What is Scar Revision Surgery?
Scar revision surgery is a cosmetic procedure used to reduce the visibility of a scar or attempt to make it less conspicuous so that it blends into the surrounding skin tone and texture. Although no scar can be removed completely, scar revision surgery can make scars less obvious. Scar revision surgery can be used in order to treat several different types of scars, including:
- Hypertrophic Scars
- Facial Scars
The type of surgery performed will differ depending on the severity of the scar. For smaller scars, treatments can include:
- Topical treatments
- Injectable treatments (such as dermal fillers)
- Surface treatements (such as: dermabrasion, laser/light therapy, chemical peel solutions, and skin bleaching agents)
For deeper, and more serious scars, treatments can include:
- Skin grafting
- Layered closure
- Flap closures
- Tissue expansion
- W-plasty or Z-plasty techniques.
When to Consider Scar Revision Surgery?
The purpose of scar revision surgery is to minimize the obviousness of a scar so that it is less conspicuous and blends in with the skin sorrounding it. You should consider scar revision surgery if you have a scar that healed poorly and is now unsightly or disfiguring. Scar revision surgery can most scars, regardless of size. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Laughlin, call us today.
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