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Scar Revision – Surgical Scar Care – Delray Beach and Boca Raton*

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About Scar Revision Treatment

If you have noticeably large scars or tiny scars that will never go away on their own, you may be a great candidate for scar revision surgery at Inspire Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa. We help patients of all ages improve the appearance of their scars from trauma or leftover surgical wounds where the surgeon did not take precaution for scars. We offer our patients a consultation for scar revision surgery in our office in Delray Beach, FL. While our talented and experienced plastic surgeons cannot make your scars go away completely, we can assess the issue and make a plan to minimize the appearance of your scars (anywhere on your body). A scar revision may be a series of cosmetic surgeries and treatments performed all at once or in stages. We also keep in mind that whatever surgery or treatment you choose, we will make sure it will not damage the skin surrounding the scar itself.

Types of Scars

Since there are various scar revision procedures that address different types of scars, it is beneficial to recognize the correct type a patient has in order to treat it effectively.

  • Atrophic scars take on a sunken look and are usually caused by surgery, acne, trauma or chickenpox.
  • Keloid scars occur due to cell overproduction following  skin injury. They are raised, thick and have a red-purple color and extend beyond the original wound. They can be itchy or painful.
  • Hypertrophic scars are raised and red in color but don’t expand beyond the wound area. They can restrict movement.
  • Scar contractures are usually the result of burns and lead to the skin shrinking, tightening and cause movement restriction.

What to Expect

Depending on the type of scar that a patient has, along with the size, location and its appearance, a surgeon can employ several different procedures. For surface scars, you may be prescribed topical ointments, tapes or external compression to improve discoloration. With shave excision, a surgical shaver is used to remove the top part of the scar to leave a more even surface. Sunken or depressed scars can be injected with various substances to improve texture and overall appearance. Dermabrasion, light therapy, and chemical peels can also be deployed to improve the appearance of scars. There are other various procedures that can be performed to help minimize the appearance of scars. For scars that require a more invasive approach, surgery may be required.

We can perform out-patient scar revision surgeries in our surgical facility at Inspire Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa. Depending on the type of scar you have and the techniques for revision selected, you may have a local or a general anesthetic. In a treatment planning session, your board-certified plastic surgeon will create a customized surgical plan to meet your needs.

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Unsightly or painful scars no longer have to be a bother. Our patients may feel burdened by an existing scar of such nature and are invited to call Inspire Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa to schedule a consultation. We will evaluate the scar and recommend a treatment approach so that you can show your skin without anxiety or worry. We look forward to meeting with you soon in Delray Beach!

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