Scars can appear anywhere on the body, and they can be caused by the smallest or largest injury. When your skin and body get hurt, a scar is formed. The body produces extra collagen, and these protein fibers gather together to heal and protect your body from infection. The appearance of a scar depends primarily on the size, depth, and location of the wound. Your unique skin type, color, and thickness play a role, as do your age, medications, and overall health. Scar revision treatments minimize scars and make them less conspicuous, so they blend in with the surrounding skin tone and texture of smooth and healthy-looking skin. 

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Candidates

Ideal candidates are men and women who are physically healthy and bothered by a scar anywhere on their bodies. Dr. Ostad will examine your scars, the age of the scar, and the condition of your skin to provide you with a fully customized treatment plan and superior results.

Procedure

Scar revision can transform visible scars, whether due to acne, trauma, or surgery, to leave the affected skin appearing smoother and healthier and the scars less noticeable. At Ariel Ostad MD PC, we offer a variety of solutions for scars from lasers, Morpheus radiofrequency, fillers, and dermabrasion to surgical removal. The type of treatment used depends on the type of scar the patient has.

Types of Scars Ariel Ostad MD PC Treats:

  • Hyperpigmentation: darker skin color left by mild trauma
  • Atrophic: depressed, flat, or jagged scarring in upper skin layers
  • Hypertrophic: raised scars that usually result from infection or injury
  • Keloids: thick, clustered scars (triggered by over-aggressive collagen production) that exceed the area of tissue damage; dark-skinned people are often more prone to develop keloids
  • Contractures: burn scars that tighten and leave the skin shiny and smooth
  • Stretch marks: tears within deeper skin layers, appearing red or white, with an uneven, unsightly surface
  • Acne scars: this is the most common and troublesome type of scarring, affecting the face, often developing during adolescence or early adulthood; ice pick scars are large open pores, deep and narrow, generally on cheeks; boxcar scars are more extensive with depressed skin areas resulting from inflammation; rolling scars, caused by infection, give the skin a wavy appearance

Scar Revision

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Recovery

After your surgical scar revision, the initial healing may take one to two weeks. You may experience localized swelling, discoloration, and discomfort. Healing will continue for several weeks, and the new scar will slowly refine and fade. Scar revision treatments have little-or-no downtime.

BEFORE & AFTER

Results

Final results after scar revision treatment are long lasting, but it may take several months to see the final outcome. In some cases, it can take up to one year for the new scar to fully heal and fade. Patients can experience an improvement in tone, texture, and radiance in their skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recovery time after scar revision treatment?

After surgical scar revision, the initial healing may take one to two weeks. You may experience localized swelling, discoloration, and discomfort. Healing will continue for several weeks, and the new scar will slowly refine and fade. Recovery is similar after laser therapy, but much quicker after microneedling or microdermabrasion. These treatments have little or no downtime.

What causes scars?

When the skin is injured, the body produces extra collagen in the area of the injury. This meshwork of protein fibers collects to draw the wound together, allowing it to heal and protect you from infection. The appearance of a scar depends primarily on the size, depth, and location of the wound. Your unique skin type, color, and thickness play a role, as do your age, medications, and overall health.

Are scar revision results long-lasting?

Your final results after scar treatment will be long-lasting, but it may take several months to see the full outcome. In some cases after scar revision surgery, it can take up to a year for the new scar to fully heal and fade.

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