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Getting to Know Your Scar Revision Options

shutterstock_77486680The worst thing about wounds may not even be the temporary pain that come with it. Most people think that the permanent scars that surface as wounds heal are more horrible. But with scar revision in Sacramento, scarring should be the least of your concerns.

Before getting too excited about improving the appearance of a scar, you first have to know your options as well as what happens during the procedure.

Getting an Anesthetic

To keep you comfortable during scar revision, anesthesia may be administered, which may either be local or general anesthesia or intravenous sedation.

The Treatment Process

The outcome of your treatment will greatly depend upon the extent and severity of the scarring, as well as its size, type, and location. Some scars may be significantly improved using a single technique while others may require a combination of scar revision techniques. Such techniques include:

  • Injectable treatments. These are injectable substances that are used to fill concave or depressed scars. The results from this kind of treatment could last three months to several years and can be maintained through repeated therapy.
  • Surface treatments. These treatments improve the appearance of scars and mechanically remove the top layers of the skin or change the nature of one’s skin tissues. Surface treatments include dermabrasion, laser therapy, chemical peels, and skin bleaching agents.

Other scar revision methods include cryotherapy or freezing off the scar with the use of certain medications, pressure therapy, laser surgery, skin grafting, and tissue expansion.

For more information on different scar revision techniques and to know which procedure suits you best, call us today at 916.961.9219 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Semlacher. We would love to hear from you!

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