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  Scar Revision

A scar can occur either from an accidental injury or because of a prior surgery. Scars develop and mature over time and typically should not be revised until a minimum of 90 days has passed from the initial surgery or injury. Due to various processes, including the unique healing processes of each person, the scar that results may be less than satisfactory. Scar revision is an attempt to improve the appearance of a scar or improve the effect of a scar on surrounding anatomical structures through surgical or non-surgical methods.

Before surgical scar revision is pursued, Dr. DeBloom will evaluate the area in question and may suggest simple injections of steroid medications or sanding of the scar to improve the appearance. While scar revision is normally safe, there is always the possibility of complications. These may include infection, bleeding, or the recurrence of an unsightly scar. It is important that patients have realistic expectations because scar revision is aimed at improving but not eliminating the original scar.