Often raised or recessed, differing in color or texture, or just visibly noticeable, scars are the visible representation after a wound or surgical incision has healed. Scar revision is designed to improve the appearance of visible scarring regardless of the initial cause. Scars can be unsightly and often cause patients to feel self-conscious, ultimately affecting self-esteem. Depending on the specific scar, treatment to reduce visible scarring can vary from topical treatments to surgical revision.
The Scar Revision Procedure
Depending on the severity of the scar being treated, Dr. Malamet will choose which advanced scar revision procedure will deliver the very best results. If scarring is minimal, prescription topical creams may be enough to reduce the visible appearance of the scarring. On the other hand, severe scarring that may be the result of a previous surgical procedure may require a different approach. Using minimally invasive technology and surgical techniques, Dr. Malamet uses only the most advanced techniques to reduce any visible scarring.
Scar Revision Key Facts:
- Anesthesia: Local Anesthesia or General Anesthesia
- Length of Procedure: 1-3 Hours
- Length of Stay: Patients generally return home shortly after the procedure.
- Discomfort: Some minor swelling, bruising and discomfort.
- Anticipate: Slight swelling and bruising may persist for a couple weeks, but daily activities can be resumed the following day.
- Final Results: Visible once swelling and bruising subside.
- Duration of Results: Lasting.
Scar Revision Results
Scar revision can offer amazing results. While it is not possible to erase scars completely, it is possible to greatly minimize how visible they are. Using only the most advanced techniques, Dr. Malamet is able to greatly reduce any visible scarring that may have been caused by an injury or previous surgery.
If you would like to learn more about scar revision and the effects that it can have on visible scars, schedule a consultation with Dr. Matthew Malamet. He meets with each patient individually to address any questions or concerns that may come up prior to the actual procedure.