Surgical and Noninvasive Modalities for Scar Revision.
Scar revision is of premier importance to the dermatologic surgeon. Some of the least invasive modalities include use of silicone gel sheets, resurfacing with electrosurgical instruments, dermabrasion, chemical peels, and subcision. Laser technology also has been implemented to selectively target and ablate fibrous scar tissue via selective thermolysis. Other lasers have been used to target dyschromia associated with scar formation. Lastly, invasive modalities of scar revision include excisional modalities and/or rearrangement of skin to enhance cosmesis of unsightly or morbid scars. Herein is a discussion of the multiple modalities of scar revision as well as advantages and disadvantages of each.
Ward RE, Sklar LR, Eisen DB. Surgical and Noninvasive Modalities for Scar Revision. Dermatol Clin. 2019 Jul;37(3):375-386. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2019.03.007. PMID: 31084731.