Scar Removal

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While scars can never be completed erased, scar removal procedures are meant to minimize their appearance. There are many non-surgical methods used for scar removal, including injectable fillers to fill concave scars, light therapy and lasers, and dermabrasion and chemical peels. For deeper scarring, surgery is needed to remove the old scar. The incision may be closed with either skin grafts or tissue substitutes. In some cases, a tissue expander will be placed below the surface of the scar and slowly filled with a sterile solution. Once the skin has sufficiently been stretched, the expander and scar are removed. The remaining skin is then stretched to cover the open area.

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I would like to have this scar removed asap. I told the doctor that I needed at least 40 ml of cortisone had to be included in the incision after stitching but he told me I had to do it afterwards. It wasn't as effective. Now I tried to cover it up with a tattoo but that didn't hide it. I would... READ MORE

2 years ago i had herpes zoster (also known as shingles) which left two deep scars on my forehead. After 2 years suffering i decided to remove them withe plastic surgery. I was lucky that I spent my time in Brasil, where they have one of the best knowledge with plastic surgeries. Sorry for my... READ MORE

I had adult chickenpox January last year. It was one of the most aweful experience I've ever had in my life. My self esteem went down the hill during the "breakout" stage and ultimately after, I was left with hundreds of scars all over my body. Thankfully, to this day, some have been blurred... READ MORE

Hello, i need to start by saying that i have a keloid on my shoulder. It was a the size of a penny, after trying to remove it with all kids of surgeries, cream, lasers and whatnot i gave up. I spent so much money, and i have learned that my scar will never go away. I have met wonderful people... READ MORE

I got my labret pierced when I was 15 and removed it a few years later but the scar remained. I've always hated it and knew that it would need to be surgically removed in order for it to go away. I called Dr Lee's office and they called me in for a consult. He took a look, told me how much it... READ MORE

I have a bad scar from a appendix surgery when I was in my 20s that is attached to the muscle beneath the skin and 2 smaller incisions below it they made for drains' and is sometimes painful doing exercises. So I decided to get a few consultations in the Chicago area.If anyone has any input on... READ MORE

I had a z plastic scar revision done on my forehead I previously had a straight scar between my eyebrows that resulted in a motor vehicle accident I was in over ten years ago. I thought it was time to do something about it to improve the cosmetic appearance. Although it did improve over time it... READ MORE

I had an accident where I was sitting on a stool not paying much attention, leaned forward too much and ended up hitting my chin on the edge of a table, resulting in 25 sutures. After nearly 1+ years of me having spent time and a considerable amount of money at a different doctor that simply... READ MORE

I'm 25 I am African American I've had this scar for over 5 year from a injury it is in between my eyes it is small and flat dark scar I've use bleaching and scar creams none work for me I've been told cause I have dark skin I can't use laser possibly in the past ?idk but I wanna get something done READ MORE

My reason for surgery was I wanted to get rid of an atrophic scar on my forhead. Scar was formed this past August after someone accidentally broke a beer stine on my of my face while dancing at a wedding in Scotland- freak thing! The Scottish are wild! There happened to be a lot of doctors... READ MORE

I had chicken pox, when I was 11, and it left two noticeable lesions on the center of my forehead. I dealt with it for 20 years before I finally decided to have them revised. From what I've read from previous reviews the cost of the procedure should be between $75 to $250 for each... READ MORE

I had a breast augmentation February 2015 (I have reviewed here as well) and wasn't happy with my scar after the healing period and kenalog treatments. I had both scars surgically removed under local anesthesia in the office. The entire procedure took about an hour and a half. They feel amazing... READ MORE

Just set my surgery date today. Not doing general anesthesia but IV sedation. Had mastopexy on 12/23 with augmentation. Experienced multiple incisions popping open on my left side that most likely will require this procedure. Hoping to have the same healing that my right side had afterward. Has... READ MORE

Hated seeing these two indents on my forehead for 20yrs! Went in for a consult- wanted laser resurfacing, but opted for the excisions. Excising a scar is invasive. Involves cutting out the old scar tissue and using the heathy surround tissue to close the wound. Left with a small linear scar,... READ MORE

I had three pregnancies which stretched my belly out and did some damage to my belly piercing... When I had my belly ring in it would just sag. I hated it, I couldn't wear high waisted jeans without feeling insecure because my belly piercing looked awful! I tried taking my belly ring out but it... READ MORE

Dr Showalter took over my care after another surgeon had removed a right buttock cyst that caused a necrotic gluteal muscle.In January 2015 Dr Showalter performed several surgeries to remove necrotic tissue and three different types of infection.Healing this wound proved very difficult with jp... READ MORE

What is the best treatment for this 21 year old scar in my legs & in my whole body as well?never had my check-up to a dermatologist but I am planning this summer.I never had the chance to wear short or skirt for the past 21 years. I had alwaysbeen concious about people commenting on my scars... READ MORE

Have no experience with this, only have tried creams & lotions etc. etc. I didn't think getting rid of this scar would come to this. But ive had it for some time now & the older i get the worse it looks i just want a smooth procedure & you all results from others treatment have been Amazing pls... READ MORE

I have a 4 cm long hypertrophic scar on my neck from a chemical burn. It started out small and almost unnoticeable so I left it thinking it would just heal normally. As the weeks went by I noticed it started getting more raised and red. I tried silicone scar creams and scar tapes but all they... READ MORE

I went to Dr. Benjamin Schlecter to minimize a flat, pain free scar. He told me that he could tuck the width of the scar in my ear and hide it. What he did not tell me was that there was not enough tissue to do so successfully. Therefore, I ended up with a hypertropic scar which is intensely... READ MORE

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How much does Scar Removal cost?

The typical cost for Scar Removal ranges from $25-$4,000 with an average cost of $1,800. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 197 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more