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Scar Revision in Philadelphia, PA

Located in Glen Mills, Media and Chester, Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery offers scar revision to the residents of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas desiring facial plastic surgery.

What is Scar Revision?

A variety of techniques is employed to camouflage and improve the appearance of scars that are caused by injury, trauma and surgery. The results are achieved by repositioning tissue and resurfacing scars for the best aesthetic appearance.

What are my Options for Scar Revision?

Depending on the nature of your scar, some available options include:

How Much Does Scar Revision Cost in Philadelphia?

The average cost of scar revision is $600 – $800, but it may vary depending on the severity of the scar and the techniques used for scar removal. Depending on the nature of the scar, your insurance policy may cover a portion of the cost. Please review your plan prior to your complimentary consultation so we can discuss your financing options further. View our patient financing page for further details.

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Scar Revision FAQs

How does scar revision surgery work?

Scar revision can be performed with various techniques, but scar revision surgery can be performed for larger scars that are resistant to non-surgical methods. With scar revision surgery, incisions are made along either side of the scar. Then, the scar tissue can be trimmed or completely removed. Next, the surrounding tissue is sutured together to create a new scar that is less noticeable than the first. In some cases, this can be combined with topical scar treatments to assist healing and reduce scarring further.

How long does scar revision take to heal?

The recovery process after scar revision will depend on the scar revision treatment performed. With topical treatments or injectable treatments, there is no recovery time necessary and patients are able to continue their usual routines during and after treatment. Slightly more aggressive treatments like laser resurfacing or chemical peels may require special care, as the skin will be sensitive following treatment. Considerably more aggressive treatments like surgery will require a few days or weeks to heal from.

When should you get a scar revision?

Scar revision surgery is typically performed months after the scar has matured. This may be up to a few months after the scar initially forms, whether it’s from injury or surgery. However, if you are considering scar revision techniques prior to a surgery, there may be additional options available to you. Some techniques can be performed alongside surgical recovery to minimize visible scarring. Ultimately, though, it is never too late to get a scar revision treatment done if you are unhappy with the appearance of scar tissue.

Are scar revisions covered by insurance?

Scar revision treatments may be covered by insurance depending on the nature of the scar. If scar revision is performed purely as a cosmetic procedure, it is rare that it is covered by insurance. However, if scar revision is performed to reduce scarring from an injury or to preserve your ability to function, your health insurance may provide coverage.

Is scar revision painful?

Regardless of the scar revision technique that is best for you, scar revision treatments can be performed with a range of anesthetic options to ensure that it is a comfortable experience. Non-invasive and minimally-invasive techniques like topical ointments, laser treatments, injectables and chemical peels cause little to no discomfort. Scar revision surgery is performed with local anesthesia in many cases, which prevents any pain during the procedure.


Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery offers facial plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery and skin rejuvenation to residents of Glen Mills, Media, Chester and the greater Philadelphia area. Dr. Mark Ginsburg, DO, FAACS, is a board certified facial plastic surgeon, general cosmetic surgeon and head and neck surgeon who combines personalized care with the latest technology to provide each patient with extraordinary and natural results. For more information, or to schedule a complimentary patient consultation, call 484-352-3524 to speak to a member of our friendly, knowledgeable staff.