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Minimize the appearance of scarring with our expert care in Hampton Roads. Scars are an unavoidable result of cuts, injuries or surgery, with varying degrees of severity and visibility. Depending on the individual and the nature of the scar, individuals may seek to reduce the visual impact of scarring. Thankfully, at Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads, we have the tools and expertise to do just that! With our scar revision treatment, we can work to minimize the appearance of scarring so that it blends in more seamlessly with the surrounding skin tone and texture.

What Counts as a Scar?

Scars are defined as a visible mark left on the skin or within the body tissue where a wound, burn or sore has not healed completely and a fibrous connective tissue has developed. This is a loose description that operates as an umbrella term for a variety of lasting marks that remain long after a wound has healed. Scars may be noticeable due to their size, shape or location and can also be raised off the skin or sunken into the skin tissue. Additionally, the color and texture of scars may vary, though they are often distinctly different in appearance from the surrounding healthy tissue.

Some of the Many Different Kinds of Scarring Include:

Surface irregularities and discoloration

Subtle scars resulting from minor injuries or conditions such as acne scarring.

Hypertropic scars

Thick clusters of scar tissue over the wounded area that are often raised and sport a color either significantly darker or lighter than the surrounding skin.


Larger than hypertropic scars and can extend outside the limitations of the wounded tissue, often appearing as puckered blister-like tissue on and around the wounded area.


Scars that occur when there is a large amount of tissue loss, such as after a burn, are scars that significantly restrict movement of the affected area.

Your particular case, skin type, scar classification and more will determine the appropriate treatment method our experienced team will use to help you reduce the appearance of your scar.

How Does Scar Treatment Work?

The first step in any scar treatment procedure is a consultation with our doctors. Every case is different, and we will need to craft a treatment plan that works for your particular case, goals and comfort level. If we determine together that scar treatment is right for you, we will take you through the next steps and prepare you for the procedure.

During a scar revision procedure, our team will give you anesthesia to keep you relaxed, comfortable and pain-free for the duration of the procedure. What kind of anesthesia we use will depend on your case and comfort.

Next, the real treatment begins. Your personal case will largely determine the exact procedure steps and conditions. Our doctors are practiced in multiple techniques for scar treatment and may use one or more of these techniques to achieve the desired result.

These Scar Treatments Include:

  • Topical treatments including gels, tapes or external compression.
  • Injectables to fill in sunken or concave scarring.
  • Dermabrasion to polish the surface of the skin.
  • Laser or light therapy to allow new, healthy skin to form in and around the scar site.
  • Chemical peels to soften and smooth the skin surface, reducing the appearance of irregularities in color and texture.
  • Skin bleaching agents to lighten hyperpigmentation and discoloration caused by scarring.
  • Small incisions to surgically remove raised scar tissue, on occasion.

Patient Testimonial

Two months after my procedure and hands down, still the best place in Virginia! I'm very blessed to have been so well taken care of by this team of professionals. And let me just add, my anesthesiologist, Dr. Rein is fantastic! He and my surgeon Dr. Zwicklbauer are the absolute best! Dr. Zwicklbauer has me looking and feeling like a dream. He has literally performed a miracle with his spectacular work on my body. I get so many compliments that it's really very humbling. I hope everyone has an opportunity to experience the great service and wonderful care that I'm receiving with the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads. This is the best investment I've ever made in my life! No regrets.


Am I A Candidate For Scar Treatment?

Scar revision is an incredibly personal procedure, and your treatment will always look different than any other patient who walks through our doors. As such, the best way to determine if you are a candidate for scar treatment is to speak directly with our experienced team of board-certified plastic surgeons in Hampton Roads.

Our team is able to treat scars on patients of all ages, and can be a great option for those who:

  • Have a personal desire to remove their scar, unaffected by external pressures
  • Are bothered by a scar anywhere on their body, either physically or aesthetically
  • Have otherwise clear skin in the affected area
  • Are positive and have realistic goals for the results of their scar treatment
  • Are non-smokers

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To determine if scar treatment is right for you, or to speak with our experienced doctors in regards to your particular case, use our contact form to request your first official consultation. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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