Scar revision can help improve the appearance of scars caused by previous surgery, burns or trauma. At The McIndoe Centre, our specialist consultants are dedicated to finding the best treatment to suit your individual needs.

Why you might need scar revision

If you suffer from self-confidence issues due to any unsightly scars that may have been caused as a result of surgery, burns or trauma, scar revision treatment could be the ideal solution for you.

What are the benefits of scar revision?

A patient will seek scar revision treatment in order to improve the appearance of unsightly scars. 

Some of the benefits include:

  • Improved appearance of scars
  • Renewed confidence in appearance
  • Minor scarring can be treated without surgical treatment

What does scar revision involve?

Depending on the size of the scar, it may be possible for treatment to take place in the outpatient department in the minor operations room. The appearance of red, itchy and unsightly scars can be improved by steroid injection, silicone gel tape or surgical excision.

Steroid injection can be performed under local anaesthetic and may require a few injections over time to improve the appearance.

Silicone gel tape is applied to the scar and worn for virtually 24 hours a day. It is removed for washing/bathing, and each piece lasts a few weeks.

Surgical excision can be performed under local anaesthetic - stitches will need to be removed (if not dissolving) and a pressure garment may be required. In the case of large scars, serial excision may be required.

Recovery Time

Following surgical excision, it is common to experience swelling, discoloration and discomfort for one to two weeks post-surgery. After this, the skin will continue to heal, and scarring will fade over several weeks. The scar will need moisturising (with a bland moisturiser) and massaging to help with the final result.

Patients are also recommended to apply sun cream for 18-24 months after surgery as this area of skin will be susceptible to burning.

Treatment Cost

Treatment costs will vary according to your unique needs. The full pricing options will be discussed with you during your initial consultation. 

We’d be delighted if you wanted to arrange a consultation with us. Please call the Helpline on 0800 917 4922 for free and professional advice or submit a contact form here for more information.

To make a fully informed decision, click this link for a guide on what to consider before making a decision.

Surgical Outpatients

Treatment Cost
Scar revision from £560 to £1,225
Dependant on site and location of scar

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