Are you embarrassed by the appearance of a noticeable scar? Do you have a moderate or large scar that you constantly attempt to hide without any luck? Although our skin holds a very important purpose of protecting our body from outside invaders, it is still very delicate. An injury or trauma can lead to a wound on the surface of skin. Overtime, as the wound continues to heal, it can eventually lead to an unwanted scar. A scar within the tissue can appear discolored, raised, and form irregularities on the surface of skin. If you are unhappy with the appearance of an unwanted scar, there are effective treatments available for reversing and improving the appearance with scar revision treatments.
What is Scar Revision?
Scar revision is an attempt to reduce the size and appearance of a scar so that it better blends in with the surrounding texture and skin tone. Scar revision is designed to improve the appearance of inevitable scars resulting from surgery, injury, or trauma. Although most scars can not be fully erased, scar revision is a fantastic solution for better blending and softening scars so that they are more aesthetically pleasing.
Scar Revision Types
Depending on your specific scar type and severity, there are a variety of scar revision treatments that use specialized techniques tailored to you. Scar revision types include:
Dermal fillers can be used in order to fill depressed or caved in scars. Injectables can be an effective solution for plumping up a scar from below the surface for a temporary solution,
Surface treatments are designed to remove or or change the outermost layer of skin where the scar resides. This form of scar revision is effective at correcting irregularities and reducing uneven pigmentation. Popular surface treatments include: Dermabrasion, Laser or light therapy, chemical peels, skin bleaching agents.
For deeper or severe scars, surgical revision may be required in order to achieve the best result. This method utilizes specialized surgical techniques in order to improve the layers of skin that are damaged and irregular. The various techniques utilized in surgical scar revision can include: complex flap closure, w-plasty, or z-plasty techniques. This advanced form of revision provides a more in-depth solution for reducing the appearance of scars.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of an unwanted scar, we here at Bose Plastic Surgery can help. Reach out to us to learn more about your options for successful scar revision. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!