Scar Revision Surgery

Our fellowship-trained surgeons have advanced skills and experience to minimize facial scars and enhance your appearance.

Scar Revision Surgery

Our fellowship-trained surgeons have advanced skills and experience to minimize facial scars and enhance your appearance.

Personalized Treatment to Minimize Facial Scars

You don’t have to live with scarring that affects how you look or feel. Scar revision surgery can minimize the appearance of scarring from severe acne, a traumatic injury or surgery. It can relieve symptoms of an itchy or painful scar or restore function to areas around the scar.

Our surgeons are known for their advanced expertise — they’re nationally recognized experts in their field. We use the latest techniques and innovative approaches to enhance your appearance and relieve the discomfort of visible scars. 

How Does Scar Removal Surgery Help? 

Although scar removal surgery may not remove scarring entirely, it can match the scar’s color and texture more closely to the surrounding skin, improving the appearance.  

We evaluate your scar and recommend the best approach to improve the look of your skin. Your surgeon will tell you what you can expect. Together, you can decide if scar revision surgery is right for you. 

Is Scar Revision Surgery Right for You? 

Healthy people of all ages can benefit from scar revision surgery — whether you want to minimize scarring from a facial laceration, acne or a previous surgery.  

It may be a good option for you, if you’re healthy enough to have surgery and you: 

  • Don’t have acne or other skin diseases in the area around the scar 
  • Don’t smoke 
  • Have a scar that affects the movement of your eyes, mouth or other areas 
  • Have an itchy, painful or uncomfortable scar 
  • Understand what surgery can do and have realistic expectations about it 

Your Scar Revision Consultation 

A consultation allows us to evaluate your health and understand your expectations. It also gives you all the information you need to make an informed decision.  

It lets us: 

  • Answer your questions about surgery and your surgeon’s training and experience  
  • Explain the likely outcome of surgery and the potential risks and complications 
  • Learn about your lifestyle and health history to make sure surgery is safe for you, and you don’t have habits or medical conditions that affect healing 

What Is Scar Revision Surgery Recovery Like? 

Most scar revision surgeries take a few hours and don’t require an overnight stay in the hospital. You may have local or general anesthesia, depending on the procedure and your preferences. 

In most instances, you can expect to go home a few hours after surgery. You will have mild discomfort and redness for up to a few weeks after surgery. As your skin heals, the new scar will fade in appearance. Your care team will talk to you about additional skin care treatments — such as laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels — that can further improve results. 

Why Choose Us for Scar Revision Surgery

We take the time to understand your goals and develop a personalized treatment to enhance how you look and feel.

Our five-star rating on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2023 quality star rating report — the highest score possible — demonstrates our dedication to safety and best outcomes.

Our elite surgeons have the expertise to offer excellent results, while protecting the function and movement of your face and neck.

Our Team

Alexander Markarian, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery, Gender-Affirming Care
Gender-Affirming Care, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery  View more

Jazmine M. Kwong, PA-C

Accepting new patients
Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery