Scars from physical injuries and prior medical procedures can often produce a variety of physical and psychological issues. Scar tissue may produce itching and interfere with normal body flexibility or function. In some cases, related issues like keloids may result from the presence of scar tissue. For many people, scars can also be damaging psychologically, eroding self-confidence.
Scar revision is a relatively quick and simple outpatient procedure that can usually be performed in the doctor’s office. There is no need for most patients to undergo general anesthesia. The scar revision procedure may include a steroid injection, laser treatment or dermabrasion. For unusually persistent scars, the physician may recommend complete removal and closure.
Following the procedure, an antibiotic ointment should be applied to the affected area. If any sutures were used to close the area, they can typically be removed within 7 days.
To learn more about scar revision, please visit the Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics website or call 561-624-0900.