Scar Revision Scars are unavoidable results of injury or surgery. Some scars are more noticeable than others depending on their location, the technique of closure and how the healing process occurs in each individual. Poor healing may contribute to scars that are obvious, unsightly or disfiguring, and their development can be unpredictable. Scars may be raised or recessed, different in color or texture from surrounding healthy tissue or particularly noticeable due to their size, shape or location. Even a wound that heals well can result in a scar that affects your appearance.
WHAT IS SCAR REVISION?
Scar revision surgery is meant to alter a scar so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture, and to relieve tension across the scar.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR SCAR REVISION?
Scar revision can be performed on people of any age and is a good option for you if, you are bothered by a scar anywhere on your body
Your treatment options may vary based on the type and degree of scarring and can include, topical treatments, minimally invasive procedures, surgical revision with advanced techniques in wound closure.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM SCAR REVISION?
Although scar revision can provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or improve a scar that has healed poorly, a scar cannot be completely erased. The final results of your scar revision surgery will be long-lasting, however, it may take several months for your final results to become apparent and in some cases it may take a year for the new scar to fully heal and fade.
HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY FROM SCAR REVISION?
The initial healing phase of a surgical scar revision may include localized swelling, discoloration or discomfort and may take 1 to 2 weeks. Healing will continue for several weeks and as the new scar heals it will slowly refine and fade.