Scar revision surgery is a common procedure that improves the appearance of scars. The goal of each procedure is to help you achieve the best possible results. Aesthetic physicians can perform Southlake scar revision procedures on almost any type of scar. They may appear as a linear, raised, or depressed scar. Scar revision can also help with scars that are raised, depressed, or irregular in shape. These scars are often referred to as keloids or hypertrophic scars and may be difficult to treat.
There are many scar revision procedures available to the patient. The most popular ones include:
Microneedling (rejuvenation) therapy
Microneedling (rejuvenation) therapy is a common form of scar revision surgery. In this procedure, your physician will use a small needle to create tiny wounds on your skin. After the wounds heal, they will stimulate the growth of new collagen fibers in the area. That helps reduce wrinkles and improve the skin’s elasticity.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy
Laser scar revision is a surgical procedure that uses lasers to treat lines and scars. The treatment uses growth factors from your blood cells to help heal damaged areas of your body, such as your face or hands. Physicians can perform the procedure in the office under local anesthesia. It usually takes about one hour and can be done on almost any type of scar.
The doctor will use a laser to remove any excess tissue from the skin and smooth over the scar line. The laser also helps improve the appearance of your scar by reducing swelling and redness. That makes your skin look younger and more natural.
Coolsculpting® body contouring treatment
CoolSculpting® is a noninvasive procedure that uses controlled cooling to tighten and tone your body without surgery or downtime. The CoolSculpting® device gently targets fat cells underneath your skin through controlled cooling. As these fat cells shrink away from underlying tissues, they are eliminated from circulation and ultimately removed from under your skin without downtime or pain.
Fractional CO2 laser treatment
The CO2 laser is a highly specialized light capable of delivering precise treatments. Physicians frequently use it for cutaneous (skin) and skin resurfacing, but it is also an excellent treatment option for mild to moderate acne and pigmented scars. The laser heats the collagen in the dermis (our top layer of skin) to release it from the connective tissue below it. Once released, active healing occurs at the skin’s surface, which helps minimize scarring.
Doctors use chemical peels to remove layers of superficial damaged skin cells from your face or body, which helps improve texture and tone and reveal new collagen production within your skin. It also improves the appearance of stretch marks, acne scars, and other types of scars.
During this procedure, physicians inject collagen into the deep layers of your skin to provide temporary filling for post-operative swelling and reduce redness and inflammation caused by minor incisions, cuts, or burns. Filler injections can be used alone or in combination with other cosmetic treatments such as peels or laser resurfacing to achieve optimal results.
There are many different methods for treating scars. Some are more effective than others, and some are better suited to certain types of scars. To determine which method is right for you, it is important that you consult your doctor to help you explore the treatment options available and how each will benefit your specific situation. Contact Medrein Health & Aesthetics to schedule an appointment with an aesthetic physician to learn more about scar revision.