Depending on the procedure, there can be need for repeat treatment, bleeding, infection, and unfavorable healing.
The cost of scar revision depends on the technique, location and number of stages. The process and cost will be discussed during the consultation.
After surgical scar revision surgery there may be swelling and discoloration which will gradually decrease over several weeks. The new scar will fade and reconfigure as healing continues over months. Dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, chemical peels make the skin sensitive requiring moisturizing and lubrication. Post-operative care instructions are given after each procedure. Sun screen and shielding… Read More
The type of anesthesia used depends on the extent of the procedure and patient wishes. Topical treatments generally do not require any anesthetic whereas extensive reconstruction will require local, IV sedation or even general anesthesia.
• Topical treatments: silicone gel or gel sheeting can be used to promote healing. Serums and creams can be effective in camouflaging scars. • Minimally invasive treatment: steroid injections can flatten hypertrophic or keloid scars. Dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, chemical peels can even out texture or depth irregularities. Bleaching creams can diminish color differences. • Subcision:… Read More
The aim of scar revision is to make a scar less visible, to enable it to blend into the surrounding tissue. Whether the scar is raised or depressed, discolored, of a different texture from healthy tissue, various treatments can be done to even out and make the differences less noticeable.
Scar revision can be considered by anyone who is bothered by a scar anywhere on their body. For best results you should not smoke. There should be no infection or active inflammatory process at the site.
Scars are irregularities in the skin surface which form when the deeper layer of skin, the dermis, is damaged. As it heals, the body produces new collagen (a protein) to repair the wound. This new collagen is, however, woven differently than the original collagen in the skin it replaces, resulting in a different appearance. Scars… Read More