Scar Repair

Scars can occur as the result of birthmarks, acne, or injury, and they can be a serious point of self-consciousness for many people. There is absolutely no shame in having a scar. However, sometimes, scars are unwanted due to bad associations or dissatisfaction about their appearance. If this is the case for you, read more to learn about our scar repair options and how they could benefit you and your journey.

What Is Scar Repair?

Scar repair, which is commonly known as scar revision, consists of various treatments that can be used to lessen the appearance of scars on the face or body. The techniques that we offer can help us match your scar to the rest of your skin, leading to a less obvious appearance. This treatment is only an ideal option for people who are looking for cosmetic relief. In the case of scars that limit body function or cause significant pain, other medical treatment is usually necessary. Some common causes of scarring include acne, burns, previous surgery, poorly healed piercings, previous infections, and past injuries.

Who Is a Candidate for Scar Repair?

Candidates for scar repair are people who are looking to minimize scar appearance for emotional or cosmetic reasons, rather than people who are trying to get rid of painful scars. Candidates are people in generally good health who don’t have underlying conditions that could prevent successful treatment and healing. Ideal candidates should also have reasonable expectations–scars won’t be eliminated completely, but their appearance can be drastically minimized. Ideal candidates also have scars that are over one year old, since older scars respond better to treatment.

What to Expect During a Scar Repair Treatment

Depending on the type of care being received, the preparation will look different. You will generally be advised to stop smoking to ensure proper healing, and you should also try to eat foods rich in essential vitamins to make the healing process quicker. You also might be asked to alter or stop taking certain medications. Our team will go over the preparation process with you.

You can receive topical treatments, injectable treatments, resurfacing treatments, and, in some cases, surgery. The length and type of treatment will depend on your anatomy and your preferences. Our team will discuss this with you to determine what kind of treatment would be best for you and what that process will look like.

Scar Repair Aftercare

Certain methods might take longer to show results than others. In the case of topical treatments, for example, you might not see results for a few months. If your treatment is surgical, you should expect more downtime, or time where you rest and try not to engage in vigorous activity. We’ll work with you to schedule follow up appointments and give you a detailed plan on how to care for your scar after treatment, depending on the technique that was used.

Schedule a Consultation

Our team at Modern Aesthetic Plastic Surgery understands that scars are highly personal. Each scar has a unique story behind it, and treatment of scars requires trust. We want to earn your trust by listening to you and collaborating with you to take your needs, concerns, and questions into account. Together, we can help you move toward true self confidence. To learn more about scar repair options offered at our practice, schedule a consultation with us today.

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