There are a number of procedures that may be recommended for scar revision. In some cases, a combination of treatments may be the best approach for minimizing the appearance of the scar as much as possible. Treatment options begin with removal of the old scar and might include:
- Injectable fillers
- Skin resurfacing treatment
- Incision closure techniques
- Tissue expansion or skin grafts
- microfat grafting
In most cases, scar revision is performed by Dr. Kaweski at Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. Discomfort after the procedure is usually minimal and sufficiently managed with oral pain medication. La Mesa and San Diego patients usually return to work or regular activities after scar revision within a few days.
What about results?
Immediately following the procedure, the new scar will be red and noticeable. Over time, the color and appearance of the scar will fade, which may take 12-24 months, Results of scar revision are considered permanent although subsequent procedures may be recommended to further reduce visibility of the scar.
If you are unhappy with the look of a scar, the staff at Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery in the La Mesa and San Diego area can help. Contact our office at (619) 464-9876 to learn more about how Dr. Kaweski can help you say goodbye to that unsightly scar for good.