Unsightly scars don’t just carry social stigma. Certain types can also cause pain and pose greater risks to your health.
If you’re living with a stubborn scar or lesion, Dr. Scot McKenna has the expertise to perform the revision surgery you need with care and accuracy. With his patient-first approach, Dr. McKenna will discuss your needs and goals with you to ensure you’re confident in your procedure.
If you’re ready to look and feel great in your skin, schedule your appointment with Dr. McKenna today.
Scar revision is performed to improve the condition or appearance of a scar anywhere on your body. After an injury or surgery, often a scar will remain as a visible sign of a wound that has healed. While scars are a natural part of healing, their development can be unpredictable. Scar revision surgery is meant to minimize the scar so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture.
Whenever you’re considering a scar revision surgery, it’s important to remember that although scar revision can provide a more pleasing aesthetic result or improve a scar that has healed poorly, a scar cannot be completely erased.
Yes. Different types of scars can appear on your body in different ways, and each type of scar requires individualized treatment. The most common types of scars Dr. McKenna treats include:
Dr. McKenna offers a variety of options for removing a lesion or scar.
Topical treatments, such as gels, tapes, or external compression, can help in wound closure and healing or to reduce the ability of skin to produce irregular pigment. These products may be used to treat existing surface scars and discoloration and to aid in the healing of scar revision procedures.
Injectable treatments are often used to fill depressed or concave scars. Depending on the injectable substance used and your particular scar conditions, results may last from three months to several years, and therapy must be repeated to maintain results.
Surface treatments are most often used for cosmetic improvement of scars. These methods can soften surface irregularities and reduce uneven pigmentation. Specific surface treatment options include:
Advanced techniques in scar revision include complex flap closure to reposition a scar so that it is less conspicuous or to improve flexibility where contracture has restricted mobility. Some of these more advanced techniques include:
During any type of scar removal procedure, you will be sedated and/or anaesthetized while in surgery to keep you comfortable. Dr. McKenna will discuss your treatment plan with you in detail and recommend the best option for your needs.