Scars can occur from many different causes and are many different shapes and sizes. Revision of scars can diminish the appearance to make it look better cosmetically. The scar, depending on its size, shape, and location can be removed and redirected to match natural skin creases or camouflage the appearance. Following the revision or sometimes before, a laser or a chemical peel will be performed to smooth the scar and tighten it. At the initial appointment, inspection of the scar will be performed and photos will be taken. Dr. Clemenza will then review with you the best options for improvement of the scar’s appearance.
The Scar Revision procedure
The surgery will either be performed with local anesthesia or IV sedation depending upon the extent of the procedure. The procedure involves removing the old scar and redirecting the wound. Sutures will be placed and then removed in 5-7 days. There will be redness and swelling after the surgery. The redness can last for a few months after the revision. It is important to avoid sun exposure after the surgery for at least 6 months.