Scar revision is a treatment to reduce the appearance of scars, which are marks left on your skin after wounds heal.
The goal of scar revision is to help your scar more closely match the color and texture of your surrounding skin.
There are many types of scars. They can be thick and raised (hypertrophic scars) or excessively large and lumpy (keloid scars). They may also be flat, discolored or depressed (sunken beneath the surface of your skin). The type, location and cause of your scar are important factors in determining the right scar revision treatment for you.
Anyone who has an unwanted scar may consider scar revision. Some common reasons for scarring include
You may need to:
People with diabetes or those who are taking immunosuppressants may need to follow special instructions before scar revision. Additionally, if you’re taking isotretinoin or other medications for severe acne, you may need to delay treatment while you undergo scar revision.