What is scar revision?
Scar revision is a cosmetic treatment that aims to minimize a scar so that it is less noticeable and blends in with the surrounding skin. At Skin Medical Aesthetics in Windham, Maine, we utilize both surgical and non-surgical techniques to give clients brighter, healthier skin. If you have unsightly acne or surgical scars on your face or body, request a free consultation today. Your treatment options may vary based on the type and degree of your scarring, but we will create a custom treatment plan specifically for you.
Which treatments are available at Skin Medical Aesthetics?
Our treatment options include:
- ICON laser treatments and injectables
- Surgical excision
- Local tissue rearrangement
If you would like to schedule non-invasive scar revision, ICON laser treatments paired with injectables is your best bet. The ICON system uses fractional laser light, which breaks down scar tissue and triggers the production of new tissue. ICON is suitable and useful for the treatment of surgical and acne scars. It provides fantastic results for any skin type and comes with little to no downtime.
We often pair laser scar revision with injectables for even better results. Injectable dermal fillers fill in depressed scars to create a smoother skin surface. Dermal fillers are FDA-approved, safe for the body, and provide immediate results. You can learn more about dermal fillers here.
We may need to schedule multiple ICON sessions to sufficiently reduce your scar(s), although injectables will help to speed up the process. The type and depth of your scar will help us determine whether the non-surgical route is right for you.
What is surgical excision?
Surgical excision is most often used for severe contracture scars. During the procedure, our own Dr. Anthony “Rocco” Perrone will make an incision to surgically remove the scar and surrounding damaged tissue with a scalpel. A skin flap or graft may be used to restore the appearance of the skin in the treated area. This option also improves movement and flexibility that may have been affected by the contracture.
What is local tissue rearrangement?
Dr. Perrone is a skilled surgeon. He can perform local tissue rearrangement on clients with deeper scars. This is an in-office procedure that requires anesthetics. Dr. Perrone can perform local skin tissue rearrangement in several ways using a variety of techniques. He will reduce the appearance of your scar(s) by rearranging the tissue. In some cases, the old scar is surgically removed, and the resulting wound is sutured in a way that it creates a less visible scar.
Clients who undergo local tissue rearrangement can expect a significant improvement in the appearance of their skin. However, this does not mean the scar is eliminated. There is a possibility that minimal scarring may still be seen after the procedure.