What is Scar Revision Surgery?
Scars are a very common skin flaw and can be located on any area of the body or face. In some cases, a scar is a reminder of a wound that once existed or another issue that caused a disruption to the skin. While some scars are not problematic, certain scars are unsightly and unappealing. They may be too wide or too big, bumpy, dark, raised, or recessed. Based on where the scar is placed and its condition, scar revision surgery can be performed to improve its appearance. At Cherry Creek Face and Skin in Denver, CO, our team offers scar revision surgery, which is an aesthetic procedure that works to improve your scar's appearance.
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How does scar revision work?
Patients who have a scar that is bothersome, unsightly, or creates embarrassment may want to learn more about scar revision treatment. The type of procedure performed will be based on where your scar is located and the size, shape, and depth of the scar. Our team may use a local anesthetic or sedation, depending on the circumstances of the treatment. For thick or bumpy scars, a shave excision may be performed to even out and level the scar. Scars that are larger and raised may be reduced in size with an oval incision, which excises the scar and part of the tissue and skin around the scar. The skin is then re-sutured with a thin, clean line. Bigger scars or contracture scars will often need a skin graft or tissue expansion so that the old scar can be removed, permitting healthy skin to be reconnected. For some patients, it’s not the shape or size of the scar that is the concern but the texture or color. There are several noninvasive laser treatments that can lessen the visibility of a scar without the need for surgery. After a scar revision procedure, wound care is an important part of the recovery process. A member of our staff will go over very specific instructions and tips to help you take care of your wound so that the revised scar is thinner, lighter, and smaller.
Scar revision FAQs
Does scar revision eliminate the original scar?
No, scar revision does not completely eliminate the original scar. However, it can help to improve the appearance of an unattractive or noticeable scar. The professionals at Cherry Creek Face and Skin can show before and after photos of previous patients and discuss what you can realistically expect from a scar revision procedure.
Are there nonsurgical options for scar revision?
Some over-the-counter creams promise to diminish or eliminate scars. The effectiveness of these treatments varies, however, and some users report feeling no difference after using the products. If you're only interested in nonsurgical options for scar revision, our clinic in Denver, CO, does offer advanced laser procedures to address scar texture and color.
Does scar revision hurt?
Our team does use a local anesthetic or a form of sedation to reduce any discomfort you may feel during treatment. The method chosen depends on the type of procedure you're undergoing and your personal preferences. Rest assured that we have helped countless patients with scar revision and will work to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
Improve Your Scar's Appearance
If you have a scar that bothers you, Cherry Creek Face and Skin has many treatments to make it less visible. After assessing the shape, size, depth, and type of scar you have, a revision treatment will be created to help improve its appearance. Using surgical or nonsurgical treatments, our team will transform the scar and surrounding skin for a more natural appearance. We invite you to call Cherry Creek Face and Skin in Denver, CO to schedule your consultation.