treatment may be required, such as cortisone injections, the application of silicone or even radiotherapy.
The after-effects of burns can sometimes be corrected with surgical techniques carried out in reconstructive surgery, such as grafts, flaps, etc.
Dr Thomet will advise you in order to ascertain what treatment is most appropriate in your case.

Coronavirus COVID-19
Following the recommendations of the Federal Council and the State Council, the office can welcome you while respecting the barrier gestures. Consultations and interventions under local anaesthesia in the practice will be maintained. Concerning the interventions in the clinic, a point is carried out each week in view of the evolution of the sanitary situation. In order to continue to treat you in the best conditions, we put the emphasis on the strict respect of the health instructions: -Respect of distances, washing of hands and wearing of the mask is mandatory. -Arrive on time for your appointment. In case of early arrival, please wait outside the office. -Only come with someone else when strictly necessary. In case of symptoms: fever, cough, loss of smell and taste, please keep us informed by calling 022 342 35 32 or contact@drthomet.com. More information is available at https://check.ofsp-coronavirus.ch/screening. Take care of yourself and your loved ones. We look forward to continuing to treat you as well as possible during this difficult time. Elia and Dr Céline Thomet
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