Scar Revision in Jupiter, FL
Scars can often be a reminder of past trauma or events and can negatively affect one’s self-esteem. With a scar revision procedure, the appearance of such lasting evidence can be greatly reduced. Board-certified plastic surgeon Kim Edward Koger, M.D., F.A.C.S. offers scar revision services to the residents in the area of West Palm Beach, Wellington, Vero Beach or anywhere in Palm Beach County.
What is Scar Revision?
Scar revision procedures are designed to lessen the appearance of scars though they cannot be completely removed. Through the use of injections and surgical procedures, Dr. Koger can reduce the size or color of the scar, depending on the type and circumstance. There are multiple types of procedures that can be used to help make your scar less obvious and Dr. Koger will consult with you regarding your situation and what can be done.
The Best Candidates for Scar Revision
Due to the variables in types of scars and scar revision procedures, your first step in discerning whether or not you are a good candidate for scar revision will be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Koger. It is important that you wait for at least one year or more after the injury or surgery that caused the scar before you seek out a scar revision procedure.
Dr. Koger will examine your scar and discuss with you the possible options for lessening the appearance of the scar. Dr. Koger will go over potential procedures and benefits. At this time, any questions, concerns or expectations can also be discussed. It is important that you feel comfortable with the process and its possible results.
The Scar Revision Procedure
There are multiple types of scar revision procedures depending on the type of scar you have. Dr. Koger will assess your situation and prescribe the best way forward to alleviate the appearance of your scar. This may involve simple steroid injections, to filling the space with a flap or skin graft. Dermabrasion may also be a method used to decrease the visibility of your scar, which scrapes off the top layers of skin. Dr. Koger will discuss the details of the best procedure with you and what you can expect for recovery.
After your Scar Revision
You will be provided with important guidelines to follow after your procedure, in order to allow for your wound to be healed correctly. You may be able to return to normal activity in a matter of days though you should avoid strenuous activity while you are still healing.
It is vital to remember that your scar cannot be completely removed. Following the guidelines given to you will help ensure that your scar revision heals as best as it can, but every individual heals differently. It may take some time before you are able to fully see the results of your procedure.
How Much Does a Scar Revision Cost?
The cost of scar revision varies, depending on the extent of cosmetic treatment necessary to achieve the best results. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® and Discover®. We offer financing options via CareCredit®.
If you live in or around West Palm Beach, Wellington, Vero Beach or anywhere in Palm Beach County, and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon to consult with regarding scar revision, contact Dr. Koger at Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa in Jupiter, FL, today to set up a complimentary consultation.