WHAT IS SCAR REVISION?
As our bodies repair and rebuild damaged skin, it is not uncommon for scars to develop at the surface. In some instances, due to the location of a given scar, it may be required or preferred to reduce or eliminate its appearance.
For maximum improvement in scars it may be necessary to utilize a few different options, all of which are determined by the patient’s situation. In most cases a combination of surgical revision followed by laser resurfacing results in the best outcome, however scars can sometimes be improved with a strategic injection of filler such as hyaluronic acid gel or long-lasting Bellafill. If the scar is new or fresh, studies have shown that a Botox injection around the scar can significantly improve the outcome of the healing process, as well. In addition, the faithful application of silicone gel products during the first months of scar healing have proven effective in improving a scar's appearance.
The surgical treatment of scars becomes a good option when a scar is raised, excessively wide, or if the scar can be repositioned or reoriented with surgical techniques so that it is more hidden in creases or contours.