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How long before a scar heals after scar revision surgery?

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Dr. Ralph Rosato
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Dr. Ralph Rosato
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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Scar healing

Layered scars can take up to a year for complete healing.
The strength of t he scar tissue is always less than normal skin.

In brief: Scar healing

Layered scars can take up to a year for complete healing.
The strength of t he scar tissue is always less than normal skin.
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
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