Scar Revision in Dayton, OH
Injuries, birth defects, or previous surgeries can all leave unsightly, embarrassing scars that rarely go away on their own. A scar revision performed by a board-certified physician at Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons can help men and women in Dayton, Centerville, Kettering, Huber Heights, and the surrounding areas in Ohio eliminate or reduce the appearance of scars.
What Is Scar Revision?
Scar revision refers to any procedure that reduces or eliminates scars. Although scars are not harmful, many people wish to get rid of them because they are unsightly, painful, or rub against clothing.
A scar revision may be performed using one or more of the following:
- Topical ointments
- Laser treatment
- Surgical removal of the old scar (excision)
- A skin graft to cover the scar
Benefits of a Scar Revision
People most often desire a scar revision to improve their self-esteem, but this procedure can also eliminate the need for at-home treatments and could make it more comfortable for people to wear certain types of clothing.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for a Scar Revision?
Nearly anyone can benefit from a scar revision. During your consultation, we will discuss the various scar revision methods with you to determine which one might work best in your circumstances.
What do I Need to do Before Undergoing a Scar Revision?
This varies according to the exact procedure being used and will be discussed in greater detail during your consultation.
What Should I Expect on the Day of my Scar Revision Procedure?
Scar revisions are outpatient procedures that take around an hour in most cases. If you are having a skin graft or excision, you will require local anesthesia. For other procedures, no anesthesia whatsoever is required.
How Long Does it Take to Perform a Scar Revision?
Typically around 60 minutes.
What to Expect After a Scar Revision
It will take some time for your skin to heal following a laser treatment, excision, or skin graft. Your skin may feel dry, itchy, and more sensitive than normal during this time. Keeping your skin well moisturized with an allergy-free lotion will alleviate discomfort and help speed healing.
Will I Have Scars After Getting a Scar Revision?
No, the purpose of a scar revision is to eliminate scars, not to create them.
When Will I See the Results?
It normally takes several weeks for your scar to be completely eliminated, and you will notice gradual results over time rather than seeing them all at once.
How Long Will the Results of a Scar Revision Last?
A scar revision provides permanent results.
Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Scar Revision Results
A good number of our Dayton and Centerville, OH, patients are bothered by moles as well as scars, and desire a mole removal at the same time their scar revision is performed.
How Much Does a Scar Revision Cost in Dayton?
Because you may have different needs than any other patient, we will not be able to discuss the exact cost with you until after your consultation. Cash, personal checks, and credit cards are always accepted for any of the procedures we offer, and many of our patients will also qualify for low-interest financing.
Scars can sometimes be as bothersome as the problem that caused them in the first place. If you are annoyed by large, unsightly, or painful scars and live in Dayton, Centerville, Kettering, or a surrounding city in Ohio, please contact Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons to find out more about scar revision.