SCARS AND ANCESTRY
Regardless of age, gender or race, it is only human to want to look and feel our personal best! Not surprisingly, the number of plastic surgery procedures world-wide is continuing to increase. According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS), the top five countries where plastic surgery is most common are:
As you can see, this list spans patients from all ethnicities and there is NO one, typical, standard of beauty!
An individualized approach to aesthetic procedures is essential! How else can you fully address all the different nuances of beauty? As an Asian plastic surgeon of Chinese descent, Dr. Lee believes it’s important to be mindful of ethnic differences and preserve cultural and ethnic heritage when performing cosmetic procedures. This is especially important in addressing surgery incisions, because people of different backgrounds are prone to different types of scarring.
Generally, patients of African or Asian descent are more likely to form keloids and hypertrophic scars after an injury to the skin. It’s common for these scars to appear anywhere, but are most often found around the chest, shoulders, and ears. When providing scar treatment at PERK, we account for all contributing variables, including your heritage and skin tone to ensure the proper technique is used. By individualizing our approach to each treatment, we are able to minimize risks and achieve optimal results!
Some of our favorite scar treatment methods..
- Even out skin tone/pigmentation with topical products such as SkinBetter’s Even Tone Correcting Serum
- Reduce the appearance of raised, hypertrophic scars with microneedling, nanofat injections, steroid injections, or lasers (such as our Fractionated CO2 AcuPulse laser)
- SUNSCREEN! Whether your scars are large or small, raised or flat, or even if you have none at all, SPF is ALWAYS the most important product you can have to promote even skin tone and texture.