Scar revision surgery is meant to minimize the scar so that it is more consistent with the patient’s surrounding skin tone and texture. Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are unavoidable results of injury or surgery, and their development can be unpredictable. Poor healing may contribute to scars that are obvious, unsightly or disfiguring. Even a wound that heals well can result in a scar that affects the patient’s appearance. Scars may be raised or recessed, different in color or texture from surrounding healthy tissue, or particularly noticeable due to their size, shape or location.
Your treatment options may vary based on the type and degree of scarring and can include:
Simple topical treatments, such as bioCorneum+
bioCorneum+ is an advanced scar treatment cream with medical grade silicone. bioCorneum+ prevents and minimizes the formation of hypertrophic scars, decreases the appearance of old scars, and protects scars from sunburn. It is an excellent treatment option for scars resulting from surgical and cosmetic procedures.
CO2 laser procedures
A carbon dioxide laser can poke tiny holes through the skin’s surface, allowing for new collagen production and improved appearance of new and old scars.
Surgical revision with advanced techniques in wound closure
Deeper or larger scars may require a layered closure. Flap closures may reposition a scar so that it is less visible or improve flexibility of the scar, leader to faster healing.
Although scar revision can provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or improve a scar that has healed poorly, a scar cannot be completely erased.