A scar on your face can be a constant reminder of a surgery, trauma, accident or skin disorder (acne). Many people undergo scar revision to improve their appearance and self-confidence, as well as to help put a negative experience behind them. Unfortunately, we are not able completely erase scars, but our physicians strive to make scars less noticeable by blending them in with the rest of your face using advanced surgical techniques, dermabrasion, lasers and/or fillers.
Consultation and Procedure
At the time of your initial consultation, a thorough assessment of the deforming scar is made and a physician will discuss the best options for scar treatment with you. It is extremely important to have realistic expectations in order to achieve the best possible outcome. A scar cannot be removed completely, but it can be disguised or made less obvious.
There are several factors that affect the success of scar revision surgery, include the patient’s age, skin color, skin type, type of scarring and location. Timing of scar treatment is another critical consideration. In some cases, it is best to delay a surgical revision for six months to one year after the injury in order to allow enough time to heal from the initial trauma, but this decision is always individualized.