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 an amazing team!! Dr. Goodwin, Kathy and Angela made a very stressful life event involving my double mastectomy and reconstruction turn from a nightmare into a dream. Very supportive with great bedside manner. This truly talented surgeon has your best interests in mind always."- H.V. / Yelp / Feb 05, 2019
"I've only ever been here for botox but today I had my earlobes worked on by Dr.Schnitt! I used to gauge my ears in my teenage years and it's been a major regret in my adult years lol! I'm SO happy with how they look already. What I also love is that they let you choose your Pandora station, so I had the Bob Marley station on love this place! Staff is always so nice."- K.B. / Yelp / Jan 10, 2020
"Amazing Experience in an Emergency and After - Dr. Jack consulted with my family about scarring from tracheotomy when they had to decide to move me from intubation to a trach. Shd assured them she could fix it. She did the revision and no one notices it now even though it’s in the center of my neck."- C. / RealSelf / Dec 16, 2019
"Dr Schnitt is an absolute perfectionist and we had a wonderful experience with him. I would highly recommend him for your surgical needs. He's very hands on with the care of his patients and we really appreciated that. Check out his YouTube channel!"- C.S. / Yelp / Dec 01, 2019
"I cannot wait to have them repierced - It was a pleasure to have Dr. Megan Jack take care of my horribly thinning earlobes. I needed to completely have her rebuild my earlobes because recently a stud earring with the back fell through my original piercing. The other piercings had deteriorated so both earlobes were done. Dr Jack is very professional but extremely caring. Now that the lobes are fixed I can not wait to have them re pierced. Dr.Jack will be able to do that in about 5 weeks. My new earlobes look amazing.ESL"- E. / RealSelf / Nov 22, 2019
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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Schedule a Skin Exam Today
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!