Scars are caused by wounds in the skin, either from injury or a surgical incision. The affected skin can become raised, discolored, and puckered, resulting in a disfigurement that may cause you to feel embarrassed. Your scar may be noticeable due to its size, coloring, and/or placement; however, Dr. Michael J. Messina and our team are committed to helping you enjoy smooth, pleasing skin that makes you feel attractive and self-confident. We may recommend surgical revision for the best possible results.
Scars that cause compromised function or that are under a significant amount of tension are often best treated with a surgical procedure. Surgical revision includes special reconstructive techniques to realign the scar in order to restore function and release any tension.
Scar revision surgery is performed to minimize the appearance of a scar so that it blends in with the texture and color of the surrounding skin. The procedure is performed in an outpatient setting, with local anesthesia to ensure you feel comfortable. To remove the scar, an incision is made. We will then carefully suture the wound closed and allow it to heal. In the case of severe scarring, such as the result of a burn, a skin graft or similar procedure may need to be performed to ensure properly healing and more aesthetic results.
Our dermatologist will gladly meet with you to determine if you would benefit from receiving surgical revision in Palm Desert, California. Call 760-773-6616 today to schedule a consultation at Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Specialists.