Scar revision is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to reduce the appearance of scars. It is important to note that this procedure is not designed to completely remove the appearance of scars. What it can do is minimize the appearance of the scarring. These may include keloid scars, hypertrophic scars, as well as other raised scars. Laser scar revision is considered to be one of the best options when it comes to treating unwanted scars.
What Will Happen at the Initial Consultation?
During your initial consultation at our office, you will sit down with our trained medical professional. Your scars will be evaluated and you will learn about what options are available to you. This is the best time for you to not only listen, but also express any concerns that you might have. Pay close attention to what our expert says are the realistic goals that can be achieved. It is important that you manage your expectations during this initial consultation. Remember, this procedure is designed to reduce the appearance of scars.
What Should I Expect During the Scar Revision Procedure?
The details of each procedure vary from patient to patient, as no two scars are alike. For laser scar revision procedures, we like to use the ContourTRL™ system from Sciton®, which has shown to produce great results in many cases. The goal of this procedure is to expose a new layer of skin that is going to make the scar look less visible as it heals. Collagen production is also stimulated. This will help your scar to heal from the inside out.
Other techniques for scar revision may include kenalog injections or surgical excision. The technique that is used in your case will depend on a variety of factors, including the type of scar and the recommendations of our scar revision specialist.
What Should I Expect After the Procedure?
Different people should expect different results after the procedure, depending on the technique that was used and the unique situation. Generally speaking, minimal downtime is involved. If aftercare is required, it is important to follow our team’s instructions regarding healing for optimal results.
Learn More About Your Options
If you are sick and tired of the appearance of your scar, make an appointment at the office of Beth Collins, MD in Guilford to learn more information about laser scar revision, as well as your other treatment options. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!