Excellence in Scar Revision
Scar Revision is an inherent risk when it comes to any surgery involving an incision. While every measure is taken to avoid post-operative scar issues, there are rare instances when it is just unavoidable. At our office, we offer scar revision treatment options to help correct any unsightly scars for a more confident you!
Scar Revision Treatment Options
There are a number of techniques and treatments that can be used to help revise the appearance of scarring. These may include:
Topical Treatments: May include gels, tapes, or external compression which can help with wound closure and healing.
Injectable Treatments: Dermal fillers can be used to fill depressed or concave scars.
Surface Treatments: They can soften the surface irregularities and reduce uneven pigmentation and may include laser treatments or chemical peels.
The three most common reasons a scar revision is needed included:
Hyperpigmentation - If the scar has a smooth texture, thin, and presents darker pigmentation, we offer a prescription skin lightener with Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid, and Retina. We may also recommend laser treatment for further improvement.
Keloids: Depending on the size of the keloid, we may suggest a series of Kenalog injections and/or laser treatments. If the keloid has stretched the scar, we may excise it and use prophylactic steroid injections every 6 weeks for 4 months.
Hypertrophic Scarring - Excise the scar followed by re-suturing. Patients will be instructed to wear tape over the incision site for 3 months followed by switching over to using scar cream.
Hypopigmentation - Medical Tattooing.
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If you feel a scar revision is needed, please contact our office to see if you are a candidate for one of the options mentioned above. We may ask for you to send us a picture of the incision so Joseph T Cruise, MD can provide his initial recommendation.