What is Scar Revision?
Scars are a very common skin flaw and can be located anywhere on the body and face. In some cases, a scar is a reminder of a wound that once existed or another issue that caused a disruption to the skin. While most scars are not a problem, some scars are unsightly and unappealing. They can be too wide or too big, bumpy, dark, raised, or recessed. Based on where the scar is located and its state, scar revision may be needed to improve how it looks. Cosmetic Surgery Specialists offers scar revision in a variety of approaches that works to reduce the size and appearance of your scar.
What are the Types of Scars?
There are many types of scars. The type you have can determine the available techniques to correct it. The most frequent scars Dr. Brackup sees are:
- Superficial Scars
These are the subtlest type of scars. They don't cause any issue other than an unsightly appearance.
- Hypertrophic Scars
A hypertrophic scar may also be big. They may be thicker and grow bigger in time, but hypertrophic scars don't usually expand beyond the wound site.
- Keloid Scars
Although rare, these scars are more noticeable in size and can be sometimes painful. The skin surrounding the scar is typically discolored and the scar tissue grows past the edges of the original wound.
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"My experience with Dr Brackup was A plus! Dr. Brackup spent time with me to decribe my procedure and to answer all of my questions. The procedure went amazingly well . Dr Brackup reached out after the surgery and was available for all follow up questions. I highly recommend Dr. Brackjup and I wojuld definitely go to him again"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 25, 2019
"Dr Brackup and Staff Are First Rate! - I'm now about seven weeks post surgery and I am thrilled with the results of my deep plane facelift. After turning 60, it became clear that fillers were an ineffective waste of money to treat worsening jowls and sagging. Tired of a losing battle with gravity, and feeling much younger than I was looking, I turned to Dr. Brackup after research on this site and others, and after meeting the doc and his team. I was looking for three things in my cosmetic surgery provider: (1) confidence in their caring and competency, including board certification; (2) assurance that the results would be natural; (3) transparency and expected accuracy in what to expect before, during and after the procedure. I can say that Dr. Brackup and his staff have scored high on all three counts. During the initial consultation, I never had the feeling that Dr Brackup or his staff tried to sell or suggest anything that needed "fixing," rather they responded in their professional judgment with the best treatment recommendations for what was bothering me. Once I selected Dr. Brackup, his office and surgery center provided the appropriate level of pre-op instruction. Care the day of and following surgery was first rate, and I thought his affiliated surgery center and staff were terrific, too. Best of all, I'm simply delighted with my new look (and the friends in whom I've confided have been effusively positive in their comments). If you think you're ready to take the plunge, I can confidently recommend Dr. Brackup and his practice."- G. / RealSelf / Oct 02, 2023
"Dr. Brackup and the staff are great. Everyone is very kind in the office and they make you feel comfortable about discussing whatever it is you’re looking for. He will be very straight forward with you on your concerns of getting something done and not just agree to everything you want. This shows that he cares!"- K.G. / Yelp / Sep 15, 2023
"I had upper/lower eyelid blepharoplasty with lower lid laser skin resurfacing. Everyone in the office is very professional and friendly. They are very prompt with your appointments, no unnecessary waiting. I just had my last follow up appointment yesterday and I am completely amazed and happy with results. The took the final picture and placed it next to the before picture and I was surprised how much of a difference there was. It was hard for me to honestly see it because I have been dealing with being told how tired I look, how unattractive I look and how angry I look due to the circles under my eyes since I was 15. I am 61 now so my brain is so conditioned to believe I look a certain way. Recovery was not bad and Dr Brackup and the staff were always available if I had any questions or needed to see them. Highly recommend. Also, they are truthful with you about the results you can expect based on you, your skin, your circumstances and expectations. "- L.H. / Healthgrades / Aug 18, 2023
How is Scar Revision Performed?
Scar improvement is performed in our office at Cosmetic Surgery Specialists and in more extensive cases may involve the surgical center. We offer a variety of treatment methods for scar revision, including steroid and 5-FU injections, IPL, and the Icon 1540 laser. For some patients, it isn't the shape or size of the scar that is the concern but the color or texture. There are many state-of-the-art, noninvasive laser treatments that can lessen the color and visibility of a scar, eliminating the need for surgery. Also, if you have a recessed scar or it appears "pitted," Dr. Brackup may discuss a dermal filler product to create a more natural, even surface.
Plan Your Procedure
Improve Your Scar's Appearance
If you have an unwanted scar that bothers you, Cosmetic Surgery Specialists has many treatments to make it less noticeable. After assessing the size, shape, depth, and type of scar you have, a revision treatment plan can be developed to help minimize its appearance. We invite you to call Cosmetic Surgery Specialists in Langhorne, PA to schedule your consultation.