Balance Your Skin Texture

With various options available to treat any level of scarring, scar revision can restore a softer, balanced texture and more even tone to the skin. At MG Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, we offer scar revisions to minimize the appearance of scars and help you achieve beautiful skin.

What Is Scar Revision?

Scar revisions are treatments that address old and new scars by lightening, minimizing, and even eliminating them. This treatment uses different methods to help scars blend with your skin. Once you undergo the procedure, your scar will better match your overall skin tone and texture, making the scar much less noticeable, which will positively impact your appearance and self-confidence.

Meet Your Doctor

Any injuries or blemishes that create an uneven texture or color may often be the first thing people notice when they look at us, so revisions require a high degree of artistic skill and precision. Dr. Manuel Gigena brings decades of experience helping patients achieve beautiful skin in his comfortable and friendly Scottsdale office. 

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The Different Types of Scars

All scars are not the same, which is why some scars respond better to certain treatments than others do. There are four primary scar types: acne, atrophic, keloid, and hypertrophic scars. Stretch marks also qualify as scars – they’re just bigger and more prominent than most scars.

Acne Scars

Acne scars form as a result of acne blemishes. They can be light and barely noticeable or look like deep depressions in the skin. If you have acne scars, you’re probably well aware of just how hard they are to get rid of, especially if you’ve only ever used at-home methods. 

Keloid Scars

Keloid scars are hard, dense growths resulting from excess collagen production after an injury or some form of trauma to the skin.

Atrophic Scars

Atrophic scars are deep, round scars often resulting from bug bites, chickenpox, or other injuries to the skin.

Hypertrophic Scars

Hypertrophic scars are raised scars that result from trauma or injury, including burns or other wounds. These scars result when the skin produces excess collagen to heal and repair itself.

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are technically considered a type of scar and can form during adolescence due to growth spurts or as a result of weight gain and weight loss. When the skin stretches quickly, as during pregnancy, or shrinks too quickly, like, after substantial weight loss, stretch marks often form. Scar revisions can help treat and minimize the appearance of stretch marks wherever they are on your body.

How Does Scar Revision Work?

Once we evaluate your particular scars, we can determine whether we will use laser resurfacing or a chemical peel to treat the scars on your face or body. We will also describe the treatment process and what kind of results you can expect.

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Treatment Options

Laser Resurfacing

Laser treatments are an effective way to treat many different types of scars. The goal of lasers is to reduce the overall appearance of a scar. Lasers use light energy to penetrate the skin surface where the scar is located. They can stimulate collagen production below the skin’s surface to fill in depressions, which helps create a smoother and more even skin texture and tone.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels exfoliate the skin using a combination of acids to dissolve the top layers and reveal a younger layer of skin. Chemical peels are used for scar revision because they help lighten scarring by removing the top dermal layer. Once the old skin is gone, new skin cells grow in their place. These younger, healthier skin cells can fill the gap between the scar and the top layer of skin, reducing irregularities and improving skin texture.


Microneedling targets scars by stimulating collagen production through micro-injuries in the skin, where special healing serums can enter the micro-wounds and revitalize the cells. The scars soften as the body’s natural healing process kicks in, giving your skin a more even texture and tone.

RF Microneedling

By combining the power of microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy, collagen production can be stimulated in the deeper dermal layers. This powerful and effective treatment resurfaces the skin, reducing the appearance of scars while tightening and smoothing the skin’s surface.

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