A Brief Overview of Scar Revision

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Surgical scar revision; as evident from its name is a surgery which eliminates the scars completely. It restores the former glory of the skin by correcting the skin damage.

Scar Formation

The scar formation is a part of the natural healing process of the skin after a wound, injury or a surgery. The intensity of your scar depends on;

  • Size, depth, and location of the injury
  • Age of the individual
  • Skin characteristics- Color, elasticity etc.

Scar revision surgery is generally done under local anesthesia to make it an entirely painless procedure. Patients are generally asked to wait for a period of 60 to 90 days before they decide to go for scar revision surgery. This ensures two things; one that the wound is completely healed and two that the scar is not fading on its own.

Scar Removal Methods

There are various scar removal methods. Some of them are enlisted below;

  • The scar is may be removed completely by cutting of the skin and closing the wound in a manner that it won’t lead to further scarring.
  • Dermabrasionis another invasive technique which involves removing the upper layer of the skin with a fraise (wire brush). It allows new skin to replace the scarred skin.
  • A lesser known technique but an effective one is known as skin grafting. It involves taking a thin layer of skin from another part of the body and placing it over the scar. It is used in case of extreme scarring.
  • The laser is the latest option used for scar removal. It has replaced a lot of invasive techniques and has imparted scar free skin to hundreds of individuals.

Possible Risks

If you choose the right dermatologist and the clinic, the chances of risks are greatly minimized. However, if you neglect that part, some of the risks of anesthesia and surgery in general are:

  • Reactions to medications
  • Problems with breathing
  • Bleeding and infections
  • Formation of new scars
  • Keloid formation
  • Dehiscence of the wound

How to care for your skin after the procedure?

Now, that you have freed your skin from the scars, you need to keep it that way. A dressing must be placed over the treated area after the surgery to prevent keloid formation. The stitches must be removed in the required time and shouldn’t be left for longer than needed. Make sure to apply a sunscreen on the skin after the scar removal treatment.

I hope it clarified some of your concerns regarding scar formation. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments section below and we will get back to you.



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