Scar Revision in Naperville, IL

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Scars are a common skin blemish, but in some cases, they may be a reminder of a traumatic, surgical, or accidental old wound or another issue that upset the skin's surface. While most scars aren't an issue, certain scars are unappealing and unsightly. Maybe they're too wide or too big, dark, bumpy, raised, or recessed. Depending on the location of the scar, the texture, and the color of the scar, surgical revision and excision, laser and plasma technology, and even dermal fillers can improve how the scar looks. Our expert team performs some scar revision treatments at Oak Dermatology in Naperville, Itasca, and Joliet, IL using the Alma Harmony XL PRO, Opus Plasma®, or Sciton Halo platforms.

Surgery to revise scars is often completed in Oak Dermatology using a local anesthetic or sedation based on the complexity of the treatment. For thick or bumpy scars, a shave excision technique may be used to level the scar, which relies on an electrosurgical smoothing of the skin. Larger scars or scars that are raised can be decreased in size using an elliptical incision and suturing the incision with a new, clean line. Bigger scars or contracture scars may require a skin graft or tissue expansion so that the old scar can be removed, allowing healthy skin and tissue to be sutured together.

In some cases, it is not the shape or size of the scar that is bothersome but the color or texture. Using the Harmony XL PRO, a state-of-the-art noninvasive laser treatment, can lessen the color and visibility of a scar and eliminate a surgical procedure. If the Opus Plasma device is selected, the fractional plasma technology can minimize flaws, like scars, and address facial lines and wrinkles. For treatments utilizing the Sciton Halo laser, ablative and non-ablative laser wavelengths are employed in a "hybrid" treatment that works on all skin types and for scars anywhere on the body, including sensitive areas on the face.

Lastly, if you have a depressed scar or it looks "pitted," we may suggest a filler treatment to produce a more natural, even surface.

It takes a keen and experienced eye to determine the proper treatment or combination of treatments to revise scars. Our surgeons are highly trained to select the right treatment for the best outcome.

Dr. Hsu is a top notch doctor.  He really cares about his patients and takes a lot of time with you.  I have been seeing him for years for all sorts of skin care needs ranging from acne, melasma, anti-aging, scars, general derm.  He has has come through for me every time.

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Loved How my Skin Looked - I've always had concerns with the "roughish" looking texture of my skin and a few acne scars. I went to Dr. Hsu for my Secret RF treatment, and I am happy with the results! So many friends and family have commented on how refreshed I look! My makeup goes on more smoothly and I definitely see more glowing. I would do it again and have recommended it to all my friends. Be sure you say yes to the numbing cream. Treatment takes about 30 mins, give or take.

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I have been a patient of Dr. Bhatia's since 2011, before he and Dr. Hsu opened Oak Dermatology. I had painful, itchy keloid scars that required treatment. Due to a prior horrible experience with another specialist, I went to Dr. Bhatia's clinic at the suggestion of another family friend who is also a physician. After these past 13 years of being a patient with Dr. Bhatia and his team, I am now laughing during each visit! The entire team of doctors, PAs, NPs, and business team members work seamlessly and give the best in patient care and comfort! I cannot thank them enough for their care for me and my little keloid buddies! 😀

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Dr. Hsu is a top notch doctor. He really cares about his patients and takes a lot of time with you. I have been seeing him for years for all sorts of skin care needs ranging from acne, melasma, anti-aging, scars, general derm. He has has come through for me every time.

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Most recently I have had several appointments with Dr. Jeffery Hsu for improvement on my shingles scars. They are on my face right above my eyebrow and I had been very self-conscious about it. Everyone in the office has been wonderful, friendly and professional. Dr. Hsu is highly rated in the Midwest, and I agree from my experience—from consulting with me about the scar, exploring my options, explaining everything, and performing the procedures … I was very comfortable and confident he could restore my face to what it used to be. The procedures have been quick and easy, and I am LOVING my results. He said I’d need 4-6 treatments, but so far I’ve had 2, things are already a significant improvement to where I’m able to sort of “forget” the scars are there. He’s been able to repigment the skin as well! I’m going for another treatment Wednesday and may even stop at 3 procedures, we’ll see. Very pleased with the quality of work and care. I also see Claire with Diamond glow facials to help with my milia, and she’s great and it works very well. Would highly recommend Oak Dermatology.

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If you have an unattractive scar that troubles you, Oak Dermatology can make it less noticeable. After assessing the size and depth of your scar, our physicians will design a scar revision treatment plan and discuss any risks, benefits, or expectations from your treatment of choice. We invite you to contact Oak Dermatology in Naperville, Itasca, or Joliet, IL to schedule your scar assessment and consultation.

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How safe is scar revision treatment?

Scar revision through laser treatment is generally considered safe, especially when performed by a skilled and experienced professional. However, as with any medical procedure, there may be potential risks and complications. Our team at Oak Dermatology will discuss all potential risks prior to recommending the Harmony XL PRO.

Is scar revision only for cosmetic purposes?

While many patients choose to undergo scar revision for cosmetic reasons, there are also functional benefits. Scar revision can improve mobility in areas where a scar may be causing restriction or discomfort. Our staff understands the importance of managing the physical and emotional aspects of scarring and will work with you to determine the best course way to move forward.

Can scar revision completely remove a scar?

While scar revision treatments can significantly improve the appearance of scars, it is not always possible to completely remove them. This is because scars are a natural part of healing and cannot be fully erased. However, our Naperville, Itasca, and Joliet, IL, team always aims to achieve the best possible results.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.