Scars can be something of a fact of life: unavoidable signs of injury that linger after a wound has healed, a surgical procedure, or some other form of bodily trauma. While they can sometimes be unavoidable, however, many individuals feel self-conscious about significant scars, which can alter both the appearance and texture of the skin, which is why Dr. Wirth offers scar revision surgery to patients in Newport Beach and the surrounding areas.
What Happens After Scar Revision?
Following your scar revision surgery, you’ll experience some swelling, tightness, and discomfort, and Dr. Wirth may prescribe pain medication to alleviate any significant pain. Additionally, you will be required to wear and regularly change a dressing that will cover the treated area. Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS will provide you with more specific and personalized postoperative instructions following your scar revision.
Localized swelling, tightness, and discomfort will subside within a week or two, and the results of scar revision surgery will be permanent, however, it may take several months to a year before the final results of surgery are apparent as the new scar begins to heal and fade. Non-surgical scar revision techniques such as injectable fillers or dermabrasion, as examples, may require more than one treatment to maintain optimal results.