What is scar revision all about?

  1. Scar tissue is formed of collagen- a fibrous material that is usually stronger and thicker than normal layers of skin.  When a cut, slice, tear, skin infection, or scab is removed before healing is complete, the body reacts by rushing into “quick fix” mode and deposits disorderly and excessive layers of this collagen.  These scrambled and copious layers often result in irregular and raised scar tissue, that can also be lighter in color than adjacent skin.  By performing slow, controlled punctures in the scar tissue with tiny needles, the dermis layer is re-programmed to fill these punctures with a nice, orderly, minimal-moderate amount of collagen which serves to reform the scar into laying flatter with softer borders.  If discoloration of a scar is of concern, pigment can be deposited into that scar to create a more uniform look.  The transferring of melanocytes – cells that make melanin – from healthy skin regions to scarred areas can also be performed – enabling scar tissue to then generate its own color corrections.