Scar Revision

A few of the options for the treatment of scars include injectible fillers, light and laser therapy, chemical peels and dermabrasion. Deeper scars usually can be treated only by surgery.

What is Scar Revision?

Scars are marks of injury and once formed will always be there almost permanently. Most of the scars are formed as a result of deep injury to the skin, either during an accident or because of a surgery. It is important to understand there are good looking scars and there are bad looking scars. Healing of scars can be compounded by existing conditions like diabetes, keloids or a predisposition to hypertrophic scars.

What cosmetic surgery options available to treat scars?

Today, there are many cosmetic surgery options available to treat scars. If not make scars disappear altogether, there are treatments available that at least minimize the ungainly appearance of scars. A few of the options for the treatment of scars include injectible fillers, light and laser therapy, chemical peels and dermabrasion. Deeper scars usually can be treated only by surgery.Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), fractional CO2 laser, Erbium laser treatments can produce dramatic improvement in scars. Generally three to four treatments will be required at three week interval. It is an outpatient, quick and easy procedure, commonly performed under topical or local anaesthesia. Which method to choose for the scar treatment depends on the severity of the scar, location of the scar and the age of the patient. It is best to let your cosmetic surgeon decide which method will work best for you.

Questions to ask your Surgeon

Scar Revision Procedures

Simple scar revision procedures can be performed under local anaesthesia for smaller sized scars. The doctor may use dermafillers, injectables or gels to reduce the visibility of the scar and to help it blend in with the rest of the skin. This treatment can require single or multiple sessions depending on the size of the scar.

Pandit Clinic emphasizes on good post-operative care for best results.

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Scar Revision Surgery

No matter how the scar developed, whether due to injury or surgery, generally, patients are not happy with the appearance of a scar. Read more if you have queries about what is a scar, what are the different types of scars, what is scar revision surgery, how to take care of your scar after surgery and so on.

Simple Do's and Don'ts For Scars

DO'S

Massage the wound with Vitamin E. This can lead to a less visible scar.

DO'S

Keep the scar moist to avoid exacerbating its intensity.

DON'TS

Don’t pick at the scabs. This increases scarring and could lead to further discolouration.

DON'TS

Don’t step out into the sun without sunscreen on the scar site.

Dr Shrirang Pandit Cosmetic, Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Shrirang Pandit

MBBS, MS, Mch (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon)

Meet Dr. Shrirang Pandit

Dr. Shrirang Pandit is the founder of the Pandit Clinic. He has an experience of 30+ years in plastic surgery. He is a renowned name in the industry and pioneer of aesthetic lasers in India. Dr. Shrirang Pandit has performed numerous surgeries on children with facial clefts, managed patients with burn injuries and also has a large experience with lasers on Asian Indian skin. He has attended various laser workshops and courses as faculty and is keen on educating the next generations. He is a life member of all the top plastic surgery associations like Association of Plastic Surgeons in India, Association of Surgeons of India, Indian Association of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons, to name a few. He also acts as a key opinion leader for Ultrashape Inc., Lumenis Inc, VASER Sound Surgical Technologies, USA

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