Scar revision is a type of surgery to improve scars. Advertising makes the treatment of scars very confusing. There are thousands of products with packaging promising anything and everything. Most people with disfiguring scars know most of these products offer little help.
Some scars can be improved with surgery however: scar revision surgery. Here’s an example of a scar revision case from my Orange County Practice:
Scar revision does not help all scars but rather scars that are wide or pigmented. In small cases, the surgery can be done in the office under local anesthesia only (numbing shots.) This brings the cost down. This doesn’t make it cheap, but makes it less expensive. Lasers are usually not used in scar revision surgery as they are not of proven benefit. Lasers do increase the cost however.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2011-11-18 07:30:42.