If you feel that your face or body shows signs of prior scars that are residual from past surgery or trauma, you can feel the need to safely and efficiently minimize these marks. Scar revision can minimize the appearance of a scar and help it blend with the surrounding skin. It also restores function, and corrects skin changes (disfigurement) caused by an injury, wound, poor healing, or previous surgery.
For cosmetic improvement of scars, surface treatments are more commonly used. These techniques can soften irregularities in the surface and eliminate uneven pigmentation. Surface treatments are a regulated method of either scraping the top layers of skin manually or modifying the structure of the tissue.
In order to correct sunken or dimpled scars, a surgeon can minimize the size of a scar; reposition a scar to a less noticeable area; or smooth the contours of the skin and other soft tissues, which typically occur when the wound causing the scar is deep and wide. Sometimes for deeper scars an incision is needed to surgically remove the old scar. Using a range of techniques, our reconstructive plastic surgeons perform revision procedure/ surgery and choose the most appropriate treatment for you depending on the type, size, and position of the scar.