Scars formations are very much dependent on:
- Type of equipment used
- The level of precision of the equipment used
- The ability of the user
Generally scars are likely after excision using a scalpel. Scars occur when wither the area treated have become infected or the dermis has been damaged during the excision. Manual excision, using a conventional surgical scalpel is the procedure most likely to cause scars. In the majority of cases treated with surgical/cosmetic Lasers, Hyfrecator or electrocautery units (used in fulguration mode) no scars are usually left after healing.
The few cases of scarring reported to date have been mainly due to:
- Lasers misuse (which caused considerable damage to the dermis)
- Subsequent infection of the part after excision. Therefore no make up must be used after any of these procedures to avoid unnecessary complications.