Scar Revision/Tattoo Removal

Scars caused by accidents or by surgery can be unpredictable. The way a scar develops depends as much on how your body heals as it does on the original injury or on the surgeons’s skills. Many variables can affect the severity of scarring, including the size and depth of the wound, the blood supply to the area, the thickness and color of your skin, and the direction of the scar.

How much the appearance of a scar bothers you is, of course, a personal matter.

While no scar can be removed completely, plastic surgery can often improve the appearance , making it less obvious. Treatments can include injection or application of certain steroid medications or through surgical procedures known as scar revisions.

Many scars that appear large and unattractive at first may become less noticeable with time. Some can be treated with steroids if symptoms of tenderness or itching are a problem. For these reasons, many plastic surgeons recommend waiting as long as a year or more before deciding to do scar revision.

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Body By Siegel
Fred H. Siegel, M.D.
700 North Battlefield Boulevard
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Call (757) 547-2115

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If you are bothered by a scar, your first step should be a consultation with Dr. Siegel. He will examine you and discuss the possible methods of treating your scar, the risks and benefits involved and the possible outcomes. Be frank in discussing your expectations, and make sure they’re realistic. Don’t hesitate to ask questions or express concerns you may have.
Insurance usually does not cover cosmetic procedures. However, if scar revision is performed to minimize scarring from an injury or to improve your ability to function, it may be at least partially covered. Check your policy or call your insurance carrier to verify your coverage.

Tattoos have become very popular. But, there may come a time that they are no longer desirable or may interfere with your lifestyle. As the skin ages tatoo’s fade and bleed into surrounding tissue. The need for removal has become a frequently asked for procedure. The removal can include laser treatments, dermabrasion, or surgical removal. Dr. Siegel can examine your tatoo and advise you on the best method for removal, fading or oblating part of your tatoo. In many cases more than one surgery or treatment may be needed for complete removal.