Scars that are red or violet will lighten significantly after a series of vascular laser treatments. Rugged or uneven scars can be smoothed with our carbon dioxide laser. Scars that are thick and raised can be flattened with cortisone injections. Re-excision can benefit some cases.
Unsightly or poorly healed scars may be improved with a variety of procedures ranging from excision and repair of the scar to more complex flap closure techniques. Adjunctive techniques including laser, dermabrasion and steroid injection may also be applied to optimize the final result.
Will I still have a scar after scar revision?
Existing scars cannot be removed completely. The objective of scar revision is to decrease its visibility and aesthetic impact.
Many scars improve over time. Patients are typically asked to allow the scar to heal for about a year prior to considering scar revision. Non-surgical treatment such as laser and steroid application may be options during this period.
Keeping in mind that scars improve over time, the final results of scar revision may not be apparent for a year or more. Factors that influence the degree of improvement include the size and direction of the scar, the nature and quality of the skin, and post-operative wound care.
*Medicine is not an exact science and individual results may vary.
It took me a long time to get my thoughts together to write a proper review about my surgery and Dr. To, but I am finally ready. Dr. To is amazing! It will be 2 years in May 2018 that I had my mini face and eye lift. I am so happy that I had it done. The results are beautiful. There was very little pain and no scarring! No one believes that I am 64 years old and I like looking at myself in the mirror again since the surgery, which I had avoided for a long time beforehand. The doctor, as well as the office and nursing staff are excellent, caring, and supportive professionals who answered all my questions, helped me understand what the procedure would involve and what to expect afterwards. I was absolutely pleased with the results and have never regretted having had the surgery. I will be forever grateful to Dr. To and his staff. God bless you all for the wonderful work that you do