Scars, in a figurative sense, are a constant reminder of past injuries or cuts. The appearance of scars may be able to be reduced through various treatments. Scar revision can exist in many forms, such as, completely removing the scar and then mending the wound, moving the direction of the scar to make it appear less distinct, taking skin from various parts of the body to cover up the scar or through the use of topical medicines and corticosteroid injections to reduce the scar’s thickness.
Post scar revision surgery, patients may experience swelling, bruising or discolouration. Patients may return to their normal routine promptly after the procedure, however, this all depends on the severity of the treated scar. It is also important to remember, that scar revision surgery cannot eradicate the complete existence of a scar, as scars can never be entirely removed.