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: keloids, hypertrophic scars, contractures, and 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), and surface treatments (such as: dermabrasion, laser/light therapy, chemical peal solutions, and skin bleaching agents). For deeper, and more serious scars, treatments can include: skin grafting, layered closure, flap closures, tissue expansion, and W-plasty or Z-plasty techniques.
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