Scars are unavoidable signs of injury that linger after a wound has healed. Many individuals feel self-conscious about significant scars, which can alter both the appearance and texture of the skin. If the appearance of a scar makes you feel self-conscious, a scar revision may be right for you. Scar revision is a procedure that can minimize an unsightly scar. The procedure can make a scar less noticeable or essentially replace the scar with a less prominent one. People choose scar revision to minimize the appearance of scars caused by, injuries, other surgeries, or burns. Scar revision is a suitable procedure for all ages and it may be a good option for you if you are self-conscious about a scar anywhere on your body, you are physically and mentally stable, and you possess realistic goals and expectations for your scar revision.
The purpose of this surgery is to improve the cosmetic appearance of any scar. Because every scar is different and requires a unique approach, a consultation with Dr. Michael Spindel will determine the best treatment for you.
Scar revision may noticeably improve the size, color and texture of a scar, but it will not completely remove a scar, and many scars don’t respond to revision techniques. It’s important to talk with Dr. Michael Spindel to make sure your expectations are realistic. Following the scar revision, it is common for patients to experience some swelling, tightness and discomfort. Dr. Michael Spindel may prescribe pain medication to alleviate any significant pain. Additionally, you will be required to wear and regularly change a dressing that will cover the treated area. Dr. Michael Spindel will provide you with more specific and personalized postoperative instructions following your scar revision.
Dr. Michael R. Spindel, M.D.
St. Mary’s Outpatient Center • 2860 3rd Ave #220 • Huntington, WV 25702
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