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. San Diego patients usually return to work or regular activities after scar revision within a few days.