30 - 60 Minutes
1 - 7 Days
Local or General
Scars are composed of fibrous tissue and are the body's natural way of healing after a surgery, burn, crash, acne, among others.
Depending on the type of scar, you cannot always remove it but you can improve its appearance. Sometimes you will need to make more than one surgery and use more than one technique.
There are different techniques to remove a scar:
Surgical intervention: to treat retractable type scars, the affected tissue is removed entirely using flaps of skin (or skin grafts if possible) and form a new scar.
Z-plasty: to move from place making it less visible scar.
Steroid injections: to treat keloid and hypertrophic scars.
Microdermabrasion: to treat irregular scars or of thickened appearance.
Laser Skin Resurfacing: to treat fine scars.
After a scar removal you will have to avoid activities that cause tension in the treated area and use cold compresses to reduce swelling. Sutures are removed a few days after surgery and the wound will take time to heal, some can take up more than a year to acquire their best.