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Dr. Barry Press
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Scar Revision (Overview)

Various techniques including surgical revision, steroid injection, and abrasion, meant to improve the appearance and/or orientation of a scar.


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Is scar revision a real thing?

Is scar revision a real thing?

Absolutely: Depending on the location and the type of scar. Scar revision can enhance or sometimes even alter the scar and make it less conceivable to the eyes. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
177 doctors shared insights

Scar Revision (Overview)

Various techniques including surgical revision, steroid injection, and abrasion, meant to improve the appearance and/or orientation of a scar.


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When is scar revision appropriate?

When is scar revision appropriate?

Scars are permanent: While scars are permanent, there are different treatments that can help minimize, fade or hide surgical scars. Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon to find out what your options are. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

If you smoke, stop. Smoking prevents healthy skin from healing
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See a dermatologist to see what options are available
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Find out if you're a candidate for cosmetic scar treatments
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Can scar-revision be dangerous ever?

Can scar-revision be dangerous ever?

Unusual: It is generally a straightforward procedure, but it has risks as do all operations. Take the time to get all of your questions answered satisfactorily before proceeding. ...Read more

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To what extent does scar revision cost?

To what extent does scar revision cost?

Depends: There are several ways of treating scars from over the counter remedies to seeing a plastic surgeon for surgical repair. The sixe of the scar is also a factor. ...Read more

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Please define what is scar revision please?

Please define what is scar revision please?

Scar improvement: Scar revision can include a wide variety of treatment options. By the strict definition, scar revision involves removing an unsightly scar and replacing it with a less objectionable surgical scar. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I prepare my child for scar revision?

How do I prepare my child for scar revision?

Surgery in children: The psychological preparation is the most important part. Explain to him/her in non threatening terms the whole process and emphasize that there will be little to no pain. Offer a reward for after surgery as well. Medically speaking no special preparation is needed, just avoid any Aspirin or Motrin as it increases the risk of bleeding during surgerey. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had successful scar revision?

Has anyone ever had successful scar revision?

Sure: Scar revisions are common. Remember that scars are permanent , can be improved but not removed. It is generally best to wait till the scar is mature (no longer pink) before considering revision. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: scar revision?

What is the definition or description of: scar revision?

Scar Treatments: Various techniques including surgical revision, steroid injection, and abrasion, meant to improve the appearance and/or orientation of a scar. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is such thing as scar revision?

Please let me know if there is such thing as scar revision?

Yes, to improve the: Appearance of mature scars. Depending on your age, the mechanism of injury, and the location of the scar, it may take 6-18 months for a scar to mature (lose all its redness.) it may be possible to revise the scar at that time to make it less objectionable in appearance. Scars cannot be erased or removed, though. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more