If you have scarring which may have been caused by burns, injury or surgery, there are many options available to improve its appearance. People are often very conscious of visible scars and their self-confidence may be affected as a result.
Surgical scar revision will not remove the scar, but aims to make it less obvious. It can also help to reduce tightness caused by the scar tissue. The colour and type of your skin, your age and the type of scarring influence how much improvement you can expect.
Scar revision usually takes between 30 minutes and an hour. It is normally performed as a day-case procedure often under local anaesthetic. This means that you will be awake, but the area will be completely numb. Sometimes, scar revision performed under general anaesthetic, where you are asleep during the procedure.