How Long Should You Wait Before Undergoing Scar Revision Surgery?

How Long Should You Wait Before Undergoing Scar Revision Surgery?

Scars are often talked about as a source of pride – but for many people, scars may be a source of embarrassment or low self-confidence.  Scars from childhood accidents, surgeries, and even cosmetic procedures can leave patients feeling self-conscious about their appearance.  That’s why many of these same patients may have questions about scar revision surgery.

What is Scar Revision Surgery?

Scar revision surgery is a new type of procedure that’s actually not surgical at all.  Instead, a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment is used to promote rapid skin rejuvenation, which helps minimize the overall appearance of the scar.  The CO2 laser uses intense bursts of light remove the top layer of skin, revealing healthy skin underneath.

With multiple treatments, scar revision surgery can help eliminate the appearance of the scar altogether.

Clients who opt to undergo scar revision surgery should be committed to protecting their skin against the sun immediately after treatment.  Clients should wear high SPF sunscreen, as well as protective layers of clothing.  Expect redness, bruising, and swelling within the first week after treatment.

When Should I Have Scar Revision Surgery?

No matter what your scar looks like or what it came from, there’s a chance that scar revision surgery might be a great option for you.  However, it is important to ensure that your timing is accurate, as your body may still be healing after your surgery or accident.

If you have a disfiguring scar that’s causing you extreme discomfort (for example, a scar from a facial surgery), it’s recommended that you wait four to six months after the surgery before undergoing treatment.  For other scars, you may want to wait to see how your body heals within the first year.  What looks like a horrible scar may eventually fade altogether once your body is done healing.

However, that’s entirely up to you.  If your scars are causing you embarrassment, don’t hesitate to look into scar revision surgery.

Experience the CO2 Scar Revision Treatment Today

For more information on the CO2 scar revision treatment, schedule a consultation at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA today. South Coast Plastic Surgery serves the greater Orange County area.

Call SOCO at (949) 701-4454 today!

By | 2015-09-10T08:29:01-07:00 August 26th, 2015|
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