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Scar Revision Surgery

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Treatment Time 60 mins

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Duration of Results Permanent

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Results 1-2 treatment recommended

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Downtime 0-4 weeks


Benefits of Scar Revision TreatmentThe Scar Revion ProcessConsiderations and Aftercare:Image GalleryFAQ

Scar Revision

Scar revision surgery is a cosmetic procedure designed to minimise the appearance of a scar(s) and improve its overall aesthetic. It is performed to reduce the visibility of scars caused by injury, keloid scars, surgery, burns, acne, or other traumatic events.

Scar revision surgery aims to create a more harmonious and natural-looking skin texture, blending the scar into the surrounding,  undamaged skin.

  1. Scar Reduction: The primary goal of scar revision surgery is to minimise the appearance of scars and make them less noticeable. By improving the texture, colour, and overall quality of the scar, the surrounding healthy skin can blend more seamlessly.

  2. Self-confidence: Reducing the noticeability of scars, especially facial scar revision, can significantly improve self-esteem and confidence, as it allows individuals to feel more comfortable and less self-conscious about their visible scars.

  3. Restored functionality: In some cases, scars may restrict movement or cause discomfort. Scar revision surgery can address these issues, improving the functionality of the affected area and enhancing the overall quality of life.

  4. Customised Plan: Scar management is tailored to each individual’s unique needs. The treatment plan is customised based on the scar type, location, and patient’s goals, ensuring the most appropriate technique is employed for optimal results. Old and new scar tissue can be treated.

  5. Long-lasting results: While scars cannot be completely erased, scar revision surgery can provide long-lasting improvements in their appearance. The results can be permanent, allowing individuals to enjoy the benefits of a more aesthetically pleasing appearance of the scar.

The Scar Revision Treatment Process

Scar Consultation

The first step in surgical revision is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr Deniz or our surgical treatment coordinator. During this consultation, you will discuss your concerns and medical history, and the surgeon will evaluate the appearance of the scar(s), the surrounding skin tone, the scar formation, and the amount of subcutaneous fat to determine the most appropriate scar revision technique for your specific case.

Scar Assessment & Treatment Plan

The surgeon will assess the scar’s characteristics, such as its size, shape, depth, location, and underlying tissue quality. They will also consider your skin type and scar type (e.g., hypertrophic scars, atrophic, keloid) to determine the best approach.

At this stage, it is also determined if the scar removal will be classed as a medical treatment (I.E, you want it removed for a specific medical reason) or if you wish to improve the scar’s cosmetic appearance.

Based on this evaluation, the surgeon will develop a customised treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Scar revision techniques:

Various scar revision techniques are available in clinic, and the choice of technique depends on the scar’s characteristics and the desired outcome. Some common scar revision techniques include:

    • Surgical excision for scars

Surgical incision involves surgically removing the old scar and suturing the skin edges back together to create a less noticeable scar. This method is particularly useful for long or wide scars.

    • Laser resurfacing for scarring

 Laser therapy removes damaged skin layers, promoting new collagen formation and skin regeneration. Laser resurfacing is suitable for certain types of scars, such as acne scars or superficial scars. Laser treatments do not damage adjacent tissue.

    • Injectable treatments to help with scars

In some cases, injectable treatments, such as dermal fillers or steroid injections, may be used to improve the appearance of scars. These treatments can help flatten and soften scars, making them less noticeable.

Cost of Scar Revision Surgery

Scar Revision Surgery at Derma Revive starts from £600. The final cost varies based on the scar’s complexity, the revision technique used, and any additional treatments. A detailed cost breakdown is provided during the consultation, tailored to individual needs and case specifics. This approach ensures full awareness of the investment for the surgery, with a focus on high-quality care and optimal results.

About our Doctor

Dr Ajay Sharma is an award-winning ENT and facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon based in various locations, such as Premier Laser & Skin clinic in London’s Harley St. and Liverpool St, London.

Dr Deniz Kanliada has over 14 years of experience in the aesthetics and plastic surgery field and has performed more than 2000 surgeries in Istanbul, the UK and Cyprus.

Known as the “Nose King” by his clients & the media, he values consistent and excellent results. Dr. Deniz has been featured in the press and on TV, such as Channel 4 and Channel 5.

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon of the Year 2019 Highly Commended Surgeon Award Winner! (Safety in Beauty Diamond Awards)

Considerations and Aftercare:

The recovery process and timeline vary depending on the various scar treatment options and revision techniques used. Your surgeon will provide specific post-operative instructions, including wound care, medication (such as cessation of herbal supplements that may increase bleeding) and follow-up appointments.

It is important to follow these instructions diligently to ensure proper healing and optimise results. While the final visible signs of the surgical procedure can take time to manifest fully, improvements in scar appearance can be noticeable within several weeks to months.

Frequently Ask Questions

What is scar revision surgery?

Scar revision surgery is a cosmetic procedure aimed at minimising the appearance of scars from injury, surgery, burns, acne, or other events. It improves the scar’s texture, colour, and quality, making it less noticeable.


Can scar revision surgery completely remove scars?

Scar revision surgery cannot completely remove scars, but it significantly improves their appearance, making them blend more seamlessly with the surrounding skin after healing.


What are the benefits of scar revision surgery?

Scar revision surgery has several benefits, including scar reduction, improved confidence, restored functionality, customized treatment options and plans, and long-lasting results.


How long does it take to recover from scar revision surgery?

Recovery time varies based on the technique used and individual healing processes. Improvements in scar appearance can be noticeable within weeks to months, with specific post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon.

Can multiple scars be treated at the same time?

At Derma Revive Skin Clinic, multiple scars can be treated simultaneously, depending on factors like the number and nature of the scars.

What are the different techniques used in scar revision?

Scar revision techniques include laser resurfacing, dermal fillers, and corticosteroid injections. The choice depends on the scar’s characteristics and the desired outcome.

How can I treat acne scarring?

To treat acne scarring, booking a clinic with multiple treatment methods is advised for the best chance of success. We have different treatment options here in the clinic for effective treatment.


How can I schedule a scar tissue revision surgery consultation?

Schedule a scar revision consultation by calling +44 20 3751 4946 or emailing The surgeon will evaluate your scar and discuss appropriate techniques.

Can you treat burn scars?

Burn scars can be treated at the clinic, but a consultation is needed to examine the scar and assess suitability.

Why should I have my scar removed for medical reasons?

Medical reasons for scar removal include treating keloid scars (spreading beyond original outlines and causing pain or irritation) and hypertrophic scars (thick scar tissue clusters), or addressing tighter tissue in scar healing areas.

Is scar revision painful?

Scar revision is not painful, as a local anaesthetic is used to block pain during the treatment.

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