A scar is often an unavoidable result of an operation, traumatic injury or burn, and its development can be unpredictable. Poor healing may also contribute to a scar that is visibly obvious or unsightly. Even a wound that heals well can result in a scar that affects your appearance, self-esteem or ability to be comfortable in an intimate setting. These scars may be raised, recessed, or may vary in color or texture from surrounding healthy skin causing them to be particularly noticeable.
If you are bothered by the appearance a scar on your face or body, you may be a candidate for scar revision. Scar revision options include use of topical agents including silicone, steroids, anti-inflammatory agents, retinol based skin care systems, Broad Band Light (BBL) therapy, full field or fractional erbium laser treatments and finally, surgical excision with advanced closure techniques.
This treatment is right for you are bothered by the appearance of a scar, or multiple scars on your face or body. If you have a scar that is raised or prominent, that causes a functional problem like restriction of movement or distortion of adjacent normal structures, you may be eligible for insurance coverage for your treatments.
Is scar revision right for me?
Schedule a consult with our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Aaron Capuano. He will perform a comprehensive assessment and make recommendations to best meet your needs.
Topical agents including silicone, steroid, sunscreen or retinol based skin care system can be applied at home at your own convenience. For laser or surgical procedures, a potent topical anesthetic cream is placed on your face or body, at the location where the treatment will occur, when you arrive at our office. Your laser treatment will commence once your treatment area is numb. For surgical scar excisions, a tiny needle is used to inject local anesthetic. The scar is then removed as an ellipse, and the wound is closed in layers to create a fine line. Advanced scar therapy is then commenced to optimize the appearance of your new closure.
Contact the office of the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery at (201)820-5280 to schedule an appointment.