Scar revision or reduction surgery aims to minimise a scar so it’s less visible and blends in more with the rest of your skin.
You may have an unsightly scar or a build-up of scar tissue on the skin, which can be distressing and lead to low self-confidence. Scar revision can help make a real improvement to the appearance of your skin.
Scar revision surgery could make you much happier about your appearance, particularly if the scar is in a prominent place like the face, neck or chest.
It isn’t possible to completely eliminate a scar, but through careful planning and the specialist techniques used during the procedure, our doctors can blend the scar into the rest of the skin to make it less noticeable.
As with all medical aesthetic treatments, it’s important to weigh up the risks involved against the benefits that the treatment can bring. Your doctor will talk you through any risks and possible complications of your treatment.
Scar reduction is considered to be very low risk, but can sometimes lead to bleeding, infection, redness, as well as change in pigmentation and skin sensitivity.
Scar revision treatment can be performed on most people who feel that they’d like their scars reduced. It’s important to be realistic about the results of the surgery, and understand that these will be different for every person.
Your doctor will talk you through the results that they believe can be achieved during your consultation.
As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery and medical aesthetics, we understand that each patient’s requirements are different, and so your scar revision treatment will be tailored specifically to you. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free, face-to-face, no-obligation consultations. Following our consultation process, your practitioner will provide a detailed pricing overview for your scar reduction surgery. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about the flexible credit options available via our partnerships with specialist financial providers.
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Now’s the time to talk to your medical aesthetician, with absolutely no obligation to go ahead. You can discuss your expectations and find out if you’re a suitable candidate for this treatment, as well as chatting through benefits and risks. They will carry out an assessment of your scar and guide you through the scar reduction options which they believe would ensure the best results. You can discuss your expectations with them and find out if you’re a suitable candidate for the treatment, as well as chatting through the benefits and risks of treatment.
Our medical aesthetic practitioners and nurses are extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions you have. If you feel ready to proceed, we can book your procedure for a date and time that suits you.
On the day of your treatment, you’ll have time to ask any last-minute questions before the procedure begins. There are a number of options available for scar revision/reduction, and these will either be surgical or non-surgical.
If you are having surgical scar revision, then it is carried out as day surgery, and you’ll be able to return home the same day. It’s performed under local anaesthetic, so although you’ll be awake, you won’t be able to feel anything throughout the procedure. Depending on the size, shape and location of your scar, your doctor will perform one of two procedures. They’ll either make incisions around the scar to remove it and carefully restitch the skin in a V-shape so it’s less conspicuous, or they’ll remodel the scar into a skin fold.
Other non-surgical scar revision/reduction options include using a cool laser, TCA peels, microneedling, fillers and steroid injections. A combination of these are sometimes used, and you can learn more about them in your discussion with your medical aesthetics practitioner.
You’ll be able to leave the clinic on the same day as you have the treatment, and we’ll give you guidance on how to look after your stitches after the procedure and how to apply a temporary dressing. We’ll make a 7 – 10 day follow-up appointment to have your stitches removed, too.
We believe that the highest quality aftercare is just as important as the treatment itself, so we’re here to support you. You’ll be given an aftercare leaflet and if you have any questions or concerns at all, you can contact our 24/7 helpline.
Your doctor will advise you as to whether you’ll need to take time off work to rest, and they’ll also let you know how long you’ll need to avoid any strenuous activities that might put a strain on the wound. The revised scar may be swollen for around 2 weeks, and the healing process will continue over the following weeks. It will take time for the scar revision to fade, but the results will be long lasting.
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