How Is Scar Revision Performed?
Depending on the specifics of the targeted scar and the patient’s preferences, there are several effective scar revision methods:
Excision is a popular technique for cases of severe scarring. This method involves using a scalpel to cut away the scar and the surrounding damaged tissue. Typically, a skin graft is then used to give the skin in the area a natural appearance.
Subcision is a scar revision technique primarily used for indented scarring. During this procedure, a needle is inserted into the skin and used to break up the fibers that connect the scar to the underlying tissue. This raises the scarring to the same elevation as the surrounding skin and creates new connective tissue to promote healing.
Used mainly to revise acne scars, punch elevation is a technique in which a special punch tool is used to remove small quantities of scar tissue. This allows the level of the scar to be elevated without damaging the surrounding tissue. As a result, the scarring becomes less pronounced.
There are also several non-surgical methods for scar revision, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, and dermal fillers.