Scar Revision procedures can minimise the appearance of scars. In some cases, Scar Revision can even enhance the function of the treated site by alleviating the stiffness of the skin. The primary goal of treatment is to minimise the scar so it is more consistent with the surrounding texture and skin tone.
The extent of scar improvement that can be obtained with Scar Revision will rely upon the degree of your scarring, location, size and type of scar. For some patients, one technique may provide significant improvement. However, Dr Magnusson may suggest a combination of Scar Revision methods to achieve optimal results.
Depending on the kind of scar, various procedures are used for scar revision. These procedures will be administered under general or local anaesthesia. There are standard modalities that we apply to all patients to maximise the outcome of their scar.
The most common procedures include:
Am I a Suitable Candidate for Scar Revision?
To determine if you are a suitable candidate for Scar Revision, you should schedule a consultation with Dr Magnusson particularly when your scars are noticeable even after the wound heals, and you have tried all noninvasive measures.
Dr Magnusson may recommend Scar Revision after considering a number of factors, such as:
Candidates for Scar Revision usually have one of the following: