I want to have scar revision done on my face. Would it be best to consult a reconstructive surgeon, or a plastic surgeon?
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Facial scar revision
Grigoriy Mashkevich, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
Scars May Be Treated With A Variety of Minimally Invasive (Nonsurgical )Techniques
Without a photo and some history it is impossible to really say what form of treatment(s) is appropriate in this case. Treatments run the gamut from surgical revision, punch-excision, chemical peels, radiowave treatments, subcision and fractional medical microneedling, each having its own purpose and expected outcomes. To determine what is best for you, consultation with a board certified aesthetic physician with extensive experience with each of these modalities is strongly urged.
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Scar Revision on your Face
I wish you had provided a photo for better assessment because it depends on the type of scar that you have. If it is a scar that a laser can improve then I would recommend a dermatologist. If it is a scar that needs to be re-excised I would recommend a facial plastic surgeon. Revising scars are very tricky so please find a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in scar revisions.
Scar revision on face
Reconstructive or plastic surgeon
Best wishes, Dr Kraft
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