Scar revision is not a single technique. Depending on the scar, it can involve one or several of the following procedures: dermabrasion, steroid application/injection, compression garments, silicone gel sheeting, laser skin resurfacing, or surgery, all in an effort to improve the appearance and/or symptoms of a scar. Patients may have a scar caused by an accident, injury, surgery (including dermatologic surgery, c-sections, or other surgeries), and burns. Patients may desire scar revision because of the way a scar looks or because the scar causes discomfort or functional impairment (contractures). Scars may have symptoms such as itching, discomfort, or tightness, and/or limit the range of motion of the affected area of the body. The first step is to obtain a consultation. Dr. Gharavi will discuss the options available and expectations, tailored to your specific goals.
Upon initial consultation, Dr. Gharavi will personalize and tailor treatment options based on the type of scar and the individual needs of the patient. Options may include one or several of the following:
- LASER SKIN RESURFACING
- LASERS FOR RED SCARS
- SKIN GRAFTING
- INTRALESIONAL STEROIDS
- SILICONE GEL SHEETS
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR FOR A CONSULTATION, please call 310.385.3300.