Scar Revision

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.

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Cosmetic services are provided on a fee-for-service basis. If your provider determines that a surgery is not medically indicated, * the services are not provided or covered by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and you are financially responsible to pay for them. Clinical services are provided by providers or contractors of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. Results of services vary among patients and cannot be guaranteed. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals may receive compensation for providing facilities and/or other support in connection with these services. For specific information about your covered health plan benefits, please see your Evidence of Coverage (EOC) or for Kaiser members, please contact Member Services at 1-800-464-4000.[Photo(s) show(s) model(s), not actual patient(s).] 
*Medically indicated treatment means treatment that is recommended in the professional judgment of physician after consideration of relevant medical standards.

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