Scar Revision Torrance
With Dr. Sherif Khattab in Torrance, California
Scars are permanent reminders of previous trauma to the skin. Scar revision Torrance, CA is a name given to a group of cosmetic techniques (both surgical and non-surgical) used to improve the appearance of unwanted scar tissue. While it’s never possible to completely remove a scar, scar revision can drastically improve the color, size, shape and texture of your scar.
Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sherif Khattab specializes in the latest scar revision techniques. He can determine which option will yield the best results for you.
When to Consider Scar Revision
Scar revision Torrance, CA can be used to reduce the appearance of scars anywhere on your body. The most common types of scars removed during revision include keloids, acne scarring, burn marks,contractures and facial scars. If you feel self-conscious about a scar, you may want to consider one or more of our revision techniques.
As a general rule, the best candidates for scar revision are in good health, and have realistic expectations for the outcome of scar revision. Dr. Khattab will be able to determine if scar revision is right for you following an in-house consultation.
What to Expect During Your Scar Revision
The consultation: In order to determine if you are good candidate for scar revision, you will need to be honest and upfront about every aspect of your health. Your consultation will include a physical examination, as well as an in-depth discussion of your medical history and cosmetic goals. This information will help Dr. Khattab determine if scar revision is the best option available for you.
Procedure: Scar revision Torrance, CA can involve a number of surgical and/or non-surgical procedures. Topical treatments (gels, creams or external compression) may be used for mild scarring and discoloration. Injectable treatments can be used to fill in concave scars or flatten raised scars. Surface treatments (dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser therapy) can smooth out textural irregularities. And finally, surgical revision uses excision to physically cut out an unwanted scar. This is typically used in more extreme cases.
Recovery: Your recovery will depend on the type of treatment performed. Topical and injectable treatments usually do not require time off from your daily routines. More invasive treatments may require a week or more of recovery. It is likely that you will experience some swelling, bruising or discomfort in the treatment area. Oral pain medication may be recommended. It is important to protect the treatment area from direct sun exposure during the first several weeks of recovery.
Results: Scar revision can dramatically improve the appearance of an unwanted scar, but it is important to remember that it can never entirely remove a scar. Also, it is difficult to predict how well you scar will react to treatment. Multiple treatment sessions may be necessary to achieve desired results. Dr. Khattab will be able to provide you with more specific expectations following an in-house consultation at Beyond Beautiful.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Khattab
If you’re ready to learn more about scar revision, call 310-325-2100 to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Khattab. Contact us today. Beyond Beautiful is located at 23365 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 102, in Torrance, CA. Since 1988, we have been providing excellent care to patients from nearby Torrance, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, and beyond.