Scars form naturally when a wound heals. If the appearance of a scar makes you feel self-conscious, you may want to consider scar revision.
Proper scar revision treatment will depend on the type of scar to be treated, the scar’s size, and the tone and texture of the surrounding skin. During your consultation, talk with your physician about what’s right for you.
The most common scar revision treatments offered at Kaiser Permanente are filler injections, skin resurfacing, steroid applications and injections, and tissue rearrangement. All of these procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and if necessary, under local or general anesthetic.
Scar revision may noticeably improve the size, color and texture of a scar, but it will not completely remove a scar, and many scars don’t respond to revision techniques. It’s important to talk with your physician to make sure your expectations are realistic.