For An Unparalleled Experience With Scar Revision & Removal Surgery – Serving Nashville, Green Hills,
Belle Meade, Franklin, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Bellevue, Murfreesboro, Mount Juliet, Hermitage, Columbia & Clarksville, TN
Minimize Your Scar’s Appearance
Scars are the visible result of a wound healing. Typically the result of an injury or surgery, scars can often be unpredictable. It is difficult to determine how a scar will look once it is fully formed. Some scars may fade greatly over time so that they closely match the color of a person’s skin, becoming nearly invisible. Other scars may become pink, red, recessed, or raised above the surface of the skin. Poor healing may result in highly visible, unattractive, or disfiguring scars.
If you are bothered by your noticeable and perhaps unsightly scars, Nashville scar revision and removal surgeon Dr. Michael Burgdorf offers several options for scar revision and scar removal treatment. Each option is designed to minimize the appearance of your scar by making it more consistent with its neighboring skin tone and texture. Among Nashville plastic surgeons, Dr. Burgdorf is extremely skilled in scar revision treatment. Although no one can completely erase a scar once it has formed, our procedures can help minimize the scar’s appearance.
Treatment options for scar revision range from topical solutions to surgical scar revision. At Music City Plastic Surgery in Nashville, TN, Dr. Burgdorf will evaluate your scar and skin health to recommend a scar removal treatment plan that is best suited to your personal needs.
Scar Revision Treatment Options
The severity of the scarring – including the size, location, and type of scar – largely determines what degree of improvement can be achieved with scar revision treatment. Dr. Burgdorf may also recommend a treatment protocol involving multiple scar revision techniques to help you achieve optimum results.
Topical treatment typically include creams, gels, certain tapes, or external compression. These can help your wound heal or decrease your skin’s ability to generate abnormal pigment. Topical treatment are generally used to improve the look of developing or existing surface scars and irregular pigmentation. One topical agent that Nashville plastic surgeon Dr. Burgdorf highly recommends is bioCorneum+, the only FDA-approved scar treatment on the market preferred by leading plastic surgeons.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of a concave scar, then injectable treatment may be able to help by filling in the scar. Results from injectable treatment typically last from three months to a few years, so periodic touch-up treatment is usually required to maintain the results. One example of an injectable scar revision treatment is the use of a steroid-based compound that inhibits the body from producing collagen. This type of treatment can improve the size, texture, and overall appearance of a raised scar, or keloid. Another example is the use of hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers such as Restylane or Juvéderm , a naturally occurring substance that can thicken the skin directly under the scar to improve its appearance.
Dr. Burgdorf often use surface treatment options at Music City Plastic Surgery in order to improve the aesthetic appearance of scars. With a surface treatment such as a chemical peel, Dr. Burgdorf can soften surface abnormalities and improve the appearance of blotchy pigmentation. Surface treatment is intended either to slough off the superficial skin layers or alter the nature of the tissue. The following techniques are common surface treatment used for scar revision:
- Chemical peels remove the top layers of skin, exposing the fresh skin underneath.
- Topical skin bleaching agents can lighten the color of the scar.
- Scar revision surgery can improve the look of or possibly excise a severe scar.
Microneedling (Collagen Induction Therapy)
This minimally invasive collagen induction therapy procedure can reduce the size and improve the appearance of scars. Microneedling uses tiny needles to create a controlled skin injury and encourage production of new collagen and elastin. Depending on its size and severity, the appearance of your scar may be improved with just one simple microneedling or with a series of microneedling appointments.
Dr. Burgdorf will review all these scar revision and removal options with you and work with you to decide which method of treatment can best help to improve the appearance of your particular scar.
To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Burgdorf and learn more about scar revision treatment, please contact us at Music City Plastic Surgery by calling 615.567.5716 or using our convenient online form.
Come experience Music City Plastic Surgery! You will see we offer 5-star rated scar revision treatment to patients in and around Nashville, Green Hills, Belle Meade, Franklin, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Bellevue, Murfreesboro, Mount Juliet, Hermitage, Columbia and Clarksville, Tennessee (TN).