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The development of scars depends on the healing of one’s body, the original injury, or the skills of the surgeon. When they are severe and unsightly, perhaps from a serious injury, and do not respond to such treatments as injections or topical steroids, cosmetic surgery can make the appearance of scars less obvious through a revision procedure and remove attendant problems such as itching and tenderness.


The severity of a scar depends on its size and depth, the blood supply to the area, the thickness and color of the person’s skin, and the direction of the scar. In most cases, the scar cannot be completely removed. Minimizing its appearance, however, will put the patient at ease and, in some cases, improve his ability to function.