Surgical Scar Revision

Surgical Scar Revision

Surgical scar revision is a cosmetic procedure to improve the facade of a scar on your skin, be it discoloration, surface irregularity, acne scars or any other type of elusive scar. It is worth mentioning here that the mentioned scars do not cause physical discomfort, but are among the greatest forms of emotional, psychological and social pains. A surgical scar revision will make your scars more harmonious with the surface and tone of the nearby skin.

Surgical scar revision reinstates skin deformity besides fixing skin changes triggered by heredity factors, environmental factors, an injury or previous surgical intervention. How much time a surgical scar revision procedure may take depends on the scope of surgery; however, it can be carried out under local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia.

You might be thinking when to go for a surgical scar revision. You should remember that scars wither and become less visible with age. You should wait to go for surgical scar revision until the scar lightens in color. According to Dr. Shumaila, in some cases, it is best to go for surgical scar revision 60-90 days after the scar hits maturity. You should also remember that each scar is unique.

Surgical scar revision candidates

You can be a potential candidate for surgical scar revision if:

  1. You want your scars to be less noticeable.
  2. You feel emotionally and socially distressed because of your visible scars.
  3. You are in good health and not suffering from any diseases that may impair post-surgical healing.
  4. You are a non-smoker and use no drugs.
  5. You have positive and realistic expectations from the procedure.
  6. You are not having acne or any other skin diseases in the area to be treated.


Our lead dermatologist Dr. Shumaila will determine your final candidacy for surgical scar revision after thoroughly examining your condition. She is a board certified dermatologist with several years of experience in surgical scar revision. If you think you can be a good candidate for the procedure, book an appointment with Dr. Shumaila today!