Scar Revisions in Beverly Hills

Scar Revision

Unsightly scars as a result of previous acne, blister, injury or infection are permanent and can impede movement or alter your appearance. There are numerous factors affecting scar formation, such as your skin type, the location of scar and the severity of the wound. Skin pigmentation, abnormal directions, texture and raised overgrowths of scar tissue (keloids) all make a scar more noticeable. At Allure Aesthetic Surgery of Beverly Hills, Dr. David Shamouelian, a highly-experienced face plastic surgeon, offers scar revision treatment to improve your appearance and restore function.

Scar Revision Procedure

Depending on the scar’s complexity and location, scar revision procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation and takes a few hours to complete. Dr. Shamouelian offers various options for scar revision, such as laser, injectable or surgical treatments. The type of treatment required is determined based on the size, location and type of the scar. Scar revision treatment’s main goal is to minimize and change the scar’s texture for it to blend with the surrounding skin.

Types of Scar Revision Treatments

During your initial consultation, Dr. Shamouelian will determine which approach is best for your scar. Most cases take at least two treatment sessions before achieving the desired results. Here are some of the treatment options:

Surgical excision
Z-plasty and W-plasty
Dermabrasion
Flaps, grafts, and artificial skin
Collagen injections
Steroid application/injection
Laser therapy

Types of Scar Revision Treatments

Permanent results
Makes scars less visible
Improved self confidence
It can treat any type of scars in any part of the body
Minimum pain and discomfort during the procedure

What to Expect After the Procedure

Most patients experience slight irritation and skin distortion for about one to two weeks following each scar revision treatment session. Dr. Shamouelian prescribes necessary medications in order to alleviate any pain and discomfort during the recovery period. Because most patients require multiple treatment sessions that are spread with months in between, it could take weeks to several months to see noticeable improvement in the appearance of the scar. To help speed up the healing process, the scar will be covered with bandages and tape. Many patients return to work in a few days. However, it is recommended to refrain from strenuous exercise and activity for about a week or until the scar completely heals. Dr. Shamouelian’s patients are very happy with the outcome of their treatment and can live their life knowing that they no longer have to worry about their scar.

Risks and Complications

There are minimal risks and complications associated with scar revision. For optimal outcome, it is important to strictly follow the surgeon’s post-operative care instructions to reduce risk of complications. Some of the risks involved include:

  • Negative reaction to medications
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection
  • Keloid formation
  • Poor healing of the wound
  • Recurrence of scars

Cost

The cost of the treatment varies depending on the approach used and the complexity of the patient’s scar. The total amount will be determined during your first appointment. Scar revision treatments are considered cosmetic procedures. Insurance providers do not normally cover the cost of cosmetic surgeries. However, insurance companies may cover scar revision costs for scars that produce functional difficulties. Allure Aesthetic Surgery of Beverly Hills provides payment plans and various financial options for patients who do not have health insurance coverage. For more information on scar revision procedures, contact Allure Aesthetic Surgery of Beverly Hills at (310) 461-3835 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation.

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Contact the Allure Aesthetic Surgery of Beverly Hills by filling out and submitting the form. Alternatively you can call (310) 461-3835 or visit our office located at 201 South Lasky Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

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