At our practice, we see a lot of patients for scar revision. With Dr. G’s knowledge of scars and how to treat them, we can significantly reduce the appearance of these unwanted marks.
Advanced Treatments for Scars
Many individuals come to Dr. G to revise their scar(s). This can include scars from plastic surgery, a C-section, burns, dog bites, trauma, and much more. If you have scars that you want to improve, Dr. G offers many options to treat them.
Types of Scars
- Acne Scars: Can range from light to deeply pitted
- Contracture Scars: Often result from a burn
- Keloid Scars: A raised, dark scar that results from an injury and goes beyond the border
- Hypertrophic Scars: A raised, red scar within the border of the injury
- Atrophic Scars: Indented scars that develop after trauma (chicken pox, mole removal, etc.)
Scar Revision Treatment Options
Dr. G will evaluate the type of scar you have, how severe it is, and how long you’ve had it in order to determine the right scar revision treatment plan. Some options include the following:
Microneedling is a collagen-inducing skin treatment that breaks down old scar tissue while promoting the formation of brand-new skin cells. The fresh new collagen that it produces creates smoother skin and helps to fill in scarred areas.
Fractora™ is a radiofrequency-based treatment that takes a two-pronged approach to scar revision: it utilizes both skin resurfacing and ablation. Fractora kick-starts natural collagen production, which results in smoother skin and scars that are more filled-in.
Chemical peels are often used to reduce the appearance of superficial scars. When the chemical solution is applied, the top layer of damaged skin is removed. By removing this top layer, the skin regenerates. This results in a smoother, less visible appearance of scars.
Depending on your specific scars, dermal fillers may be an excellent option. They are often used in combination with other scar revision treatments to enhance results. Radiesse®, Juvéderm®, and Restylane® are all known for getting great results for scar reduction.
Scar Revision Surgery
If none of the above scar revision options are getting satisfactory results, surgery may be needed. In surgical scar revision, the entire scar is removed, and the skin is then re-joined. A new scar will develop from this, but the objective is to create a scar that is less visible.
Fat transfer has been shown to soften scars, fill voids, and diminish the thick, fibrous quality of scars. Many times fat transfer is a superior way of improving the texture, firmness, or contour of scarred tissue permanently.
Dr. G Plastic Surgery for Scar Revision
If you’re bothered by one or more scars and want to do something about it, don’t wait any longer. We encourage you to contact our office to book a consultation with board-certified Dr. Joseph Grzeskiewicz (“Dr. G” to his patients). In practice for over 20 years, Dr. G is an expert in revision procedures. He—along with his experienced staff—makes sure that a relationship based on trust and honesty is created with every patient he treats. Our passion is making our patients happy, and we make sure that you get the best possible advice and are fully content with your results.Learn More