Major surgeries, trauma, incidents, and cosmetic issues can leave behind scarring. Fortunately, Wistl Skin, located in Carefree, Arizona, understands the impact these blemishes can have. Master aesthetician Andrea E. Hochstedt, LE, and board-certified plastic surgeon Victoria Aimé, MD, offer scar revision to reduce or eliminate scarring to help you look and feel your best. Wistl Skin is the only aesthetics med spa in the area offering a plastic surgeon on staff and a highly trained master aesthetician with over 20 years of experience in aesthetics, training, mentoring, advanced procedures, and protocols. Call the office to schedule a consultation or book online.
Scar revision is plastic surgery performed to improve the appearance or condition of a scar anywhere on your body.
Surgery can cosmetically improve discoloration or surface irregularities and other more subtle scars, as well as other treatments recommended by your Wistl Skin plastic surgeon.
Scar revision is a procedure done on a scar to alter or improve the appearance of:
The revision may improve the cosmetic appearance, reduce itching, or restore function to a part of the body that may have been restricted.
Your provider plans your scar revision using techniques based on the scar’s features:
Three steroid injections a week for four weeks can reduce elevated scars. Dermabrasion can also minimize hypertrophic tissue.
Redness usually goes away eventually on its own, but Pulse Dyed laser treatments (V-beam) can get rid of it faster. Depending on the settings, treatment may have to be repeated 2-4 times, 4-6 weeks apart.
Resurfacing lasers like an ablative fractional Co2 laser called Ultrapulse Active FX can minimize textured scar tissue. You need 2-4 treatments spaced six weeks apart, depending on the severity of the texture and pigment issues.
Depressed scars (atrophy) are challenging to treat. The best treatment for depressed scars is usually a deep resurfacing laser.
Some semi-permanent injectable fillers can also diminish the appearance of depressed scars. Fillers work by adding soft volume under the skin, which can make up for the missing tissue in a scar. The results of fillers last for six months or longer, depending on the type you get.
Occasionally, the best treatment option for a depressed scar is a scar revision. The depressed portion of the scar is surgically removed, and the wound is sutured with a special technique.
The talented staff at Wistl Skin has over two decades of experience in scar treatments and revision surgery using the latest techniques in aesthetic medicine. Call the office to set up a consultation or book online today.
*Individual results may vary