Scar revision is performed to improve the appearance of a scar so that it matches better with the surrounding skin tone and texture. GK Dermatology offers Weymouth MA scar revision treatment at our South Shore MA office.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Scar Revision?
Patients who are bothered by a scar may seek scar revision treatment options. It is important that patient has a positive outlook and realistic goals. Being physically healthy and a non-smoker enhances the success of treatment. Also, the area to be treated should be free of acne and other skin diseases. The amount of improvement depends on the severity of the scarring in addition to the type, size and location of the scar.
Treatment Options for Scar Revision
A combination of different treatment options is typically often required for best results. Your dermatologist or plastic surgeon may consider topical treatments (gels, bleaching agents, tapes or external compression), injectable fillers (fill depressed or concave scars), procedures that improve texture or pigmentation (laser resurfacing or IPL, dermabrasion, chemical peeling) and surgery (incision, tissue substitutes, tissue expansion).