Scar Revision

If you want to reduce the appearance of a scar, Dr. Elizabeth Renaker-Jansen may be able to help with a scar revision procedure.

You have options when it comes to scar revision, but there are a number of factors to consider, such as size, location, type, and how severe the scar is.

Treatment options include topical treatments, injectables, surface treatments, or surgery. 

Topical Treatments

Gels, tapes, or external compression may be used to close wounds, promote healing, and/or prevent the skin from making irregular pigment.

Injectable Treatments

Injections can fill in scars that dip into the skin. Although results can last from months to years, this is not a single-procedure treatment; additional injections will be needed over time. 

Surface Treatments

A surface treatment can improve the surface of the skin and smooth out pigmentation. Treatments include chemical peels and skin bleaching agents. 

Surgical Treatments

To surgically revise a scar, often the area needs to be expanded through layered closure (building layers of closure with sutures), flap closures, pharmaceutical tissue substitutes, or tissue expansion. Tissue expansion can require multiple surgeries.