Scar Removal

There are many variables that affect the severity of scarring, including the size and depth of the wound, the blood supply to the area, the thickness and colour of your skin, and the direction of the scar.

However, plastic surgeons can often improve the appearance of a scar, making it less obvious through injections or Fraxel.

Scar Revision London

Scar Revision is a surgical procedure, lasting thirty minutes to two hours, depending on the severity of the scar. Most patients leave the same day, but depending on the extent of the surgery, some remain in hospital.

During your surgical consultation, the surgeon will examine you and discuss the possible methods of treating your scar, the risks and benefits involved and the possible outcomes. Please consider that no treatment can completely remove a scar and your expectations need to be realistic. Your scar may look worse at first, but this is only natural and the final results of your surgery may not be apparent for a year or more.

Types of Scars

The information below describes the different types of scars and the type of treatment that applies to you.

Keloid Scars

Keloid scars are thick and itchy clusters of scar tissue that grow beyond the edges of the wound or incision. They are often red or darker in colour than the surrounding skin.

Keloid scars usually occur when the body continues to produce the tough, fibrous protein known as collagen after a wound has healed. The scar tissue can be cut out and the wound closed with one or more layers of stitches.

This is generally a day surgery performed under local anaesthesia. You should be back at work in a day or two, and the stitches will be removed within a few days.

Hypertrophic Scars

Hypertrophic scars are very similar to Keloid scars since both tend to be thick, red, and raised. They usually stay around edges of the original incision or wound.

The surgeon will remove excess scar tissue, and reposition the incision so that it heals in a less visible manner. This surgery is carried out under local or general anaesthesia, depending on the scar’s location and what you and your surgeon decide is the best course of action.

To learn more about non-surgical scar treatment please click here.

Please note that in terms of results and expectations, there are numerous variables with every patient. Each surgery and every recovery and healing period.

Scar Removal Disclaimer

BEFORE & AFTER photos are NOT guarantees that your results will be the same or even similar: your results will likely vary to some degree — because you are a unique person. Our experts take great pride in their patient care ethics, precise surgical measurements, custom planning & their advanced surgical techniques.

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