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Scar Revision

Unsightly scars as a result of previous acne, blister, injury or infection are permanent and can impede movement or alter your appearance. There are numerous factors affecting scar formation, such as your skin type, the location of scar and the severity of the wound. Skin pigmentation, abnormal directions, texture and raised overgrowths of scar tissue (keloids) all make a scar more noticeable. At Allure Aesthetic Surgery of Beverly Hills, Dr. David Shamouelian, a highly-experienced face plastic surgeon, offers scar revision treatment to improve your appearance and restore function.

Scar Revision Procedure

Depending on the scar’s complexity and location, scar revision procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation and takes a few hours to complete. Dr. Shamouelian offers various options for scar revision, such as laser, injectable or surgical treatments. The type of treatment required is determined based on the size, location and type of the scar. Scar revision treatment’s main goal is to minimize and change the scar’s texture for it to blend with the surrounding skin.

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Types of Scar Revision Treatments

During your initial consultation, Dr. Shamouelian will determine which approach is best for your scar. Most cases take at least two treatment sessions before achieving the desired results. Here are some of the treatment options:

  • Surgical excision
  • Z-plasty and W-plasty
  • Dermabrasion
  • Flaps, grafts, and artificial skin
  • Collagen injections
  • Steroid application/injection
  • Laser therapy

Types of Scar Revision Treatments

  • Permanent results
  • Makes scars less visible
  • It can treat any type of scars in any part of the body
  • Minimum pain and discomfort during the procedure