Scar revision involves a number of treatment options to alter and improve the appearance of a scar, such as injectable treatments or shave excision. Surgical scar treatment can improve the way scars look by changing the size, depth, or color. Double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vu Ho, minimizes scars so that the area is more consistent with the surrounding skin tone. Although no scar can ever be completely erased, today’s scar treatments can result in a significantly less obvious mark. The most important step in the treatment of scars is a consultation with Dr. Ho, where he will work closely with you to find the best custom treatment plan to make your scar as smooth and invisible as possible.
"The entire experience with everyone in the office was great. They take as much time as you need to answer any and all questions. "- K. / Demandforce / Sep 28, 2016
"Totally amazing experience - I was anxious to get the turkey waddle under my chin fixed as well as the bags under my eyes. However I was not willing to have a surgical procedure. Dr Ho performed facetite on my neck and got rid of my bags on my lower eyelids. It was done in the office and was relatively pain free. Dr Ho is extremely professional and I was so happy with the results. Sandra his coordinator walked me..."- E. / RealSelf / Feb 12, 2018
"Outstanding doctor - Really great doctor-easy to talk with and very relaxed. He explained the eye lid surgery, which ended up being a very easy. His secret weapon is "Sandy"-- she is like your best friend in high school. She is excited for you and she knows the ropes to having a successful experience. She constantly was keeping in touch with me and was always ready to talk to me if I had questions. The day before..."- B. / RealSelf / Feb 10, 2018
"Dr Ho is a excellent cosmetic surgeon. My face lift and neck lift has given me so much more confidence in my life. Dr Ho had great insight on the look you are trying to achieved he truly listens to you. The office staff is awesome and informative an so very kind. Please take the time for a consult appointment and find out what a difference Dr Ho can make in your appearance and build you confidence just like he did for me. Thanks Dr Ho"- B.C. / Facebook / May 04, 2017
"Smart Lipo of the Neck/chin - When Kybella didn't work, I turned to Dr. Ho for Smart Lipo of the chin/neck area. If I had the choice, I would have had the surgery again in a heartbeat. Recovery was comfortable and I was up and moving in no time! I resumed work a couple of days later! I'm so thrilled with my results thus far!!!!!"- J. / RealSelf / May 02, 2017
The best candidates for facial scar revision surgery:
- Have scars as a result of trauma, accident, previous surgery, or cancer
- Have a loss of function, such as nerve damage
- Have extensive cosmetic issues due to the appearance of the scar
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
What to Expect
Various types of scars call for different techniques. When scars arise from a problem with a previous surgery, the original incision can be re-opened and the skin can be moved around to minimize the appearance of the scar. In some cases, the scar can be moved to a different location to make it less visible. With raised scars, dermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing procedures can be used to remove the upper layers of skin to make the scar smoother and more even with the rest of the face. Keloid scars, which are raised, can be surgically removed to improve the appearance. Depending on the type of scar and its condition, the plastic surgeon will use general or local anesthesia. The surgery is considered outpatient, where the patient can return home the same day.
After surgery, pain, discomfort, redness, swelling, and bruising can be expected. Stitches are usually removed in the few days following surgery. Strenuous exercise and activities will need to be avoided for the first week or so. In addition, patients should keep the head elevated while sleeping. There will be multiple follow-up appointments so the surgeon can ensure the treatment site is healing properly. It can take up to a full year or more for the scar to fully heal and for the patient to notice full results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $500
- Procedure Recovery Location
Dr. Ho and our entire staff are completely dedicated to prioritizing your comfort and satisfaction during this cosmetic procedure. We now offer the PRO-NOX system to ensure your comfort if you cannot use or choose not to use traditional anesthetics.
With the PRO-NOX™ Nitrous Oxide Delivery System, you can control anxiety or pain during any medical procedure. Much like what you might receive from your dentist for pain, this vapor blend allows you, the patient, to choose the strength of the nitrous oxide and oxygen flow. Never worry again about sedation of local anesthesia.
Minimize Your Scar
A facial scar can be the source of great anxiety and can cause you to miss out on a lot in life. With facial scar revision surgery, your appearance and self-esteem will both be boosted. To find out which technique is right for you, you can join our plastic surgeon for a thorough consultation. Contact our office today.