Scar Revision & Removal

The surgical procedure of scar revision is a common way to improve the appearance and condition of scars. Scar revision can be used on any type or size of scar, from those found in large areas like arms, legs and stomachs down to smaller ones such as facial wounds. It’s important that you have realistic expectations about what will happen during a surgery; some scarring may remain even after this process but it should significantly reduce its visibility for all who see it!

Scar revisions are often necessary when we experience an injury which leaves behind unsightly skin markings unlike anything else before- not only do these affect our self image negatively by making us feel unattractive, they also keep others away because people associate them with something negative.

Scars can be a part of the body that we don’t notice until they’re pointed out. Scars may differ in color and texture from healthy skin, so keep an eye on them to see if there are any changes or new developments!

Scars can range from raised keloids (that feel itchy) to depressed hypertrophic scars (which grow large). Keep your eyes peeled for anything unusual with those scars–you might just need cosmetic surgery before you know it!

Non-Surgical Treatments

Thanks to advances in modern medicine, there are multiple methods of scar removal. Your surgeon or specialist can help you choose which treatment, or which combination of treatments is right depending on the severity and the characteristics of the scarring.

Injectable treatment

Dermal Fillers can be used to fill scarring that is characterized by being concave or are depressions in an area of skin. Another treatment is more steroidal-based and is used to reduce the amount of collagen to influence the shape, size and feel of more inflamed scarring. Results of injectables can last three months to three years. Recurring injections are used to maintain such results.

Treatments for scar removal

There are multiple types of surface treatments. These are used for cosmetic re-shaping of scars or to change the nature of the tissue of the scar and the area around it. These include

Dermabrasion: Polishing the skin

Laser or Light therapy: Uses an focussed yet soft beam to treat scars without damaging the surrounding tissue. 

Chemical peel solution: These are used to breach the skin to soften irregularities in color or texture.

Skin Bleaching agent: Topical medications applied to soften skin. 

Surgical Treatments: these may require an incision to remove an older and/or deeper scar. 

Dr. Maryam Seddigh Tonekaboni has devoted her life to empowering people with the most up-to-date information and options for their care, so you have all of your health questions answered in one place! Call our office at 818-671-1989 or visit us online today to make an appointment and get started on a healthier tomorrow.