Scars are the visible signs after wounds heal. They are often unavoidable results of injury or surgery, and their development can be unpredictable. Poor healing may contribute to scars that are unappealing and even wounds that heal well can result in scars that alter your appearance. At Idaho Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery, we see patients who have experienced trauma to the face that resulted in undesirable outcomes (for example, skin care patients after Mohs surgery). These patients have noticeable scars due to the scar’s size and shape. They can be depressed or raised, and may have different textures and tones from adjacent healthy tissue.
Scar Revision Treatments
Treatment alternatives vary based on the type and severity of scarring. After assessment, our physicians may recommend topical treatments, minimally invasive procedures, or surgical revision. Surgical revision uses advanced techniques in wound closure, with the goal making existing scars less conspicuous. The surgical approach may focus on skin grafting to improve the health of tissue and/or removing scar tissue and suturing the wound with great precision.
Good Candidates for Scar Revision
Patients who are looking for solutions that will effectively reduce the visibility of their scars are good candidates for a scar revision. To ensure that patients get the best results from these non-surgical or surgical treatments, they will need to have realistic expectations.
To help the doctor determine how to best conduct a patient’s scar revision treatment, the patient will need to come in for a consultation. This will involve an examination of the scar that needs to be treated and a discussion regarding the patient’s health. If there are any concerns that the patient might have regarding scar revision treatments, they can bring them up during the consultation.
Scar Revision Aftercare
The type of treatment that the patient gets for their scar revision will determine what they will need to do during the recovery period. Non-surgical treatments don’t involve significant downtime. Surgical treatments will require patients to follow post-procedure care instructions. Minor discomfort may be experienced during the recovery/healing process.
Although scar revision can provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or improve a scar that has healed poorly, a scar cannot be completely erased. Below is an example of a scar revision surgery performed at Idaho Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery.
Learn More About Scar Revision
To find out which type of scar revision in Boise is right for you, contact our office today. We will be happy to help you set up your personalized consultation.