Scar revision is an option for patients with scars originating from injury or surgery. Depending on the severity of the scar, scar revision can aid in improving the appearance and/or function of the affected area. The types of scars that are typically treated are; keloid scars, hypertrophic scars, contracture scars, and unfavorable scarring from surgical procedures. A KELOID is a large, irregular scar that outgrows the site of initial surgery. A HYPERTROPHIC SCAR is an overgrown scar that remains within the confines of the initial injury or cut. The tendency toward the development of hypertrophic scars may be inherited. Hypertrophic scars are usually present without symptoms, pink and relatively firm. The type of scarring will determine the proper course of treatment required.
Surgical Scar Revision is a minimally invasive treatment, usually performed under local anesthetic. The scar is typically cut out and small stitches are used, leaving the scar thinner and less noticeable.
Profractional™ Laser Scar Revision
Profractional™ laser treatment creates tiny ablation zones targeting the epidermis and upper dermis. The treatment stimulates the body’s natural healing process, encouraging the growth of new, healthy skin. The healing process stimulates collagen production, tightens the skin, improves skin texture, and improves age spots and hyperpigmentation. The newly regenerated skin will be smooth, fresh and more youthful in appearance. Profractional™ may be performed on any part of the body including: face, neck, décolletage, arms, and legs.