Scar Revision in Baltimore, MD
Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Theda C. Kontis offers scar revision treatment to the residents of Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas.
Scar Revision Treatments
A variety of different approaches can be used for patients who would like to reduce the appearance of scars, ranging from topical ointments to surgery. The exact method chosen will depend on the patient’s overall health, the size of the scar and its characteristics. Procedures that could benefit the patient include:
- Chemical Peels
- Laser Therapy
- Skin Bleaching
Prior to determining the best course of treatment, Dr. Kontis consults with each patient to discuss the area to treat and the benefits of each procedure.
Who is a Good Candidate for Scar Revision?
Patients who could benefit from scar revision are those in generally good health and who have realistic expectations about their results. Patients also should have relatively healthy skin with no active infections or severe acne breakouts in the areas to be treated. Patients with underlying health concerns, such as circulatory disorders, should discuss this with Dr. Kontis before undergoing any type of treatment for scar tissue correction.
How Long Does Scar Revision Take?
The length of the procedure will depend on the scar characteristics – its size, where it is located and the severity. Typically, patients will notice significant improvement in moderate scars a few weeks after using topical ointments. Results from other forms of treatment – laser therapy, dermabrasion, chemical peels or surgery – appear much faster.
What are the Benefits of Having Scar Revision?
The biggest benefit of scar revision is that the appearance of the scar will be visibly reduced. Individuals who were previously self-conscious about their clothing and what they wore will have the freedom of choosing what to wear, just as they did before. In addition, scars that rub against clothing and cause irritation can be eliminated as well.
How Much Does Scar Revision Cost?
The cost of scar revision will vary depending on the extent of the area to be treated. Dr. Kontis offers her patients the opportunity to meet with the patient coordinator after the initial consultation to discuss payment options and cost. She also offers patient financing.
Board certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Theda C. Kontis specializes in surgical and nonsurgical procedures that achieve youthful and natural results for the residents of Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas.