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 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

When I was 16 I had my naval pierced and when I got pregnant with my daughter at 21 my piercing area over stretched and the piercing area became loose and wrinkly. I've always wanted to get it removed and I went to my plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Sinclair. He was very great the whole procedure... READ MORE

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

When I was 6 days old, I had a surgery due to something called twisted intestines (in layman terms) and as long as I can remember I have always had a very deep depressed scar. Yesterday, I finally got a scar revision surgery done. The procedure was fairly quick (1.5hours). I woke up sore which... READ MORE

I have used many things to minimize the appearance of my scars.the scars are very dark and nothing has helped(see pics). i have used chemical peels like lactic and glycolic acid, a Co2 laser as well as many strong bleaching agents . i also have 2 old chicken pox scars and a scar that is the same... READ MORE

I was in a car accident as a child and needed emergency surgery, which left me with quite a big scar that only got worse as I grew up. It caused a huge indent across my stomach which I hated- I'd be paranoid that people could see it through my clothes and it caused a lot of relationship problems... READ MORE

I was injured on a Wednesday and immediately went to the Emergency Room. For two days following I saw my general physician who instructed me to simply keep applying ointment and that with time the wound would heal. Thank goodness for Dr. Maguire, as his knowledge of the skin and experience has... READ MORE

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