Scar Revision

Scars are the result of thickened collagen extending through the dermis. Shallow scars can often be improved with a series of Vibradermabrasion, chemical peels, or Fraxel laser resurfacing. Deeper, soft-bordered scars do well with CO2 / Erbium laser skin resurfacing.

Some scars, however, need surgical excision to look better. Deep acne pits, sharp-edged depressed scars, inverted scar lines (trough-like), or scars crossing maximum tension lines require excision. By carefully considering each scar and its relationship to the surrounding natural skin lines, a repair can be designed to improve each scar’s appearance. Z-plasty, M-plasty, and other complicated repairs can be used when necessary. All repairs will be improved by resurfacing with either the CO2 or Fraxel lasers performed 8 weeks after surgery.

Before Scar Treatment After Four Treatments
Photo before scar treatment Photo after scar treatment

This may not represent all outcomes of this procedure.

To find out more about Scar Revision, call the Olympic Dermatology and Laser Clinic at 360-459-1700 for a free consultation with one of our skin care specialists. We are the leading dermatology center serving Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, DuPont, Steilacoom, Centralia, Chehalis, Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Shelton and the South Sound region.