What Is Advanced Scar Revision?
- Posted on: Jul 15 2023
Your body works hard to take care of you. It works even harder to make sure that any wounds are taken care of, and your skin is even tougher than before. When your tissue breaks from cuts or any deep wound, your body will build up tissue to repair it as fast as possible and tougher than before. This is what creates scar tissue. Scar tissue is an essential part of your body’s healing process and is incredibly beneficial.
The only issue is that scars often are very noticeable and become blemishes on the body. While scarring is a natural part of the body, it may make some people uncomfortable and make them want to get rid of it. Thankfully, scar revision can help get rid of unwanted scars. Let’s explore what scar revision is so you can decide if it’s right for you.
Understanding Scar Revision
Scar revision is the process of reducing the appearance of, and removing, scar tissue on the skin. Scar revisions are not a single procedure but rather a collection of treatments that are designed to treat different types of scars.
While surgery is an option for removing scars, not everyone may be comfortable with that. Thankfully, non-surgical options exist. Lasers can help treat scars by resurfacing the skin. Essentially, a thin layer of skin and pigment is damaged by the laser to engage the body’s natural healing. This will cause a new layer of skin to grow and accelerate scar fading. Microneedling and dermabrasion can also be used to achieve similar results. Both of these techniques involve creating micro-wounds on the skin to create a similar effect.
Surgical removal of scars is best for scars that are larger, are not receptive to other treatments, or when quicker results are desired. Surgical excision of scars is done by surgically removing the scar and then connecting the surrounding tissue. This leaves a smaller, lighter, and far more manageable scar.
Is Scar Revision for Me?
The only person who can make that decision is you. However, we believe that your decision should be an informed one. That’s why Dr. Sachin Shridharani provides comprehensive consultations for every procedure he performs. Dr. Shridharani believes that cosmetic surgery is all about making you feel more comfortable in your body and achieving that in the most efficient way possible. If you’re considering scar revision, then contact Dr. Shridharani’s office at 212-508-0000 today.
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