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 finally took the decision of doing my scar excision. I have to admit that I am a little scared about getting a worse scar but I believe that if I follow the doctors instrucciones I will be fine. I got this Scar from acne 11 years ago, I it has bother me ever since. I have seen that other... READ MORE

I had several moles removed when I was 11 and resulted in several deep and ugly scars on my face. They look very much like chickenpox scars, and I decided to repair the them last year and have been researching for doctors for a while on this forum. I have my worst scar excised on Nov 25th and... READ MORE

I have this procedure done today. Dr. Bunonassisi was very nice . The meeting was very informative. He answered all my questions and I have made this decision to get rid of this 25 year old-scar. I have this scar because of an accident while driving a bicycle during my childhood. Dr.... READ MORE

I'm really going to let the pictures speak for themselves. I for awesome results with Dr Mona Rane and can't recommend her office enough. I went in for a revision and a little lipo and to remove a dog ear. The dog ear is still there and might be more prominent than before but that's OK with me I... READ MORE

I met with Dr. Chesnut to discuss my options for having some scar tissue on the back of my ear lobe removed. I was expecting an expensive surgery. However, I was pleasantly surprised that he could use an injectable to reduce the size and that surgery wasn't necessary. He explained that I may... READ MORE

Growing up I had an embarrassing keloid in the center of my chest. I was turned off from considering removal because I heard that it had a low success rate and the chance for the keloid to come back larger. That was until I met Dr. Jan for a consultation. He clearly explained to me that there... READ MORE

I had my eyebrow pierced when I was 16 and regretted everyday since. It left an ugly scar next to an already chickenpox scar I had. Most people said it look like I'd been "whacked in the forehead". I decided to repair the eyebrow surgically and am terrified of another scar. I'll post updates... READ MORE

Hi! I had a mommy makeover on 6 November 2012, and at that time, I was left with some very large puckering at each end of every incision. In addition, I spit a stitch in my belly button and it was right where the knot was, so I got a lump there. After nearly two years, these dog-ears are all... READ MORE

I had a deep lip laceration on my lower lip 3 month's ago. I didn't receive stitches & was applying vitamin e vigorously after it healed, (a month after the incident). The too poetiin of the lower lip healed fine but the lower tip reflected a white bump scar. I saw a surgeon & dermatologist both... READ MORE

I will update this more in detail later. I have been taking pics along my journey. I flew from Kansas City to Phoenix because I saw a review on here with a lovely young lady who had almost the exact same scar I had over my left eye. It was starting to droop so I decided to fly out to see the... READ MORE

My motivation was to reduce the number of scars and better the appearance left behind after a car accident. It was minor surgery which lasted less than 2 hours and I went home right after. There was pain but the pain medication I was given was very helpful and only were needed for about 5 days.... READ MORE

I had the scar since I was 4/5. Humiliated numerous times because it's in the middle of my face. Was hiding it with my hair. Finally had the courage and money to go for the treatment. I'm not sorry I went. Very satisfied with the outcome. I feel like I can look people in the eyes now. I... READ MORE

I went to this Dr. after living with three to four years of hideous scars around my ears following a face lift (different doctor). These scars made me so unhappy because a good face lift should not show visible scarring. I agonized over the decision because the "fix" was expensive and painful.... READ MORE

Hello all! I suffer from keloid skin and over the years I have developed large and painful keloids on my chest. After doing extensive research and weighing my options, I decided to go with Lexington Plastic Surgeons clinic in New York. The Lexington plastic surgeons staff members have been very... READ MORE

About 8 years ago I had a mole removed on my cheek. Over the years the scar began to sink and become depressed. Here is my first subcision progress. More than likely will have another treatment in 2 months but so far, good! If you have a deeper scar like I did, I would highly recommend this... READ MORE

I am getting this done right now in my belly! Really awesome doctor and nurse! Dr. Dickerson did a scar revision in my nose scar 4 years ago too and it's gone for good so I'm back :) Nurse Jessie has been with Dr Dickerson me since first consultation and take note,I was not tossed around to... READ MORE

I must have read this wrong..I'm looking for a doctor to fix this ugly scar. READ MORE

When I was 17, I had my lip pierced and took it out not long after and then had it re-peirced two years later. I am now 27 and left with an ugly hole underneath my bottom lip. Today, I had the scar excised. My Dermatologist used a 4mm punch and double stitched the wound. Those who get punch... READ MORE

I had a scar under my eye from a previous altercation that I hated. The emergency room stitched me up but I wasn't happy with the outcome so a couple years later I found a plastic surgeon that told me he could do a revision to make it look better but instead he screwed me up and left me with a... READ MORE

In a few days I will have 2 years from keloid scarring and scar revision and this is what it looks like now which is major difference from 2 years ago.I had this procedure done in DR and she gave me some steroid injection to soften the scar from the keloid.Hope this helps anyone I know how... 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