Scar Revision

Scar Revision 2018-02-20T13:53:59+00:00
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scar revision is designed to help minimize the appearance of a traumatic or surgical scar. The goal of the procedure is to make the scar blend in with the surrounding skin tissue, leaving a more even and smooth skin tone with better texture and volume. Although a scar can’t be completely eliminated, scar revision treatments can help make the scar much less noticeable.

Ideal candidates for scar revision are healthy, non-smoking individuals who are displeased by the appearance of a scar. Candidates should also not have an active breakout in an area where the scar is being treated.

If you’re interested in learning more about Scar Revision, please contact Awaken Aesthetics to set up a consultation by calling (310) 791-2233 or by completing the form on this page. Awaken Aesthetics serves the Torrance & South Bay, CA areas.

Scar Revision Details

Surgery details

Removed with scissors, scalpel, and/or laser/energy device. Some scars may be amenable to steroid/5fu injection alone or before surgical removal

Length of procedures

15-60 minutes depending on the location/complexity

Anesthesia

Local anesthesia typically adequate

What is the recovery process like?

Majority of swelling and bruising resolved in 1-2 weeks, with normal mild swelling that can take up to 3 months to resolve. Area of removal usually slightly red for at least 4 weeks

How soon can I return to work?

Most patients can resume non-physical work in 2-3 days

How soon can I return to my regular exercise routine?

No lifting more than 20 pounds, and avoid bending/straining for 1 week

Will follow up appointments be necessary?

Usually the day after surgery, and then 1,4, and 12 weeks after surgery

Length of consultation

30-45 minutes and complementary

The Procedure

Scar revision can be broken down into several types of treatments and procedures. The ideal procedure will be selected based on the type of scar being treated, the severity of the scar, and the age of the scar. Typical scar revision procedures can include:

  • Topical treatments designed to fade the scar
  • Injectable treatments, like dermal fillers
  • Surface treatments, like laser therapy, dermabrasions, and chemical peels
  • Surgical removal of scars

During your scar revision consultation, your Awaken Aesthetics surgeon will help you choose the right procedure for you.

The Recovery

The recovery process depends on the type of procedure that you choose. For example, topical treatments may lead to peeling and redness, but these side effects tend to disappear over time. Surface treatments will result in redness, slight swelling, and sun sensitivity; therefore, clients will need to apply sunscreen in the treated areas.

If you’re interested in learning more about Scar Revision, please contact Awaken Aesthetics to set up a consultation by calling (310) 791-2233 or by completing the form on this page. Awaken Aesthetics serves the Torrance & South Bay, CA areas.

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