Unsightly facial scars can be the result of an accident or a prior surgery. How those scars heal depends on the surgeon’s skills and your own unique physical circumstances. However, that doesn’t mean you have to live with unappealing scars. There are many tools available to assess scars.
Facial Scar Revision in Northern Virginia and Alexandria can reduce the appearance of your scar tissue and help you feel more confident in your skin. Dr. Desman can explain everything you need to know about this treatment, so scheduling a consultation with his facial surgery team should be a priority.
The Facial Scar Revision Procedure
The goal of your facial scar revision procedure is to reduce the visibility of your scar tissue. To begin, Dr. Desman will move healthy, unscarred skin to form a new incision line. If this is not possible, he might use a skin graft, which involves taking a section of your skin from one area and moving it to another.
From there, Dr. Desman might employ a number of different techniques to minimize the appearance of your facial scars, such as a Z-plasty, where he relocates a scar from one area to another. The goal of this approach is to better align the scar with a natural skin fold or another area of minimal tension.
Similarly, techniques like microneedling with exosomes and laser resurfacing fade your upper layers of skin to make elevated facial scars less visible. Your scar will still be present, but it will be smoother and less noticeable. Finally, for thick, raised scars, Dr. Desman might use steroid injections to reduce their size.
When you come to our Northern Virginia and Alexandria clinic for a consultation about facial scar revision, Dr. Desman and his team will assess the extent of your scars and help you determine the best treatment option for your situation.
Considerations for Facial Scar Revision
A fundamental requirement for nearly all surgical procedures is good health. Other requirements vary and should be carefully discussed with Dr. Desman. When considering facial scar revision, you should understand there is no way to remove scars altogether. Instead, the goal of the procedure is to improve the appearance of your scar by moving it elsewhere or making it less noticeable.
During your consultation, we will discuss your age, your skin, and the kinds of scars you have, since different types of scars respond to different surgical techniques. The timing of your procedure is another important consideration. For example, you may want to revise a facial scar within one year of getting injured, but Dr. Desman might recommend that you wait a bit longer, to give the scar enough time to fully heal before addressing it.
Facial Scar Revision Testimonial from a Former Patient
“Dr. Desman is one of the first plastic surgeons I’ve been to, and he changed my life completely. I was so scared of this procedure, but he made me feel so comfortable that I did not want to look for another doctor. I am really happy with the results; I will definitely recommend him to my friends and people, because he is the best. My self-confidence is back, I feel pretty and very happy. I can’t thank you enough for your care. Thank you soooo much.” – G.P.
Call Dr. Desman About Facial Scar Revision in Northern Virginia
With Dr. Desman’s experience in scar reduction and removal, he can reduce the thickness of scar tissue, leaving it much less noticeable. Our team can perform a personalized, detailed facial scar revision in Northern Virginia and Alexandria to help you feel comfortable in your own skin. To schedule your initial consultation and learn more about how this option might be right for you, contact us online today.