What is Scar Revision?
A scar revision is a procedure that helps to reduce the appearance of scars and improves the look of the scar and surrounding areas. It can enhance the look of unsightly scars made to the skin or scalp which typically result from FUSS hair transplant procedures, accidents, previous surgeries, and injuries. As skin heals over a wound, it may become hypertrophic and unsightly in nature. For certain patients with a history of FUSS hair transplants, or accidental injuries, this could be on a highly visible place such as the scalp.
How is scar revision done?
It is a corrective procedure while the patient is fully awake. Each scar brings a different type of corrective treatment to the table. For patients who have had the FUSS procedure, and are interested in concealing the look of the scar, they must first wait at least 6 to 12 months.
The 2 most common methods are:
- Follicular Unit Extraction aka FUE hair transplantation over the scar. FUE is the latest technology in the field of hair restoration, where hair follicles are removed individually without leaving an unsightly linear scar and transplanted into the scar.
- Scalp Micropigmentation aka SMP is a non-surgical alternative where hair simulation is created over the unsightly scar using special pigments, and recreating the look of hair strokes.
Many patients can benefit from either options or a combination of FUE and SMP incorporated into their procedure.
Who benefits from scar revision?
Anyone who has had a follicular unit strip surgery aka FUSS hair transplant procedure and is bothered by the unsightly linear scar, or is limited on how short they are able to style or cut their hair due to the visibility of the hypertrophic scar, is a great candidate to consider a scar revision. Other patients such as burn or accident victims can also benefit from the use of FUE scar revision, SMP concealment or a combination of both.
Scar revision is also beneficial because the patient will feel better and more comfortable in their own skin without the reminder of the tumultuous accident or surgery.
If you are looking for a scar revision in Los Angeles patients can trust, you can be sure that we have you covered. LA Hair Institute has specialists who have worked in the field of hair restoration in Los Angeles for over 10 years. We are committed to helping you look and feel like your best self. call for your free consultation.