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Facial Plastic Surgery Blog

IS SCARLESS HEALING A POSSIBILITY?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk October, 10/19/2018 - 02:50 PM

New research suggests that stromal cell-derived-factor-1 (SDF1), a compound secreted in the blood, may be the reason that wounds in older people heal with less scarring than wounds in younger people, but blocking SDF1 – with drugs that are already available- could modify scar formation, potentially providing a path to scar-less healing. The findings appear […]

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SCAR PREVENTION 101

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk March, 03/27/2018 - 03:22 PM

Surgery involves incisions, and incisions mean scars. There really isn’t any sugarcoating these facts. Another fact: Everyone scars differently. Some of us develop much more noticeable red, raised scars. While this may not be a big deal on some parts of the body, scars that appear on the face or neck can be difficult to […]

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Demystifying Scar Prevention

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk July, 07/12/2017 - 07:48 PM

Facial plastic surgery procedures involve some incisions (albeit small ones that can usually be hidden in the skin’s natural folds). Incisions provide the surgeon with access to the skin, soft tissue, muscles, and fat that must be pulled, removed or re-placed during your procedure. All incisions will take time to heal, and scars are part […]

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Careful Planning Of Facial Surgery Scars

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk May, 05/10/2017 - 02:59 PM

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Scars from facial aesthetic surgery should be a primary concern when choosing a facial plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. Every surgeon has his or her own style and method, and the placement and quality of the scar will be related to the procedure itself. There are many things that plastic surgeons will take into […]

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