Scar Revision

Smoothing out physical reminders

A scar can be a visible and persistent memory of an injury or surgery you experienced. In some cases, these scars heal well, leaving a faint line which is difficult to detect. Other scars, however, do not fare as well in the healing process, which may prompt you to consider revision surgery for a more aesthetically pleasing result. Scar revision aims to match the colour and texture of a scar to the skin around it, making it significantly less visible.

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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”  Lao Tzu

Meeting your surgeon

In some cases, the scar will be most reduced through surgical scar revision. During this procedure, incisions are made along the scar to remove the thick scar tissue and create a more uniform appearance to the skin. Other treatments for scar revision might include injectable treatments to fill in depressed scars, or skin resurfacing procedures (such as CO2 Laser) to smooth the skin’s surface and make a scar less noticeable. Dr Gerarchi will be able to recommend the most effective treatment option for your specific needs in order to achieve the best cosmetic result upon consultation.

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Your scar revision journey

Scar revision surgery is commonly performed under local anaesthesia, though larger or more complex scar revisions may be performed under a general anaesthetic. Skin resurfacing may also require anaesthesia or a topical numbing cream, while injectable treatments can generally be performed without any type of preparation beforehand. Depending on the specific technique used, a few minutes or a few hours may be spent treating a scar revision case.

Your recovery

You will be able to return home immediately following scar revision and in some cases, you may even return to work or other activities immediately. Swelling and bruising are common, but will subside after a few days. In the case of resurfacing or injectable treatments, post-procedure redness will be evident, but it is not long-lasting. There is typically no need for prescription medications after scar revision, since any discomfort you might experience can generally be easily managed with over-the-counter products.

After your procedure

You will likely see almost immediate results from your scar revision treatment, although the treatment area will continue to look better as the area heals fully.

In most cases, scar revision is permanent. Some keloid scars have a high recurrence rate and may require more than one treatment to achieve full results.

You do not have to live with unsightly scars that serve as constant reminders of past injuries or surgeries. Scar revision procedures offer better results than ever before, giving you improved self-confidence and peace of mind. To find out which scar revision treatment is the right choice for you, contact a friendly member of our team today.