Debunking Scar Revision Myths
Men and women will not need to hide certain parts of their body under clothing or accessories anymore. With scar revision, the appearance of your scars will be greatly improved, giving you smoother and more flawless skin. However, there is more to scar revision procedures than you think. Here are some of the most common myths about the procedure – busted!
Myth: A scar revision surgery will be quick.
Usually, a scar revision procedure will take one to five hours, depending on the extent of the area being treated and the condition of the individual. During the procedure, the patient is likely to get local or general anesthesia to promote comfort.
Myth: Scar revision can completely remove a scar.
There is no guarantee that scar revision surgery will be able to eliminate the scar completely. The procedure may only even out the skin tone surrounding the scar or make it appear less raised, but scars cannot be completely erased. There are different factors that can affect the success of the procedure, such as the size and location of the scar and the patient’s healing mechanism.
Myth: Results are permanent.
There are some factors that could prevent the results from being permanent, such as sun exposure, pregnancy, aging, and weight gain or loss.
Scar Revision in Sacramento
If you are interested in scar revision surgery, book an appointment with Dr. Semlacher today by reaching us at 916-961-9219. We would love to hear from you!