Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. A scar will develop even if a wound heals without complications. Scarring is a natural part of our body’s healing process. Dr. Burton Sundin and the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery can help minimize the effect a scar has on your appearance through a procedure called scar revision. Scars may be a different texture or color than the surrounding healthy tissue making them more noticeable. The goal of scar revision surgery is to make the scarred area more consistent with the surrounding tissue resulting in a less visible scar.
Scar revision treatment is largely determined by the type and degree of scarring. Treatments may include topical treatments, minimally invasive procedures or surgical procedures using advanced wound closure techniques. Dr. Sundin is currently recommending two new topical silicone treatments, Kelocote and Biocorneum, to his patients who have had surgery and to those patients with unfavorable scars. These products are available exclusively in Richmond at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery. A consultation with Dr. Sundin will help you determine if you are a good candidate for scar revision treatment and what options will offer the best results for your scar.