Scar Revisions

Whether they’re caused by accidents or by surgery, scars are unpredictable. Many variables can affect the severity of scarring, including the size and depth of the wound, the blood supply to the area, the thickness and color of your skin, and the direction of the scar.

Scar Revisions

A scar is the body’s natural way of healing and replacing lost or damaged skin. A scar is usually composed of fibrous tissue. Scars may be formed for many different reasons, including as a result of infections, surgery, injuries, or inflammation of tissue.

Scars may appear anywhere on the body, and the composition of a scar may vary, appearing flat, lumpy, sunken, or colored. The scar may be painful or itchy. The final look of a scar depends on many factors, including the skin type and location on the body, the direction of the wound, the type of injury, age of the person with the scar, and his or her nutritional status. A scar revision is a procedure done on a scar to alter the appearance of the scar.

While no scar can be removed completely, Dr. Namazie can improve the appearance of a scar, making it less obvious through surgical procedures known as scar revisions.

A scar revision procedure can:

  • Improve the cosmetic appearance of the scar
  • Improve an itchy scar
  • Restore function to a part of the body that may have been restricted by the scar