What is a Scar Revision Surgery?
Scars are a very common skin flaw that can be located anywhere on the face and body. For some people, a scar is an unwanted reminder of an old wound or another condition that caused a disruption to the skin’s surface. While some scars aren't a problem, some can be unsightly and unappealing. They may be big, bumpy, dark, raised, or recessed and not easily camouflaged into the surrounding skin. Depending on where the scar is located and its condition, scar revision surgery may be needed to improve how it looks. Similarly, mole or lesion removal may also be performed with particular care to decrease the likelihood of scarring. Winchester, VA double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen offers scar revision and mole removal surgery at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa to decrease the size of and fix your scar's appearance.
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"I left New York Long Island in Manhattan I was a stylist for many years when I moved here then I met Dr. Karen both Northerners we share a lot in common. Dr. Karen has done Botox on my face he’s about to do Botox on my TMJ he did a neck lift and an eye lift on me years ago people still tell me all the time how great I look I’m 72 you can look me up on Facebook and see what I look like anyway Dr. Karen did a rhinoplasty on one of my grandchildren because her nose was broken he closed my daughters throat when she had to have surgery for her thyroid cancer to be removed he was kind he stood by the EMT and then he did the plastic surgery in closing her throat my husband had rhinoplasty from Dr. Karen it was wonderful I have sent numerous clients of mine to Dr. Karen over the years and years no one ever had a complaint he’s Very professional and his office is wonderful The staff are efficient friendly very kind. His office itself is magnificent just looking at the picture above on the outside of the building it’s magnificent I have grown to care for Dr. Karen a lot Especially I love his Botox work I have never had a bruise or a problem of any kind thank you Dr. Karen for all that you have done for me for many many clients of mine and for Winchester Virginia you are the best"- P.P. / Google / Aug 14, 2021
"Best doctor and staff around. Dr. Karen is knowledgeable, and experienced in his work. I would not trust anyone else with my face."- C.M. / Yelp / Aug 11, 2021
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"I went to see Dr. Karen two weeks ago for Botox and filler. I absolutely LOVE my results. My lips are plump and symmetrical. My forehead, under eyes and mouth look entirely rejuvenated. Also I’ve noticed a HUGE difference using ZO skin care. It’s only been two weeks but my acne has cleared up immensely my skin looks brighter and healthier. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Karen and speaking with Sabrina about ZO skin care. Sabrina is amazing!!! She is passionate about making you look and feel the best you can be. She was so easy to talk to and I felt very confident the money I spent on the skin care products would work. Worth every penny!!! I will be going back in the near future, and restocking on all of my ZO products 10/10👌🏼"- L.W. / Google / Jul 02, 2021
What Can I Expect from My Scar Revision?
To start your scar revision, we will employ a local anesthetic or sedation based on the extent of the case. For bumpy or thick scars, a shave excision can be performed to level and even out the scar. Raised and/or larger scars can be decreased by using an elliptical incision, which removes the scar and part of the tissue and skin around it, then stitching the skin closed. Bigger scars sometimes will need a skin graft or tissue expansion so that the old scar can be excised, permitting healthy skin to be reconnected. If the texture or color of the scar is of main concern, Dr. Karen may suggest laser treatment to lessen the color and visibility of a scar. If you have a recessed scar or one that appears "pitted," Dr. Karen may offer an injectable dermal filler product to produce a more even, natural complexion. Similar to scar revision, mole removal can be performed in a few different ways, depending on the type of mole. Moles that are only skin deep or flush with the skin’s surface may be eligible for laser removal or a simple skin shaving technique. Moles and lesions that are deep-seated may require excision, similar to that of a scar. Following your treatment, incision care is an important component of the recovery process. Dr. Karen or a member of his staff can give detailed instructions on how to care for your wound so that the revised scar is smaller, lighter, and thinner. Keep in mind that the scar will not be fully removed; however, most well-performed scar revision surgeries can create a natural, softer appearance.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $1,100
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Improve Your Scar's Appearance
If you have an unsightly scar or mole that bothers you, Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa has numerous options to make it less visible. After assessing the size, shape, type, and depth of your scar or mole, a revision treatment plan will be created to help improve its appearance. Using surgical and nonsurgical treatments, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen will transform the scar and surrounding skin for a more natural and normal appearance. We invite you to call Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa in Winchester, VA to schedule your scar consultation.