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Scar Revision

Scarring is one of the primary concerns of skin cancer patients. Fortunately, scar revision can help eliminate these side effects and restore clarity to the skin. Goodman Dermatology offers these services through our locations in Roswell, Marietta / East Cobb, Woodstock and Dawsonville, GA.

What is Scar Revision?

Scar revision is a restorative technique that is designed to reduce the appearance of scar tissue. With these techniques, patients can alleviate the raised, bumpy, or darkened appearance of scars to restore clarity and uniformity to the skin. This is a particularly common step of treatment for skin cancer patients, as scarring is a visible reminder of the difficult diagnosis and treatment they experienced. Goodman Dermatology specializes in scar revision techniques to help patients overcome these unwanted side effects.

How Much Does Scar Revision Cost?

The cost of your scar revision will vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary. At Goodman Dermatology, we understand that each patient is entirely unique. With different skin types, cosmetic features and treatment needs, each patient deserves a personalized treatment that is designed with them in mind. For these reasons, we are not able to provide an exact cost for treatment until we have the opportunity to assess your treatment goals and develop a personalized treatment plan.

During your consultation, we will discuss your needs and treatment goals in order to determine this treatment plan and inform you of your scar revision cost. To make our treatments more affordable for our patients, we are proud to offer financing options through CareCredit®.

What Can I Expect During the Scar Revision Treatment?

Scar revision treatment will vary depending on the type of scar being treated, as we specialize in various techniques that are each suitable in different situations. For minor scarring, we may recommend topical skin care products. These are skin care products that need only to be applied on the scar. Over time, with regular use, the scar will fade away. For more severe scarring, we may recommend laser scar revision. This technique uses laser energy to exfoliate the damaged skin and encourage the growth of new, healthy skin in its place.

Are There Any Side Effects After Scar Revision?

The side effects from scar revision will vary depending on the treatment technique used. Topical scar revision solutions have practically no side effects. After laser scar revision, you may experience some redness, sensitivity, or swelling in the treatment area. These side effects typically resolve within a few days.

Is There Any Downtime Required After Scar Revision?

There is no significant downtime or recovery period necessary after scar revision. However, depending on the extent of the side effects you experience, you may need to take special care to protect the skin from irritants such as excessive sun exposure following your treatment.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect After Scar Revision?

The results from scar revision will develop gradually in the weeks and months following treatment, and will improve as treatment is continued. With laser scar revision, multiple treatment sessions are often necessary. Similarly, topical scar revision treatments will need to be used consistently for best results. After your desired results are achieved, they will be permanent.

If you are ready to address scars from skin cancer surgery or other causes, contact us today to schedule your consultation at Goodman Dermatology. We welcome patients from Jasper, Johns Creek, Canton, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, and the surrounding areas of North Atlanta.