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Scar Revision

For a more attractive appearance

Reasons for Considering Scar Revision

If you have a scar from an accident, injury or medical procedure that you feel could be improved.

Procedure Description

A scar revision procedure can improve (but not eliminate) an unsightly scar. The scar is removed and the skin is re-closed with sutures.

  • Anesthesia: Local
  • Length of stay: Outpatient (home the same day)

Recovery Process and Final Result

In most cases, recovery is short and there is minimal pain or discomfort.

Other Options For Your Consideration

Depending on the type of scar, a laser or steroid medication may be used to improve the scar.

Insurance Information

Scar reviisons are generally not covered by insurance.

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