What Is Scar Revision?

Scar revision is a general term for cosmetic procedures used to reduce or adjust the appearance of scars. At That Face, Dr. Sulyman-Scott can perform several different facial scar revision methods depending on the patient's specific needs.

How Does Scar Revision Work?

The specifics of your scar revision procedure will depend on which method is best for your situation. We offer both surgical and non-surgical options for scar revision:


  • Excision - One option for surgical scar revision is to excise the scar. In this procedure, Dr. Sulyman-Scott will remove as much scar tissue as possible and close the adjacent skin with sutures.
  • Orientation Adjustment - Another option is to adjust the orientation of the scar. During this treatment, Dr. Sulyman-Scott will reorient the scar to place it between the natural creases of the face. This will make the scar less noticeable and less likely to become stretched.
  • Breaking Up the Scar - In the case of a long linear scar, Dr. Sulyman-Scott can break the scar up using geometric patterns. This will make the scar significantly less noticeable.
  • Fat Transfer- Sometimes, a scar can cause a significant depression in an area. In these cases, fat transfer can help improve the contour of the area and restore harmony.


  • Steroid Injections - One effective option for patients interested in non-surgical scar revision is steroid injections. A corticosteroid solution can significantly shrink its size when injected into a hypertrophic or keloid scar.
  • Microneedling - To treat acne scarring, microneedling is a great option. Microneedling involves penetrating the skin with tiny needles, which trigger the body’s healing response and rejuvenates the skin.
  • Radiofrequency Microneedling - Microneedling with radiofrequency is another excellent treatment for acne scarring. When radiofrequency energy is added to the microneedling process, it helps create quicker, more powerful results by stimulating collagen and elastin production.
  • CO2 Laser Treatment - Laser scar treatment, also known as laser resurfacing, is a procedure that reduces scarring by removing skin layers, allowing the body to generate new, smoother, and brighter skin. The treatment also stimulates collagen production, improving the treated skin's texture.
  • Chemical Peels - A chemical peel is a treatment in which a unique chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. This can reduce scarring and cause the skin to regrow smoother and healthier.
  • Dermal Fillers- Fillers can improve the depression caused by a scar. This helps to improve the contour of the area and restore harmony. 
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)  Injections- PRP contains important regenerative stem cells that can improve scar tissue healing. PRP can be injected into a scar, applied topically, or used as an adjunct with other scar revision treatments.
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Benefits of Scar Revision

Facial scar revision can offer patients some or all of the following benefits:

  • Scar visibility significantly reduced or eliminated
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Smoother, more youthful-looking skin
  • Reduced discomfort
  • Improved contour and balance

Am I a Candidate for Scar Revision?

Ideal candidates for facial scar revision should meet the following requirements:

  • Have visible scarring to the face, head, or neck that you’d like reduced
  • Be in good physical health
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Be a non-smoker
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Why Choose That Face for Scar Revision?

When you choose That Face for your facial scar revision treatment, you’ll be under the expert care of Dr. Omotara Sulyman-Scott. Known for her skill, attention to detail, and bedside manner, Dr. Sulyman-Scott will work closely with you to select the ideal scar revision procedure for your situation and aesthetic goals. She will devise a personalized treatment plan and ensure you receive beautiful, natural-looking results.

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