Let’s Talk About Scars

Some scars can be addressed by minimally invasive treatments and some scars need more advanced techniques. While scar revision cannot remove scars completely, it can minimize their appearance to a marked degree. The scars that can be treated with scar revision are:

  • Hypertrophic Scars: These are often discolored, raised, and uncomfortable. They are made of scar tissue that has developed within the boundaries of the healed wound.
  • Surface Irregularities or Discoloration: These include acne scars or scars from prior surgical incisions; they don’t cause discomfort.
  • Keloids: These can pucker, be itchy, or painful, and are usually larger than hypertrophic scars; they grow past the original incision or wound site. 
  • Contractures: These pull the skin and underlying tissue together during healing and restrict movement.
  • Surgical Scars: A prior surgery may have left visible facial scars that can be treated to become less prominent.
  • Trauma Scars: Scars left after trauma are a grim reminder of what occurred. A specialized scar reduction treatment can limit the appearance of facial scars left from a car accident or other facial injury.
  • Acne Scars: Pitted or unevenly textured and toned facial skin can be the result of acne breakouts. Our customized acne scar treatments can create a smoother, evenly toned appearance.

How Are Visible Scars Treated?

The overall goal of scar revision is to make the scar as invisible and smooth as possible. Like everything Dr. Sulyman-Scott does, your procedure will be tailored to ensure the best outcome. Some scars can be improved by topical treatments, dermal fillers, and injectables or with laser resurfacing and dermabrasion. Some scars like hypertrophic scars and keloids may be helped with injections and medications, potentially followed by surgery to create smaller, less visible scars.

How Would a Scar Revision Work?

Dr. Sulyman-Scott believes every patient deserves to feel beautiful. Her background as a registered nurse and head and neck surgeon, in addition to her mastery of advanced facial plastic surgery techniques and skills make her an in-demand facial plastic surgeon in Chicagoland.

Your treatment plan will be based on your individual needs and use the latest technology and procedures. Most scar revision procedures can be performed at our clinic. If you have facial surface scars, you may need only topical treatments. She may use injectables and dermal fillers to smooth depressed scars. For surface and cosmetic issues, she may use laser therapy or dermabrasion.

If you have a deeper scar, she may need to surgically remove the scar tissue. Some treatment plans, like dermal fillers, could require multiple visits while others could require a combination of procedures.

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What is the Healing Process for Scar Revision?

You may experience some bruising, discomfort, swelling, and discoloration around the scar revision site for a week or two. Dr. Sulyman-Scott prescribes medication to keep you comfortable if needed. Cold compresses can be a natural way to reduce swelling and speed healing. As the scar tissue heals, keep in mind that while you will see the improvement soon after your scar revision, it can sometimes take a year to enjoy the full effect.

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For Advanced Scar Revision, Connect with Dr. Sulyman-Scott at That Face

One of the few female African American plastic surgeons practicing in the USA, Dr. Omotara Sulyman-Scott is a highly accomplished facial plastic surgeon in Chicagoland. When you enter That Face, you walk into a world where modern sophistication and warmth meet results and patient satisfaction; where compassion and kindness combine with world-class techniques to achieve exceptional, natural-looking results. Her world-class scar revision techniques will help you face the world with confidence.

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