Scar revision is the process of removing an older scar and creating a new one that is more aesthetically pleasing.

The procedure involves numbing the area and removing the old scar. This is usually done with multiple zig-zag pattern closure to provide the best results. It will create an improved scar; however the healing process ensures that it will be many weeks before the final scar becomes flat, loses its redness and begins to look improved. The healing will take a minimum of three months as the scar tissue must soften.