What is Scar REvision Surgery?
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, and plastic surgeon Dr. Kristen Ann Aliano Messina minimize 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 or Dr. Aliano Messina where they will work closely with you to find the best custom treatment plan to make your scar as smooth and invisible as possible.
"Sarah was thorough, professional and kind. The atmosphere is relaxing and the med spa was spotless."- S.S. / Google / Nov 01, 2019
"Amazing Spa and Services! - I have done a dermaplane and facial combo for years but Beyond Beautiful and Sara in specific are amazing! Dermaplaning takes off all of the dead surface skin and the hydro facial cleans your skin To perfection. It feels and looks amazing afterwards. Dr. Vu does is spectacular with Botox, natural but smooth. I would highly recommend."- T. / RealSelf / Aug 13, 2020
"I went to Beyond Beautiful for PicoSure laser treatments for my hyperpigmentation from years and years of acne. I was nervous because I knew the negative effects lasers can have on ethnic skin. However, Sarah was very thorough with her explanations and treatment plan. She knows what she is doing and it made it that much easier to trust her. She also has had experience with doing laser treatments on asian skin tones. The laser itself was not painful. Numbing cream is applied for 15-30 minutes prior to the laser. Your face is red afterwards for about 30 minutes, but otherwise no huge downtime like other lasers. I was able to go about my day as normal the day of. I started seeing results within 3-4 weeks and could see my hyperpigmentation fading well! Overall, I am happy with my treatment and Sarah and will be getting more treatments in the future from her!"- B.H. / Google / Aug 12, 2020
"I had my ZO 3 step peels earlier this year- one in January and the 2nd in February. Sarah did such an awesome job. It was not painful at all- there is a fan you can hold to keep the cool air on your face. Sarah talked me through the process and the aftercare. There was no peeling for almost 3 days. It started peeling around my chin and mouth, then the 4th day it started working its way up my face. The peeling was not painful and was completely gone after about the 6th day. My face was refreshed and had new pink skin. If you are considering this peel I highly recommend! It is worth the money and so easy. Sarah can answer all your questions and makes herself available if you have questions throughout the process. I will be doing another one this winter!"- K.C. / Google / Aug 12, 2020
"The most amazing thing about this procedure is that it does not alter how I look and no one knew anything was done - The process was so easy and Dr. Ho and staff were kind, friendly and helpful. I had this procedure done by Dr. Ho about 10 years ago and it was time for a touch-up. The most amazing thing about this procedure is that it does not alter how I look and no one knew anything was done. I just looked fresher and less hagged-out and tired. I would recommend this procedure to anyone who wanted to look a bit fresher and happier."- D. / RealSelf / Jun 29, 2020
Who Is a Good Candidate for Scar REvision?
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
Scar REvision Surgery technique
Various types of scars call for different techniques. When scars arise from a problem with a previous surgery, the original incision can be reopened 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, our team will use general or local anesthesia. The surgery is considered outpatient where the patient can return home the same day.
What Can I Expect After Scar REvision Surgery?
After surgery, pain, discomfort, redness, swelling, and bruising can be expected. Stitches are usually removed in a week following surgery, if applicable. Strenuous exercises and activities will need to be avoided for the first week or so. In addition, patients should keep their 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 Dr. Aliano Messina are completely dedicated to prioritizing your comfort, safety, and satisfaction during this cosmetic procedure. We now offer the PRO-NOX system to ensure your comfort.
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.
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 one of our skilled plastic surgeons for a thorough consultation. Contact our office today.