Scar Revision Procedure
Scottsdale AZ & Gilbert AZ

Scar repair surgery can dramatically minimize a scar, bringing patients considerable psychological relief.

About Scar Repair Surgery

Dr. Rochlin uses several procedures for different kinds of scars.

  • Injectables can fill in depressions left by acne pitting and minor injuries.
  • is used to resolve deep scars.
  • Cryotherapy can remove small keloid scars.
  • Surface treatments like microneedling, chemical peels, or laser or light therapy can flatten a raised scar (including larger keloid scars) and soften irregular surfaces, and reduce uneven pigmentation and texture.
  • Scars from burns can be treated with tissue substitutes if the area lacks healthy tissue.
  • Skin tissue can be gradually expanded with a surgically-implanted balloon so that a scar can be cut off.

Most scar revision surgery can be done with a local anesthetic.

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How to Prepare for a Scar Revision Procedure?

Don’t take pain-relieving medications for about a week before a scar revision procedure or scar repair surgery since they can increase bleeding. If you take blood thinners, talk to the prescribing doctor. Don’t drink alcohol and stay away from tobacco smoke for at least a week before the procedure.

What to Expect From a Scar Revision Procedure?

After a scar is removed, the treated area will be covered with a surgical dressing. You might go home with a tube to help drain the wound. You will be given instructions on caring for the wound as well. Swelling and bruising are normal after any scar procedure or surgery and will go away after a week.

Scar Revision Surgery and Procedure FAQs

The goal of every scar revision procedure is to eliminate the scar to get an even, natural look of skin. Not every scar can be fully eliminated, but the results are long-lasting and may even be permanent if the area is not re-injured.
Deep scars may require more additional work.
Wounds from surgically-repaired scars can take one to two weeks to heal. It may take up to a year to see full scar revision surgery before and after effects.
There may be some pain early in the healing process. It’s OK to take pain medication to control it.
Yes. Surgical scar revision provides physical relief and improved mobility of the scarred area. In fact, insurance might pay for scar revision procedures if the scar causes physical problems or affects functioning. Your insurer may require that you get physical therapy as well.