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Scar Revision

in Baltimore, MD

Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown perform scar revision for patients in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland.

What is Scar Revision?

A number of different treatments can be used to minimize scars, ranging from topical ointments to additional surgery. The exact method chosen will depend on the characteristics of the scar and the patient’s overall health.

A few procedures that could be considered include the following:

  • Chemical peels
  • Laser therapy
  • Silicone sheeting or gels
  • Skin lightening topical treatments
  • Steroid +/- 5-FU injections
  • Dermabrasion
  • Surgical scar revision

Before deciding which procedure is best, Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, or Dr. Brown will have a consultation with each patient to discuss the pros and cons of each type of treatment. Non-invasive treatments, such as ointments and silicone sheeting, are normally attempted first before more invasive procedures are recommended.

Benefits of Scar Revision

The biggest benefit of scar revision is that the appearance of the scar will be markedly reduced. Those who are worried about hiding their scars can find that they have more freedom in choosing what to wear than they did before. Scars that rub against clothing can also be uncomfortable, and this can be improved as well.

Who is a Good Candidate for Scar Revision?

Those who could benefit from scar revision are in generally good health and have realistic expectations about their results. They should also have relatively healthy skin, with no active infections or severe acne breakouts in the area being treated. Those with underlying health issues, such as circulatory disorders, should discuss this with one of our doctors before undergoing surgery to correct scar tissue.

How is Scar Revision Treatment Performed?

Scar revision can be performed in a number of ways, includinglaser treatment, dermabrasion, or surgical scar revision. Your scar revision treatment plan will be reviewed during your consultation when the severity of your scar and your concerns are discussed. The length of the procedure will depend upon the nature of the scar.

Results of Scar Revision

The results of your scar revision treatment will depend on the techniques used. Results may be noticed much more quickly whenever laser therapy, dermabrasion, chemical peels or surgery are used to correct scars. Patients normally see significant improvement in moderate scars a few weeks after using topical treatments.

Your Scar Revision Consultation in Baltimore, MD

Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown have performed many successful scar revision procedures on their patients from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland and would love a chance to discuss procedural options with you! Contact the Aesthetic Center at Woodholme to schedule a consultation for your scar revision procedure; we will go over all of your options at this appointment.