Scar revision is a surgery performed to improve the appearance of a scar or to restore function and flexibility in an area of the body affected by a scar. Regardless of the type, size, or location of your scar, our team at OG Aesthetics can help make it less conspicuous, seamlessly integrating it with the surrounding skin.
How long does scar revision take?
As each scar revision session is unique, the timing of the procedure will vary from person to person. Dr. Gadaleta and Dr. Ortlip will make sure you are fully informed and know what to expect. The type of anesthesia used will depend upon the extent of your scar as well as your personal preference. Dr. Ortlip and Dr. Gadaleta combine surgery, science, and artistry. Often a combination of approaches will be used to achieve the best results possible. Scar revision techniques include:
- Surface treatments: Treatments such as laser therapy, dermabrasion and chemical peel solutions may be used to lighten a scar or make it less noticeable.
- Skin grafting: For depressed scars or scars resulting from injuries such as burns, we may graft healthy skin from another part of your body and transplant it to the scarred area.
- Surgical removal of your scar: If you have a large, raised scar, the best approach may be to excise the scar tissue. The new incision will be closed using special cosmetic techniques, giving you a much smaller and less noticeable scar.