For individuals whose skin has been left scarred after injury, scar revision may help to improve appearance and overall self-confidence. Scar revision is intended to reduce the appearance of the scar so that is consistent with the surrounding tone and texture of the skin. Treatment options for scar revision may vary based on the type and degree of scarring.
At Albany Medical Center, our plastic surgeons understand that complexity of scar revision surgeries. Since there are a number of treatments for scar revision, your plastic surgeon will recommend the one that’s best for you. Treatments may include:
- Simple topical treatments
- Minimally invasive procedures
- Surgical revision using advanced techniques
Depending on the procedure performed to correct the scarring, the recovery process varies. Usually after scar revision, there is localized swelling, discoloration or discomfort of the area treated. Healing from surgery may take several weeks, and it may take several months to a year for the scar to fully fade. But the final result of scar revision surgery is long-lasting.