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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

Dr. Barry Press
180 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)

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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

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I had scar revision done a month ago. Will the scar go away?

I had scar revision done a month ago. Will the scar go away?

Permanent scar: A scar can improve with time and become barely visible but it can never completely disappear. ...Read more

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How long after the original scar heals can scar revision be done?

How long after the original scar heals can scar revision be done?

6 months to a year: Scar remodeling physiology typically takes 6 months to a year to get to close to final appearance to determine if scar revision is even necessary. Early treatment includes massage, pressure, avoid sun exposure, silicone sheating and topical aids. ...Read more

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I had a scar revision about 8 weeks ago and the scar is still pink. Should i be worried?

Pink scar: Pink color is common for a scar and can take up to six months to resolve. If it does not resolve it can be improved with ipl or a pulse dye laser. ...Read more

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Is scar revision effective for facial scars?

Is scar revision effective for facial scars?

Yes: Scar revision can be effective for facial scars and can consist of simple excision and layered closure for wider scars or use of techniques such as a "Z" plasty or geometric broken line closure to make scars less noticeable. If the scar is raised then microderm abrasion can be effective. Consult your facial plastic surgeon for options. ...Read more

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What is scar revision in forehead?

What is scar revision in forehead?

Excision of old scar: A scar revision involves an excision of the old scar, and reapproximation to try and achieve an improved cosmetic or functional result. Scar tension may also be redirected in the case of contracture or tethering, with different surgical techniques (e.g. Z-plasty) to help revise a scar on the forehead or other areas of the face and body. ...Read more

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Is scar revision surgery safe?

Is scar revision surgery safe?

Yes: Assuming you are in good health and your surgeon is properly trained working in a safe facility. ...Read more

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What does scar revision surgery do?

Scar revision: Scar revision removes an existing scar and places a new fine line like scar that is less noticeable. It can be done in one session but sometimes needs several sessions. ...Read more

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How much does scar revision surgery cost?

Size and lasers: Depends on size or length of the scar and also what type of lasers are used. Many different types of lasers and combination of multiple lasers together are used to treat scars. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens in scar revision surgery?

Please help! what happens in scar revision surgery?

Scar revision: Generally, a hypertrophic (thick) scar is excised. This means that it is removed by cutting it out with a scalpel. The dermis (deep skin) this then repaired in layers. This keeps tension off of the superficial skin and should help to improve the width and quality of the scar. Post surgical therapy with silicone strips or other topical creams may also be helpful ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for scar revision surgery?

What is the recovery time for scar revision surgery?

Months: Most scars are durably healed in 4-6 weeks. But studies have shown the average time for complete scar maturation (become soft, pale, and flat) is 7 months. Some individuals with genetic tendencies for hypertrophic scarring will take 1-2 years or more for their scars to settle down. Keloid-formers (also genetic) may have ongoing scar thickening and widening, which is why keloids are hard to treat. ...Read more

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How long before a scar heals after scar revision surgery?

How long before a scar heals after scar revision surgery?

Scars heal in a year: The healing process is pretty uniform for the first 6 to 12 weeks. After that there are ways to improve the appearance of a heal;ing scar. Pressue on the scar has been shown to decrease the risk of scars raising up above the normal skin. Medications can be injected into the scar and in severe scars/keloids, radiation is sometimes used. The scar is healed when it is no longer red in color. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your thigh to hurt 8 weeks after scar revision?

Is it normal for your thigh to hurt 8 weeks after scar revision?

Not necessarily: It is difficult to say. Depending on the size and location of the scar and type of procedure performed for revision. If the scar was simply excised and closed it would be unusual to still be significantly sore 8 weeks later. Best to discuss with the surgeon that revised the scar. There may be a small nerve nearby or inflammation of the scar from a reaction to the sutures, etc. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the lasers available for scar revision on face?

I was wondering what are the lasers available for scar revision on face?

Several: There are several lasers which can help area of scars on the face. Some stimulate remodeling of the scar tissue, some take redness out, some resurface by removal of the surface and permitting the body to regrow skin over the site to blend the scar edges. I would seek a dermatologist to have a recommendation as to which type may be of use in your specific case. ...Read more

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My facial scars on either side are unsightly. Should i go in for a scar revision surgery?

Facial scars: It completely depends on the scar. Some scars from surgery or injury may be improved by fractional laser treatments and/or bbl treatments for excess pigment. Acne scars can also be treated this way or with devices such as ematrix or through subcision. Sometimes wide, jagged, deep, or unsightly scars require scar revision (cut out scar & resew in more cosmetic fashion). See a plastic surgeon! ...Read more

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What is the cost of hypertrophic scar revision?

Cost scar revision: It varies. I would charge between $1500 to $5000 depending upon the length and complexity of the scar. If general anesthesia is needed then there is fee for the anesthesiologist as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a few old face scars caused by eczema. Is scar revision the best way to remove them?

What to do if I have a few old face scars caused by eczema. Is scar revision the best way to remove them?

Eczema scars: Eczema scars are usually not deep.
Surgery might not be essential. Several laser treatments could improve it. ...Read more

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How effective is acne scar revision?

Acne scars: Acne scarring is very difficult to treat. Do not expect any miracles. It can take many surgeries or lasers etc and still could not look great. Obviously it depends on the extent of scarring. ...Read more

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G tube hole scar revision ?

As long as healed : As long as you wound is well healed and there is no foreseeable short term need for the g-tube. Scar revision is an option. Please realize that the scar may be longer then the original scar but will likely be less depressed. Improvements are possible by removing the scar is impossible. ...Read more

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What type of anaesthia does a scar revision surgery for an appendectomy scar require? Local or general?

What type of anaesthia does a scar revision surgery for an appendectomy scar require? Local or general?

Local if cooperative: If the idea of having the revision perfromed under local sounds ok to you, it will probably be ok with your surgeon too. If you don't like the idea, or can't sit still, then general anesthesia can be used. ...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)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more