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Our doctors at Florida Hospital North Pinellas Surgical Institute has substantial expertise in scar revision surgery to minimize the visible signs of a previous injury or surgery. They are highly practiced in advanced techniques for closing wounds in order to leave the least sign of trauma, and she is adept at determining the best candidates for scar revision based on their current health status and the degree to which a scar is disfiguring and/or bothersome to the patient. Below are several methods of scar removal that our doctors can employ; for more information, please contact our office at 727.270.9927 or fill out an appointment request form online.

Injectable fillers

A minimally invasive method of scar revision is via injectable solutions that can “fill in” an indented portion of the skin for a period lasting up to several years.

Surface treatments

Usually employed to reduce abnormal coloration and “soften” a scar’s cosmetic appearance, surface treatments may involve removal of the top-most skin layers or otherwise altering tissue characteristics.

Laser therapy

The goal of this treatment is to promote new skin growth at the site of the existing scar.

Other treatments

Dermabrasion, or “skin polishing” methods, can smooth the appearance of scars, while chemical peels and skin bleaching agents have also proven effective.