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Scar Revision/Tattoo Removal

Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are unavoidable results of injury or surgery, and their development can be unpredictable. Poor healing may contribute to scars that are obvious, unsightly or disfiguring. Even a wound that heals well can result in a scar that affects your appearance. Scars may be raised or recessed, different in color or texture from surrounding healthy tissue or particularly noticeable due to their size, shape or location.

 

 

 

Your treatment options may vary based on the type and degree of scarring and can include:

Scar revision surgery is meant to minimize the scar so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture.
Revision surgery can provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or improve a scar that has healed poorly; a scar cannot be completely erased.

Is it right for me?

Scar revision is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. Scar revision can be performed on people of any age and is a good option for you if: