If you have a conspicuous scar from a previous surgery that did not fade with time, Dr. David Passaretti can perform a revision surgery using advanced techniques to minimize the appearance of the scar. Surgical scar removal is performed at our private, full-service surgical facility in Darien, CT. Although there are several topical ointments, creams, and oils on the market—such as Vitamin E and silicone gel sheets—that claim to reduce the appearance of scars, lacerations, or moles, there is no scientific study to prove that these applications make a difference. Silicone gel sheets may help with scarring, but are typically only beneficial for patients with thick burn scars. Dr. Passaretti provides the only proven method with scar revision surgery.
Even when you follow your doctor’s detailed aftercare instructions after injury or surgery, scars can be unavoidable. They are also unpredictable in their size, shape, color, and texture. Scars can be raised, recessed, smooth, rough, or even appear red, purple, and darker in color. Surgical scar removal can be performed on patients of any age who have bothersome and unsightly scars anywhere on their body. The best candidates include patients who:
During your initial consultation, Dr. Passaretti will perform a thorough examination, carefully reviewing your past and current medical conditions and surgeries to ensure you are a good candidate for this procedure. He will explain the procedure in detail, taking the time to answer any questions or concerns you may have. The overall healing process can take up to a year before you begin to see results, so it is important to understand that beforehand and be patient with your body as it recovers.
Although there are several topical ointments, creams, and oils on the market—such as Vitamin E and silicone gel sheets—that claim to reduce the appearance of scars, lacerations, or moles, there is no scientific study to prove that these applications make a difference.
Although dermatologists claim to reduce scars through certain techniques, they are unable to deliver the superior results that plastic surgeons can. Plastic surgeons have specialized training to access the deeper layers of the skin to smooth the skin’s texture and tone in order to reduce the appearance of scars.
The key to a successful surgical scar removal involves undergoing scar revision surgery, using plenty of sunscreen, and waiting patiently for your body to heal. Dr. Passaretti’s innovative technique to replace the old scar with a better-looking surgical scar involves a few simple steps:
If you are unhappy with the appearance of scars from a previous injury or surgery, Dr. Passaretti can provide minimally invasive surgical scar removal. Call our office at (203) 656-9999 or contact our office online today to schedule your consultation.