Scar Revision Beverly Hills
After injury to the skin, healing occurs through the formation of scar tissue. The appearance of a scar can vary from inconspicuous to noticeable. In certain instances, hypertrophic or keloid scars can result that are large and even disfiguring. The amount of scar tissue that is formed after injury is unpredictable, as various factors determine what the scar will ultimately look like. Scarring can even limit function of a particular area of the body. Scar revision is a procedure that aims to improve the appearance of scar tissue and restore function to the body.
There are many ways to treat scars, including topical therapy, injectable therapy, and surgical therapy. Dr. Hadeed offers the option of scar revision surgery along with less invasive methods to improve the appearance of your scar. During your consultation, Dr. Hadeed will obtain all of the relevant information regarding your injury before selecting an appropriate surgical plan to address your scar. Although it is impossible to completely eliminate any scar, Dr. Hadeed utilizes the latest in surgical technology to dramatically improve the appearance of your scar.
Scar revision can be performed as either an office-based or outpatient procedure, depending on the level of complexity of the revision. Recovery is generally quick from the procedure. It may take several weeks for the swelling, bruising, and discomfort to subside. You should avoid any activities that place stress on the incision area. You will notice changes in the appearance of the scar over the first several months. You should avoid direct exposure of the treated area to the sun for several months after scar revision, as exposing the scar to the sun may cause permanent discoloration. Although the initial results will be noticeable, it usually takes one year to see the final result.