After sustaining a significant injury or wound on your body, the healing process can be unpredictable. Usually, significant wounds result in what is known as a scar. A scar forms because a wound did not completely heal, resulting in the development of fibrous connective tissues.
Scars can be an unsightly reminder of your injury, and while they may fade over time, they will generally stay on your body forever. Some scars are so severe that they leave the area of the body looking completely disfigured. If you have a scar you are self-conscious about, visit the Plastic Surgery Group today for a scar revision consultation. Here is what the scar revision procedure entails.
If you have tried to remove your scar using over the counter products, you have most likely had little success in achieving the results you hope for. Unfortunately, even plastic surgery is not a foolproof method for completely erasing or removing a scar. However, our techniques will provide a dramatic improvement in the area and leave the scar barely visible to the eye.
Results will vary depending on the severity of the scar, and your plastic surgeon at Plastic Surgery Group will be completely transparent about the results you can expect prior to the procedure.
The method of the procedure will depend on the severity of the scar, which includes how deep it is, what size it is, the color of the scar, and the location of the scar. Common scar revision procedures include:
There are various injectable treatment options for scar revision that can help reduce the appearance of your scar. These treatments fill the depression of a scar, creating a more even skin tone.
Surface treatments are utilized to reduce irregularities of scarring and reduce the pigmentation of scars. Surface treatments are a popular option for patients suffering from acne scarring. There are various surface treatments available, ranging from chemical peels to light therapy to improve the cosmetic appearance of the area.
For very severe scarring, surgical revision may be necessary. In this procedure, the surgeon will make a precise and calculated cut that is deeper than the scar. Then, the plastic surgeon will use a specialized closing method to reduce the appearance of the scar, leaving an end result that is more cosmetically pleasing than the original scar.
Because each and every scar is unique, we require each patient to come in for a consultation so we can examine the scar and establish the best type of revision for the patient’s individual needs and goals. We will work to set expectations and develop a pre and post revision plan to encourage the absolute best results. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at Plastic Surgery Group.