Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown perform scar revision for patients in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland.
Available Scar Revision Treatments
A number of different treatments can be used to minimize scars, ranging from topical ointments to additional surgery. The exact method chosen will depend on the characteristics of the scar and the patient’s overall health. A few procedures that could be considered include the following:
- Chemical peels
- Laser therapy
- Skin bleaching
Before deciding which procedure is best, Dr. Ira Papel, Dr. Theda Kontis, and Dr. Emile Brown will have a consultation with each patient to discuss the pros and cons of each type of treatment. Non-invasive treatments, such as ointments and skin bleaching, are normally attempted first before more rigorous procedures are recommended.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Scar Revision?
Those who could benefit from scar revision are in generally good health and have realistic expectations about their results. They should also have relatively healthy skin, with no active infections or severe acne breakouts in the area being treated. Those with underlying health issues, such as circulatory disorders, should discuss this with one of our doctors before undergoing surgery to correct scar tissue.
How Long Will Scar Revision Take?
The length of the procedure will depend upon the nature of the scar. *Patients normally see significant improvement in moderate scars a few weeks after using topical ointments. Results may be noticed much more quickly whenever laser therapy, dermabrasion, chemical peels or surgery are used to correct scars.
What Are The Benefits Of Having Scar Revision?
The biggest benefit of scar revision is that the appearance of the scar will be markedly reduced. Those who are worried about hiding their scars can find that they have more freedom in choosing what to wear than they did before. Scars that rub against clothing can also be uncomfortable, and this can be improved as well.
How Much Does Scar Revision Cost?
Depending on the extent of revision needed for your scars, the estimated total cost can vary from $800 to $3,000. Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown offer their patients a chance to meet with the patient coordinator after the initial consultation to discuss financing and price.
Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown have performed many successful scar revision procedures on their patients from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland and would love a chance to discuss procedural options with you! Contact us at our Baltimore office to schedule a consultation for your scar revision procedure; we will go over all of your options at this appointment.
*Individual results may vary.
*Timeframe for recovery varies by patient.