A scar is a visible reminder of a past injury, illness or surgery; a sign that the body healed itself. In some cases, the healing process goes smoothly, and the scar left behind is not noticeable enough to be a significant cosmetic concern. Other times, wounds do not heal as well, leaving you with a scar that causes considerable embarrassment. When these marks are disfiguring to the point of impacting your self-esteem, scar revision can minimize their appearance, restoring your confidence in your appearance.

An experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Saad is the best choice for your scar revision procedure. Dr. Saad has dedicated his life and career to helping his patients address a variety of aesthetic concerns, achieving results that are both natural and beautiful. He possesses the techniques and treatments necessary to help you look and feel your best, no matter where your scar is located or what type of scar it is.

A scar is a visible reminder of a past injury, illness or surgery; a sign that the body healed itself. In some cases, the healing process goes smoothly, and the scar left behind is not noticeable enough to be a significant cosmetic concern. Other times, wounds do not heal as well, leaving you with a scar that causes considerable embarrassment. When these marks are disfiguring to the point of impacting your self-esteem, scar revision can minimize their appearance, restoring your confidence in your appearance.

An experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Saad is the best choice for your scar revision procedure. Dr. Saad has dedicated his life and career to helping his patients address a variety of aesthetic concerns, achieving results that are both natural and beautiful. He possesses the techniques and treatments necessary to help you look and feel your best, no matter where your scar is located or what type of scar it is.

Are You a Candidate?

The different types of scars that can be addressed using scar revision treatment include:

Hypertrophic Scars

These thick, red scars usually protrude above the surface of the skin and can become quite obtrusive. These scars are usually confined to the borders of the original wound, which means their growth is somewhat limited. If your hypertrophic scar does not improve over time or with the help of steroid injections, your physician may recommend surgical treatment to give you the best results.

Contractures

Contractures are depressed scars that often occur as a result of severe burns. They form when the underlying tissue constricts and pulls together during the healing process. When this type of scar grows larger, it can inhibit movement and function in that area. This is especially problematic if the scar is near a joint like the elbow, knee or neck.

Keloid Scars

Keloid scars can be some of the most challenging to treat since they tend to grow quite large and have a high recurrence rate. The most common places to see keloids develop include visible spots like the ears, face or neck. Keloid scars extend outside the boundaries of the original wound and often require a combination of medication and excision to treat.

Options in Scar Revision

Dr. Saad employs different techniques in scar revision that allow him to tailor each treatment to the precise needs of his patients. Some of those options include:

Injectable Treatments

Dermal fillers can fill in small, shallow scars to create a smoother appearance. This procedure can be performed in just a few minutes and does not involve any recovery period. However, the results of injectable treatments are only temporary, so the procedure will need to be repeated every few months to maintain them. Fat transfer is another injectable option in scar revision that offers results that last much longer and are completely natural.

Laser Procedures

Laser skin resurfacing reduces the appearance of rough scarring, resulting in a smoother, more even surface to the skin. Laser treatments offer a variety of additional benefits as well, including a reduction in signs of aging and pigmentation marks.

Surgical Excision

Some scars will respond best to a minor surgical procedure that removes the scar and surrounding tissue, leaving a much smaller, less noticeable mark in its place. Dr. Saad can use incisions known as Z-plasty to create a nearly imperceptible line in some cases. Both keloid and hypertrophic scars respond well to surgical excision when appropriate.

Skin Grafting

Substantial scars may require a more extensive surgical procedure to produce satisfactory results. Some may need a skin graft to adequately cover the injured area. A small flap of skin, tissue and vessels is removed from a donor area and placed over the scar to create an aesthetically pleasing look. This procedure may be done using general anesthesia, and in some cases, requires an overnight stay in the hospital. Dr. Saad can advise you on whether skin grafting is the right choice for you.

About Your Procedure and Recovery

Except for skin grafting, scar revision procedures are performed in Dr. Saad’s office using local anesthetic if necessary. Treatment times vary, with just a few minutes for injectables to 30-60 minutes for laser treatments and surgical excision. After your procedure, you should be able to resume your daily routine right away. Results of scar revision take time to develop as the new incision slowly heals, but those results will be permanent.

Don’t let an old, unsightly scar keep you from looking or feeling your best. Contact Dr. Saad’s office today to determine which scar revision treatment is the right one for you.

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