Scar Management

Scar Management

When to consider a Scar Management?

Scar Management, an approach to reduce and improve the appearance of scars, should be considered when:

A Scar is Prominent or Disfiguring

Especially if located in a highly visible area.

The Scar Causes Physical Discomfort or Restriction:

Such as tightness, itching, or pain.

Affecting Movement

If the scar limits range of motion.

Emotional or Psychological Impact

If the scar's appearance significantly affects self-esteem or causes emotional distress.

After Healing of a Recent Wound

Once a wound has healed and closed, scar management can be considered to minimize its appearance.

Older Scars Showing No Improvement

For scars that have not faded or improved over time.

What is a Scar Management?

Scar management is a set of techniques and treatments aimed at improving the appearance of scars and reducing any related symptoms. This can include surgical revision, topical treatments, injections, laser therapy, and other non-invasive methods. The goal is to make the scar less noticeable and to alleviate any discomfort, tightness, or mobility restrictions associated with it. Scar management is tailored to the individual’s scar type, location, and severity, as well as their overall skin type and healing characteristics.

Who is a good candidate for a Scar management?

Good candidates for scar management typically include individuals who:

It’s important for candidates to have realistic expectations about the outcomes and to understand that while scar management can significantly improve the appearance and symptoms, it may not completely erase a scar.

What does a Scar management address?

Scar management addresses:

What does a Scar management not address?

Scar management does not address:

What to expect during recovery from a Scar management?

During recovery from scar management, you can expect:

What are the risks of a Scar management?

A Scar management, like any surgery, has risks and potential complications. It’s important to understand these risks before deciding to have the procedure.


Particularly with surgical scar revision.

Allergic Reactions

To topical treatments or injectables.

Worsening of Scar Appearance

In rare cases, treatments might not improve or could worsen the scar.

Pigmentation Changes

Especially with laser treatments, there's a risk of hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation.

Pain or Discomfort

Some treatments may cause temporary discomfort.

Scarring from Treatment

Surgical methods can lead to new scars, though these are typically less prominent than the original.

Why choose Dr. Brandt for your Scar management?

Choosing Dr. Brandt for scar management could be beneficial due to his expertise in various scar treatment techniques and his understanding of how scars heal differently on each individual. His experience in assessing different types of scars and selecting the most effective treatment plan, combined with a focus on achieving aesthetically pleasing results, makes him a reliable choice. Dr. Brandt’s commitment to patient care, attention to detail, and ability to tailor treatments to each patient’s unique needs and skin types are key factors that contribute to successful scar management outcomes.