Scar Revision

Smooth away scars, so all they notice is you

In the blink of an eye, facial injuries resulting from falls, dog bites, glass and more can change the appearance and function of your face and neck. Scar revision includes surgical and topical medical techniques to improve or reduce the appearance of scars and restore function caused by an injury, wound or previous surgery.

Overview

In the blink of an eye, facial injuries resulting from falls, dog bites, glass and more can change the appearance and function of your face and neck. Scar revision includes surgical and topical medical techniques to improve or reduce the appearance of scars and restore function caused by an injury, wound or previous surgery.

Choosing Scar Revision

You don’t have to live with unsightly scars that may cause abnormal movement or function. Scar revision helps restore function and correct skin changes caused by injury or trauma.

When you decide on scar revision, we begin with a comprehensive evaluation to form a treatment plan. The sooner you seek treatment for a scar, the better the outcome.

Surgical and medical techniques for scar revision include:

Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is a surgical technique that uses a high-speed, rotating brush to remove the top layer of skin in order to reduce the depth of your scar. You will receive a local anesthetic or numbing agent to prevent pain during the procedure.

Geometric broken line closures

This type of repair involves purposely suturing the skin with irregular lines, which are less noticeable to the human eye.

Laser resurfacing

During laser resurfacing, high-energy, amplified light waves of carbon dioxide are applied to the skin. This vaporizes the top layer of skin instantly, reducing the depth of scars. Laser resurfacing causes no bleeding and minimal trauma to the surrounding skin.

Topical medication

A topical regime, including silicon gels and steroid injections into the scar itself, can be combined to reduce the appearance of scars.

What To Expect When Choosing Scar Revision

Choosing Scar Revision

You don’t have to live with unsightly scars that may cause abnormal movement or function. Scar revision helps restore function and correct skin changes caused by injury or trauma.

When you decide on scar revision, we begin with a comprehensive evaluation to form a treatment plan. The sooner you seek treatment for a scar, the better the outcome.

Surgical and medical techniques for scar revision include:

Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is a surgical technique that uses a high-speed, rotating brush to remove the top layer of skin in order to reduce the depth of your scar. You will receive a local anesthetic or numbing agent to prevent pain during the procedure.

Geometric broken line closures

This type of repair involves purposely suturing the skin with irregular lines, which are less noticeable to the human eye.

Laser resurfacing

During laser resurfacing, high-energy, amplified light waves of carbon dioxide are applied to the skin. This vaporizes the top layer of skin instantly, reducing the depth of scars. Laser resurfacing causes no bleeding and minimal trauma to the surrounding skin.

Topical medication

A topical regime, including silicon gels and steroid injections into the scar itself, can be combined to reduce the appearance of scars.

Your surgeon will give you specific instructions to follow before your procedure. Be sure to tell your surgeon about any medications you take on a regular basis.

Preparing for Scar Revision

Your surgeon will give you specific instructions to follow before your procedure. Be sure to tell your surgeon about any medications you take on a regular basis.

Your recovery time will depend on your specific treatment. Your surgeon will give you details on what to expect and how to care for your skin or any sutures needed. You will need to see your surgeon for follow up appointments to check on the healing process

After Your Procedure

Your recovery time will depend on your specific treatment. Your surgeon will give you details on what to expect and how to care for your skin or any sutures needed. You will need to see your surgeon for follow up appointments to check on the healing process

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Talk to your doctor about whether scar revision is right for you. You might ask questions such as:

  • Which type of scar revision is best for my scar?
  • How long does the procedure take?
  • How long will it take to see results after my treatment?
  • Is there recovery time this particular treatment? Are there any risks or side effects associated with this particular treatment?

Questions to Ask Your Provider

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Talk to your doctor about whether scar revision is right for you. You might ask questions such as:

  • Which type of scar revision is best for my scar?
  • How long does the procedure take?
  • How long will it take to see results after my treatment?
  • Is there recovery time this particular treatment? Are there any risks or side effects associated with this particular treatment?

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