Scar Revision Los Angeles

What is Scar Revision?

Scar revision is a process designed to minimize and improve the aesthetic of scarring. This technique is particularly beneficial for mitigating prominent scars that have formed on the skin or scalp due to previous surgical procedures like FUSS hair transplants, accidents, or injuries. As the body’s natural healing process covers a wound, the resultant scar tissue may become hypertrophic, drawing unwanted attention. For individuals who have undergone FUSS hair transplants or have sustained injuries, especially in highly visible areas like the scalp, scar revision can offer a significant cosmetic enhancement.

Scar revision Los Angeles

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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?

Scar revision is beneficial for a wide range of individuals who are looking to improve the appearance of their scars and, by extension, their self-image. Here are some of the types of patients who might benefit from scar revision:

1. Patients with Visible Scars: Individuals with scars in prominent places, such as the face, neck, arms, or scalp, which are not easily concealed by clothing or hair.

2. Individuals with Hair Transplant Scars: Those who have undergone follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) or other hair transplant procedures that have left linear scars or other types of scarring on the scalp.

3. Patients with Hypertrophic Scars or Keloids: People who have an overgrowth of scar tissue that results in raised scars that are thicker and more noticeable than the original wound.

4. Those with Contracture Scars: Individuals who have scars that restrict movement due to skin and underlying tissue that pull together during healing.

5. Patients with Cosmetic Concerns: Individuals who feel self-conscious or unhappy with the appearance of their scars, which may affect their emotional well-being and confidence.

6. People with Scars from Injuries or Surgeries: Those who have scars from accidents, burns, surgical incisions, or other injuries that have healed in a way that has resulted in scarring.

7. Individuals Experiencing Discomfort or Itchiness: People who have scars that cause physical discomfort, itchiness, or pain.

By addressing the appearance of scars, scar revision can provide both aesthetic and functional benefits, helping patients to not only look better but also potentially feel better about their appearance. It’s important for individuals interested in scar revision to consult with a medical professional to discuss their specific condition and the potential outcomes of the procedure.

Each patient’s needs are distinct due to their unique physiological makeup. To address your specific hair loss concerns, we conduct a thorough assessment to determine the most effective treatment for you, which may differ from others.

We offer a variety of procedures tailored to various issues. In our detailed consultation, we’ll determine your suitability for the potential treatments and discuss their pros and cons, ensuring you can make a well-informed choice.