Scar revision depends on your individual circumstances. Many variables affect the severity of scarring including the size and depth of the injury, the blood supply to that area, the direction of the scar, and the color and thickness of your skin.
There are many types of scars including keloids which are thick, puckered, itchy clusters of scar tissue that often grow outside the boundary of the original wound. Hypertrophic scars are thick, red and raised, but tend to not extend past the boundaries of the original wound. Contractures occur when there is loss of skin, and the scar pulls the edges of the skin together, such as with burns. This may limit the movement of muscles and tendons. Treatment for contractures may involve a skin graft or flap surgery to restore full function.
There are many treatments that can help improve the appearance of a scar. It is important to schedule a consultation with us to review options, since no scar can be completely removed. Treatment options range from injection with cortisones, dermabrasion, lasers, and many different surgical procedures.