Scar Revision

Surgical Procedures

Scars happen to everyone—whether due to an injury, health condition such as acne, past surgical procedure, or any number of other reasons. However, these scars can act as a reminder of a sensitive subject from the past and often negatively affect a person’s self-esteem. A professionally performed scar revision treatment can help to reduce problem scars, and help men and women feel more confident about their appearance. Dr. Renuka Diwan MD, FAAD is specially trained in dramatically reducing the visibility of scars using a variety of different scar revision methods.

How is scar revision performed?

Your scar revision treatment will be completely unique to your specific scar. Dr. Diwan will make a treatment recommendation based on your type of scar, the location of your scar, and the size of your scar. Treatment of scars may include cortisone injections, dermal fillers for elevation of depressed scars, surgical removal and re-direction of an unfavorably oriented scar or depressed scar, fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing, or state-of -the-art laser treatment for fading red scars and smoothing raised scars. A personalized evaluation with Dr. Diwan will help to determine the best treatment(s) for your scar(s) and restore your confidence.

How long is scar revision recovery?

The recovery period following your scar revision will vary based on the treatments used for your procedure. In most cases, you should be able to return to your normal routine immediately after your treatment. Some surgical scar revision procedures may cause some minor discomfort and require a day or two of recovery.

When will I notice the final results of my scar revision?

Because each scar revision is different for every patient, it is difficult to say how long it will take to see your final results without having a consultation with Dr. Diwan. Once Dr. Diwan analyzes the condition of your scar and develops an effective treatment strategy , she will be able to provide you with a more detailed timeline of any necessary recovery period, and tell you when you will notice the final results of your treatment. Patients who have undergone scar revision are often thrilled with their results. Treatment can not only dramatically reduce the appearance of scars, but, in some cases, can even fade them completely.

Scar Revision Reviews from Real Patients

“I am thrilled with the work that Dr. Diwan has done! She was incredibly knowledgeable about which treatment would work best for my situation and fully delivered! I am very satisfied with the results and will certainly return in the future as needed!”