Scar Revision/Correction is indicated for cosmetic or functional aspects.
Scar revision is a surgery to improve or reduce the appearance of scars. It also restores function, and corrects skin changes (disfigurement) caused by an injury, wound, poor healing, or previous surgery.
Scar tissue forms as skin heals after an injury such as accident or surgery.
Depending on the extent of the surgery, scar revision can be done under local or general anesthesia Scar revision does not always clear the scar. Scars shrink and become less visible as they age. Scar revision is done after several months or even a year after the wound has healed. While in some scars, it is fair to do revise surgery 2-3 months after the scar matures or do laser treatment. Every scar is different; hence an expert dermatologist opinion is required.
There are various techniques such as:
Serial partial excision,
V-Y plasty are used for different scars.