Dr. Sameer Jejurikar Addresses How To Treat Your Scars Following Plastic Surgery

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Dr. Sameer Jejurikar is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He lives and works in Dallas, Texas, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He has admitting privileges at a number of hospitals in the greater Dallas region such as Pine Creek Medical Center, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and the Dallas Medical Center. In addition to doing cosmetic surgery he also does reconstructive surgery such as on people’s face and hands.

One thing that Dr. Sameer Jejurikar is noted for his ability to optimize scars. When cosmetic surgery is performed scars are going to exist when the procedure is completed. He says that given this fact the goal is to create cosmetically beautiful scars for his patients. He also says that the surgeon needs to create a precise surgical closure which goes a long ways towards minimizing scarring, However, the patient themselves can definitely influence what the scar ultimately looks like. He has laid out four rules to follow if you have cosmetic surgery and want to get the best results for your scars.

First, Dr. Sameer Jejurikar says that you have to protect your scar from the sun. Clothing allows in enough sunlight that, if you need to go outside, putting on sun protection is necessary even under clothing in order to keep UV rays from discoloring your scars. He says to also be careful in what you put on your scars. Don’t use hydrogen peroxide, he says, and antibiotic ointments also shouldn’t be used. Vitamin E creams are also verboten.

Dr. Sameer Jejurikar recommends silicone strips on your scars as it helps them heal faster. they also form a great barrier against the sun. Finally, he says to talk to your plastic surgeon if you have concerns about your scars so he or she can do additional treatments if warranted.