- Posted on: Mar 3 2021
What is a scar revision?
Scar revision surgery attempts to minimize a scar so that it appears to blend in with its surrounding skin tone and texture. Scar revision is surgery performed to improve the condition or appearance of a scar anywhere on your body. Different type of scarring requires different types of treatment.
Identifying Your Scarring
Hyperpigmentation: Also known as discoloration or surface irregularities, these are among the more common, subtle scarring. These types of scars do not affect functionality or cause physical discomfort. Often, history or acne, minor injury or surgical incisions have been the known causes of hyperpigmentation scarring.
Hypertropic: A raised, sometimes red and/or uncomfortable scarring made up of a thick cluster of scar tissue that develops directly at a wound site. Aside from red, this type of scarring can be hyperpigmented (darker in color) or hypopigmented (lighter in color).
Keloid: Not to be confused with hypertopic scars, Keloid scarring is larger and extend beyond the edges of the original wound site or incision.
Contractures: Scarring that restricts movement due to skin and underlying tissue that pull together during healing. Most commonly, this type of scarring is experienced after loss of tissue due to a severe injury, such as a burn.
Contact our office today to set up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Monasebian to help identify what type of scarring you have and the best options to revise them.
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