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Scar Revision

Scar revision and other reconstructive procedures can improve scars and deformities caused by trauma (such as automobile accidents), acne, prior surgical procedures, or the removal of skin lesions. While no scar can be removed completely, there are procedures available that can significantly reduce the visibility of these scars.

Facial scars are often removed and repaired with tiny sutures, leaving a thinner, less noticeable scar. Dermabrasion or laser resurfacing can also be used to improve the appearance of scarring. When more extensive deformities are present, Emory physicians can address these with additional treatments to the deep tissues or even bone to improve appearance and provide a sense of restoration. 

Scars of the breast, abdomen, or extremities can often be improved by a scar revision, often performed under local anesthesia with little or no down time. Scar revisions involve removing the unsightly scar and reclosing the wound to decrease scar width, thickness, or discoloration. Your Emory Aesthetic Center physician may also recommend adjunct treatments to help improve scars, such as topical therapies, laser, or steroid injections into the scar.

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