I got a rhinoplasty three years ago. The surgeon who performed the surgery left a rather prominent scar on my nose.

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Question: I got a rhinoplasty three years ago. The surgeon who performed the surgery left a rather prominent scar on my nose. I knew there was a risk for scarring but I did not think it would be this bad. Can a scar from another surgery be improved with a scar revision procedure?

Answer: Definitely. A scar from a previous procedure can typically be improved through scar revision surgery or through various lights and laser treatments that can be performed in Quintessa Medical Spa. If your scar is on the columella or the area between the nostrils at the base of your nose, then a simple scar revision can be performed, and this scar typically is extremely inconspicuous. If you have scarring in other areas of the nose, I would have to evaluate the region and decide whether a scar revision or a treatment with a Sciton ProFractional laser would be the most appropriate. We have had excellent results using the ProFractional laser by Sciton for surgical scar treatment. It typically takes three treatments spaced approximately one month apart for the maximal improvement to be apparent, and each treatment comes with several days of downtime where the skin is going to be red and oozing. Overall though, the treatments can be performed in a spa setting, and we have been extremely pleased with the results that we have achieved.

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