Dr Barry Lycka

Preventing, Reducing, Treating & Correcting Scars After Surgery - Dr Lycka & Dr Rowe

Cosmetic dermatologist and plastic surgeon discuss many issues around scars after surgery including laser scar correction


Edmonton, AB -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/20/2014 -- Scars are caused by trauma and surgery as the skin tries to heal itself. There have been many breakthroughs in not only understanding the processes that cause scar formation but also in how to deal with them. There are many techniques available which help surgeons prevent or minimize scars after surgery, to help the wound heal, and to control the scar formation. And if a scar remains problematic, there is also the latest laser scar correction techniques available, with a variety of lasers that can treat different aspects of the scar. These topics are discussed and reviewed this week on Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today on webtalkradio.net, by show host, Edmonton Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr Barry Lycka, when he talks with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr Norman Rowe from his New York City practice.

In this in-depth interview, Dr Lycka & Dr Rowe begin by explaining how a scar forms and then talk through methods used by surgeons during surgery which can reduce or minimize the scar. They then explain what exactly is a laser, and how laser energy can be used to treat a variety of problems presented by a scar. They also highlight that laser scar treatment can now begin on the very same day that sutures are removed, to help heal the wound and to control the scar formation process, particularly in stimulating collagen production. They also consider the role that stem cells might play in future scar control and correction but acknowledge that unfortunately the science is not fully developed but both doctors look forward to future possibilities.

About Dr Barry Lycka
Barry A. S. Lycka, Edmonton based Cosmetic Dermatologist, is one of North America's foremost authorities on cosmetic surgery, skin cancer surgery, reconstructive surgery and laser surgery of the skin. He broadcasts the Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today internet talk radio show on webtalkradio.net as an un-biased and detailed source of credible information on cosmetic surgery. He interviews world-leading experts, gets the inside story on the controversial aspects of cosmetic surgery and uncovers & explains new techniques and products. The show continues to grow in popularity with over 7000 downloads a week being made.

For further information on this series or any other questions relating to Cosmetic Dermatology, Dr Lycka can be contacted via his website barrylyckamd.com or by telephone at his Edmonton office 780-665-3548.