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Scar revision

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.

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.

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.

Scar Revision Before and After Results

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