Scar Revision is a surgery aimed to make a scar as smooth and invisible as possible. Many people who face with scars, caused by accidents or by surgery, feel uncomfortable or unattractive. For them, this procedure may be a solution. Our surgeon can improve the appearance of a scar, making it less obvious.
Find the different types of procedures below:
Steroid Applications and Injections
Steroids can help reduce the redness of some scars. Steroids are applied or injected into the scar to break down the skin's collagen. This is especially effective on hypertrophic and keloid scars. The pain can be reduced by these injections.
Silicone Gel Sheets
Silicone gel sheets can help flatten hypertrophic and keloid scars.
Dermabrasion was developed to improve a lot of skin conditions. This procedure smoothes out surface irregularities such as deep lines or scars by removing the topmost layers of the skin. The affected area will be injected with anesthetic to remove the desired amount of skin.
A vascular laser works by shrinking the blood vessels that feed the scar by reducing the coloration of red scars. This treatment is done without anesthetic.
In this procedure, a "balloon" is inserted under a patch of healthy skin near a scar. The balloon is filled with a saline solution to stretch the skin. The scar is then surgically removed, and the balloon-stretched skin is pulled over the previously scarred area and carefully closed. This procedure is commonly used for burn surgery.
In this procedure, the surgeon takes skin from a healthy part of the body and transplant it into the injured area. Grafts aren't always cosmetically pleasing because the grafted skin may not match the surrounding skin's color or texture. The area where the graft came from will also scar -- but skin grafts can greatly restore function to a severely scarred area.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
There are two types of lasers used for reducing the uneven surface of scars:
The CO2 Laser: typically used for deeper scars.
The Erbium: YAG Laser: used for superficial scars and deeper skin tones.
As scars can be disfiguring and uncomfortable or even sometimes itchy or painful, this procedure may be the solution to this problem. Our surgeon will discuss with you during the consultation, the most appropriate surgery for your case.