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Your body uses collagen, the strength fibers in your skin, when it heals. The scar looks different from the rest of your skin, and it can feel thicker and tougher because it doesn’t contain elastin, the flexible fibers in your skin. The extent and type of scar can vary based on your age, genetics, and the location, size, and type of the injury. The main types of scars are:

  • Atrophic Scars: These scars develop when healing happens under the skin and cause shallow indentations. They are often caused by severe acne or chicken pox. 
  • Hypertrophic Scars: These scars are thick groupings of scar tissue around the wound that can change or widen over time, and can cause discomfort.
  • Normotrophic Scars: These scars are discolored but not particularly visible, and are often caused by minor injuries or tiny surgical incisions.
  • Contracture Scars: These scars tighten and pull together the tissues, restricting movement. They are often caused by significant tissue damage, like a burn.
  • Keloid Scars: These scars extend beyond the wound site and are larger than hypertrophic scars. They often appear where there is less fatty tissue and can pucker, itch, and may be painful.
  • Surgical Scars: If surgery left you with visible scars, they can be treated so they’re less visible.
  • Stretch Marks: Stretch marks are a type of scar, and with laser treatments, can become less visible.
  • Mohs surgery Scars: After Mohs surgery, you may have a visible facial scar and a depression on your skin that needs to be restored with a custom surgery.

World-Class Scar Revision Treatments in Springfield

As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon, and ear, nose, and throat specialist, Dr. Shah is highly experienced in all aspects of plastic surgery. He is known for his refined, elegant results. After consulting with you on your aesthetic goals, he will help you choose the scar revision journey that will produce the best results. There are several options for scar revision procedures, based on your individual needs. The treatment options include dermal fillers, dermabrasion, microneedling, laser resurfacing, injections, or surgical scar removal to correct a larger, raised, or visible scar.

Dr. Shah: Privacy, Discretion, and Superior Results

As an expert, compassionate surgeon who is respected and trusted for his world-class skills and personalized care, Dr. Shah employs the most advanced surgical skills in every scar revision procedure. Your treatments will be as minimally invasive as possible, and will take place in our luxury Springfield offices. For atrophic (depressed scars), Dr. Shah may use dermal fillers.

For cosmetic and surface treatments, he may suggest dermabrasion, microneedling, or laser therapy, and for a deeper scar, he may surgically remove it to form a smaller, less visible scar. Treatments such as dermal fillers may require several visits, and some scar revision treatment plans are a combination of procedures.

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What Should I Expect After Scar Revision?

Following your procedure, you may have some swelling, bruising, discoloration, or discomfort for a week or two depending on what type of treatment you undergo. Cold compresses can soothe the area, and Dr. Shah will let you know which medications or recovery protocols are best for your specific treatment. While you heal, you should avoid strenuous activities. You will see improvement shortly after your scar revision procedures. For surgical scar correction, it may take up to one year for full healing.

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Why Choose Shah Plastic Surgery in Springfield for Scar Revision?

When you enter Shah Plastic Surgery for scar revision, you are welcomed into a place where superior patient experience, personalized care, and world-class results. Your ultimate health and aesthetic outcome is our highest priority. Additionally, your scar revision experience will be handled with discretion, privacy, and advanced safety protocols. Call us today for your first appointment.

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