· Comprehensive guide to the treatment and correction of scars
· Numerous photographs documenting treatment stages and outcomes
· Assesses treatment efficacy and expediency
· Covers potential adverse effects and complications
This atlas is a comprehensive guide to the treatment and correction of scars. It is divided into four sections covering the different types of scar: atrophic and stretch marks, keloid and hypertrophic, normotrophic, and mixed. For each scar type, the various invasive and minimally invasive procedures and their results are documented with the aid of numerous high-quality photographs. In the section on keloid and hypertrophic scars, treatment is presented according to scar localization. In addition, the influence of etiology on treatment is considered, with distinction between scars due to injuries, animal bites, inflammatory diseases (including acne and varicella), and burns. Care is taken to distinguish between approaches suitable for fresh scars (in the inflammation, proliferation, and maturation phases) and those appropriate for scars present for more than one year. Potential adverse effects and complications of treatment are also explored.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Acne scars - Keloids - Removal scars - Scar treatment - Stretch marks treatment and removal
Related subjects » Dermatology
Authors & Editors
Igor Safonov, MD, studied medicine at the State Medical University, Lugansk, Ukraine, graduating in 1983. After initially specializing in X-ray diagnostics and radiology and working in an oncological hospital, he subsequently specialized in dermatology. From 1999 to 2002 Dr. Safonov worked at a private institute of Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology in Berlin, and since 2002 he has been a member of Dr. Bogolomets’ Institute of Dermatology and Cosmetology in Kiev. Dr. Safonov is a specialist in the treatment and correction of scars. He has previously published on various topics in the field, including the treatment of keloid and hypertrophic scars, the use of early microdermabrasion, and the correction of scars due to burns.