If you are bothered by your noticeable and perhaps unsightly scars, Dr. Michael R. Burgdorf offers several options for scar revision in Nashville, TN. Each scar revision option is designed to minimize the appearance of your scar by making it more consistent with its neighboring skin tone and texture. 

Why Choose Music City Plastic Surgery?

An award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon and best-selling author, Dr. Burgdorf provides superior aesthetic results that are carefully crafted to reflect each individual’s unique goals and wishes. His skill, artistry, and passion for excellence are coupled with a caring, friendly bedside manner that instantly sets even the most anxious of patients at ease. He is a four-time recipient of Vitals.com’s Most Compassionate Doctors award, and for good reason.

Dr. Burgdorf understands that each procedure is more than just a technical exercise requiring the utmost precision. It is an emotional journey for the patient, demanding support before, during, and after treatment. Dr. Burgdorf and his team go to great lengths to empower patients with honest information and knowledge so they can make the best decisions for their well-being and success.

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What is Scar Revision?

Some scars may fade 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 visible, unattractive, or disfiguring scars. 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, 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 Treatments

Topical treatments 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 treatments are generally used to improve the look of developing or existing surface scars and irregular pigmentation. One topical agent that Dr. Burgdorf highly recommends is Silagen, a silicone-based scar cream that is ONLY sold to licensed medical professionals. No web retailers nor Amazon carry this post-surgical treatment gel. All Silagen products are vegan, gluten-free, and not tested on animals.


If you are unhappy with the appearance of a concave scar, injectables can help by filling in the scar. Results from injectables 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 using a steroid-based compound that inhibits the body from producing collagen, which can improve the size, texture, and overall appearance of a raised scar or keloid. Another example is the use of fillers containing hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance that can thicken the skin directly under the scar to improve its appearance. Fat transfer can also be a more permanent option to fill in contour irregularities left by unsightly scars. 

Surface Treatments

Dr. Burgdorf often uses surface treatment options 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 treatments are intended either to slough off the superficial skin layers or alter the nature of the tissue. The following techniques are common surface treatments used for scar revision:

  • Chemical peels remove the top layers of skin, exposing the fresh skin underneath.
  • Lasers target the color within the scar thereby decreasing their redness and pigmentation.
  • 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 new collagen and elastin production. Depending on its size and severity, the appearance of your scar may be improved with just one simple microneedling session 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.

Contact Music City Plastic Surgery for Scar Revision in Nashville, TN

Come be a part of our discreet and private experience at Music City Plastic Surgery. Whichever procedure you seek, our Nashville Natural™ approach will allow you to improve your appearance without the over-done look. Discover the Dr. Burgdorf difference and get ready for an unparalleled plastic surgery experience! You can schedule your consultation with Dr. Burgdorf today by calling 1-615-205-5155.

You may also click here to schedule your in-person or virtual consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Burgdorf will take the time to listen to your needs, answer all your questions regarding your unique aesthetic goals, and ensure that you are comfortable and confident with your treatment plan. We look forward to meeting you!

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