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Scars & Burns by Mr Ioannis Goutos

Scar Advice & Assessment London

Scar Advice & Assessment London

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Scars arise following damage to the skin, including surgery, cosmetic procedures (such as piercings), burns, trauma as well as self-harm injuries. Mr Ioannis Goutos provides scar advice & assessment in London to his patients.

Sometimes scars can form in a way that is distressing to the individual, either for cosmetic reasons (i.e. the scar is raised/bulky, dimpled from the surrounding skin or appear darker or lighter in colour than the original skin tone), or may cause troublesome symptoms of pain or itch.

Management of scars is dependent on the type, location, age of the scar, skin subtype and the desired outcome from any treatment. Following a full assessment of the nature of the scarring, further advice can be given on treatments.

Mr Ioannis Goutos is a top expert in the field of scar assessment and management. With extensive experience of different types of scars, Mr Goutos is positioned to provide thorough and insightful assessments with shared decision making as to the best treatments based on your scar type and desired outcome. During consultations and assessments, Mr Goutos takes pride in discussing the physical, psychological and social aspects around scarring, to provide holistic care to his patients.

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How do you assess a scar?

It is key to have a thorough assessment of your scar prior to starting any treatments. There are a number of different scar types, including:

  • Hypertrophic scars
  • Keloid scars
  • Atrophic scars
  • Acne scarring
  • Stretched scars
  • Tight scars
  • Pitted scars
  • Dark (hyperpigmented) scars
  • Light (hypopigmented) scars

Each different type of scar is best treated and targeted by different procedures and therapies. Individual skin tone and type, as well as concurrent medical conditions, may also affect the suitability of different treatment options.

In order to achieve best treatment outcomes, it is important to undergo a full assessment and discuss your treatment goals. This can help to manage your cosmetic expectations and guide your treatment plan. Occasionally, there are rare skin cancers that can appear like scars in the skin; this is a another key reason to ensure thorough assessment prior to undergoing any treatment.

If you are prone to developing troublesome scarring, or are planning to undergo a surgical or cosmetic procedure that may result in scarring, discussing this with your surgeon or clinician in advance can help. There are alterations that can be made to the procedure itself, as well as ensuring optimal post-procedure scar care, that can help to promote aesthetically pleasing scar formation in the first instance. Adjunct therapies such as tapes, topical sheets and needling can also be used to provide optimum scar formation.

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Scar Assessment FAQs

We know having medical, surgical or cosmetic treatment can seem daunting and it is natural to have questions. We are here to ensure your comfort and safety at all times. If you are unable to find the answer to your questions below, then please do not hesitate to contact us so we can help.

Your general practitioner is a good source of information for general skin care, as well as caring for scars. They can provide tailored advice in regards to moisturisation, massage and sun protection. An expert plastic surgeon will be able to provide you with more specific, gold-standard advice and recommendations based on your individual scar and skin type.

It can be helpful to discuss your concerns with your surgeon in advance of the procedure, especially if you are prone to developing hypertrophic or keloid scarring. Special tension-reducing techniques can be employed when closing any surgical incisions to reduce the risk of adverse scarring. Your surgeon may also offer you additional pre and post-procedure skin care advice to promote long term scar quality.

There are a number of different therapies that can be employed to improve the overall appearance and symptoms associated with longstanding scars, including needling and laser therapies. Soft tissue manipulation can also help to improve the overall texture of the scar where there is excessive, stiff collagen present. Your specialist may recommend scar revision or surgery as the best solution. It is key to discuss all of the available options with and experience clinician to decide on the best treatment for you.

How much does a scar assessment cost?

Starting from £340 (initial consultation), £200 (follow-up).

At Goutos London, we aim to deliver a premium service with no compromise on quality in order to deliver the best results possible for your needs.

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Related conditions

Whatever your condition, and whatever your health goals are, we will ensure you get a holistic, focused and bespoke service that offers you the safest options for treatment aiming for the best possible outcome.

Acne Scarring


Keloid Scars


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