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Outer Forearm Scars Before & After Photos

Prevalence and Characteristics of Outer Forearm Scars

The outer forearm is one of the most common sites for self-harm scars removal. In men, particularly, this area tends to be relatively hairy. These self-harm scars on the outer forearm become more noticeable due to the lack of hair on the scars themselves, contrasting with the surrounding hairy regions.

Dermabrasion and Scar Revision Technique

To address these scars, the first step is the dermabrasion of the entire scarred area. This process helps in smoothing the skin and preparing a raw surface for thin skin grafting. Following dermabrasion, a scar revision is performed for selected scars. This step involves the surgical removal of the widened and hairless scars and turning them into a linear scar.

Application of Thin Skin Graft

After the scar revision, a “thin skin graft” harvested form thigh region is applied over the raw surface. This graft is essential in covering the dermabraded area and reducing the visibility of the scars. The key to this step is the thickness of the graft; it must be 0.1-0.2 mm in thickness, not less or not more.

Postoperative Care and Unroofing Procedure

Postoperative care might include an “unroofing” procedure, which is necessary to free any hairs trapped under the skin graft. This is done using a sterile needle and is a crucial step in ensuring proper healing and aesthetics of the grafted skin.

Natural Aesthetic Results and Healing

Interestingly, the hairs in the outer forearm area, which are initially a contrast to the hairless scars, eventually assist in camouflaging the skin graft it self. As the healing period concludes, these hairs help in making the skin graft blend seamlessly with the surrounding area. This contributes to a more natural and aesthetically pleasing final result.

Before and After: Transforming Outer Forearm Scars

Individuals looking into “outer forearm scars before after” will find that this combination of dermabrasion, scar revision, and skin grafting significantly improves the appearance of scars. The before and after results often show a remarkable transformation, with scars becoming far less or none noticeable and the skin’s texture appearing more uniform and natural.

Consultation and Personalized Treatment Plans

For those considering treatment for outer forearm scars, it’s important to consult with Prof. Dr. Cengiz Açıkel who invented this treatment method. Each case is unique, and a personalized treatment plan will be developed to address individual needs and goals, ensuring the best possible “outer forearm scars before after” results.

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