Scar Removal in McLean, VA

Scar removal or scar revision benefits patients who desire to improve the appearance of their scars and their camouflage in Virginia including McLean, Falls Church, Tysons, Arlington plus the Washington DC area. It is performed by Dr. Vartan Mardirossian at the Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics fully licensed surgical suite in McLean, VA.

How is Scar Revision Performed?

Scar revision can be performed in a variety of ways. In our practice, we use laser, microneedling, dermabrasion or surgical excision and closure to revise scars. What is essentially important in treating visible scars is to understand what exactly is the feature of the scar that makes it noticeable. It may be raised or discolored, or even just long and linear. Once the culprit has been identified,  the road is open to the appropriate course of treatment. In most cases, scar revision is a relatively simple outpatient procedure that can usually be performed under local anesthesia. There is no need for most patients to undergo general anesthesia although that might be necessary if other procedures are performed at the same time. The scar revision procedure may also include minimally invasive procedures like steroid injection or massage. For unusually persistent scars, and when the other treatment options have been suboptimal, Dr. Mardirossian may recommend complete removal and aesthetic closure.

Am I a Candidate for a Scar Revision Surgery?

If you feel that you have a visible scar on your face and neck that you are uncomfortable with, then you are probably a candidate for a scar revision procedure. Scars can be detrimental for self-confidence and can also have a functional impact like limiting the movement of the involved area of the face or the body. It is very important to revise scars at the right time: in most cases, this means waiting at least six months after the injury to be able to intervene.

What is Recovery like after Scar Revision Procedures?

Following the procedure, an antibiotic ointment should be applied to the affected area. If any sutures were used to close the area, they can typically be removed within seven days.

How Long Will my Scar Revision Results Last?

The results form a scar revision surgery are permanent. In many cases, as time goes by, the incision will fade away, improving even further the results of scar revision.

Contact Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation with Vartan Mardirossian, M.D., F.A.C.S., to see if this procedure is the right solution for you. We offer scar revision to the patients in Virginia including McLean, Falls Church, Tysons, Arlington plus the Washington DC area.