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Scar tissue forms in and on your skin the minute healing activity begins following an injury. Your cells undergo an amazing and complex regeneration process to form new tissue whether damage is from a scrape, cut, burn, or a surgical procedure. But when that natural scarring process creates an unsightly appearance or restricts normal movement, it requires the scar revision surgery skills of an expert cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Javad Sajan.

Your Scarring Concerns

A scar is the visible remainder of a wound that has healed. It can be raised or recessed and the texture and color of the scar may be significantly different from the skin surrounding it. Your scar(s) may have occurred a short or long time ago. A number of factors affect scarring:

  • Age, heredity, and skin characteristics
  • Skin pigmentation (color)
  • The location, size, depth, and extent of the wound
  • Your own natural healing process

Possible Treatments

Topical treatment

Used for some types of existing surface scars and discoloration. It may also be used to facilitate healing following more significant scar revision procedures. Topical treatments include gels, specialized tapes, and external compression.

Surface treatment

Focuses on cosmetic improvement of uneven skin surfaces and pigmentation. Surface treatments include laser or light therapy, dermabrasion, skin lightening agents, and chemical peel solutions.

Surgical removal

Some scar conditions are so significant that they require surgical removal and specialized incision-closing techniques.

Tissue expansion

Stretches the skin of a specific area. Tissue expansion may be part of breast reconstruction or to help improve the appearance or function of tissue that was damaged by injury or a birth defect.

Skin grafting

A surgical procedure that requires careful extraction of thin layers of skin from a donor site on your body and grafting them to another site. This procedure may help restore an injury site that lost a large amount of skin.

Dr. Sajan will formulate a scar revision plan for Scar Revision Surgery, which are specific to your needs including the type(s) of anesthesia, when required. He will discuss the pre-and post-procedure steps you must follow to optimize your healing process.

Scar Revision Procedures

Your scar revision procedure may take place in either our clinic or state-licensed surgery center. An overnight hospital stay is rarely required. You will be given the anesthesia or sedation appropriate for your procedure(s) and monitored at all times to ensure your comfort and safety. Dr. Sajan may prescribe topical treatments for you to use following your skin revision procedure. They may help alleviate itching, swelling, and tenderness.

The amount of time your procedure requires depends on the extent and complexity of revision work to be done. If revision is needed to help you recover from a massive injury, Dr. Sajan may resurface some areas and/or remove hypertrophic (excess) scar tissue restricting movement of muscles, joints, and tendons in other areas.

Is Scar Revision Right for You?

Each scar is different. It is sometimes difficult to determine how soon scar revision can or should be done following a skin trauma. Dr. Sajan may recommend revision surgery within 60 to 90 days following a significant trauma. Or it may be appropriate to wait up to a year while the scar lightens in color. Contact our office and Book a consultation with Dr. Sajan and discuss how scar revision may be able to help you.

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