I have recently had an accident (2 months ago) and have a very nasty scar on my face. Should I come in for a consultation about this now or should I wait for it to heal more?
Under most circumstances we will allow a scar to mature for 9-12 months before revising. We do this because many scars will heal well enough in this amount of time so that they will not need any revision. In certain circumstances however, a scars orientation or repair will obviously not look good regardless of the amount of time. In these instances an earlier repair may be appropriate. A consultation now will not hurt even if the recommendation is to wait to determine if a revision is necessary.
Posted by Dr. Buckingham