What kind of preparation would you recommend me before scar excision?
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Scar revision prep
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Stretch Scars May Respond To Subcision To Raise Them Followed By Medical Microneedling To Blend Them With The Surrounding Skin
That having been said, I would suggest another possible approach, one that I have been using for many years, to treating your problem that does not require surgical excision and closure and the subsequent potential risk of repeat stretch scars. Subcision may be used to elevate the central depression that likely exists. And this may be followed by the use of medical microneedling to blend the surface tone and texture of the treated area with surrounding normal skin. These two approaches, about which you can learn more from the archives of RealSelf.com, do not entail the risks of continued re-formation of stretch scars or stitch tracks, that exist with traditional surgical excision. Good luck.
Scars and Healing
It is always crucial to stop smoking before a surgical procedure. Smoking delays would healing. I would consult with a plastic surgeon if you are concerned about the type of scar. If the scar is red, it can always be lasered later with the V-Beam laser. Best, Dr. Green
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