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Scar Revision Specialist

Koch Facial Plastic Surgery

R. James Koch, M.D.

Facial Plastic Surgeon located in San Mateo, CA

If you have a scar on your face that’s unsightly or makes you feel self-conscious, help is within reach at Koch Facial Plastic Surgery in San Mateo, California. R. James Koch, MD, offers scar revision to make scars much less noticeable. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.

Scar Revision Q & A

What is scar revision?

Scars are visible, discolored, or raised tissues that appear after your skin heals from a wound. Scar revision is a procedure Dr. Koch completes to minimize scars, making them much less noticeable, and to help scars blend in with surrounding skin. He offers a variety of procedures, including acne scar revision, to revise unsightly scars and improve the appearance of your skin.

What are the benefits of scar revision?

Some of the many benefits you can experience with scar revision at Koch Facial Plastic Surgery include:

  • Smoother skin
  • Even-toned skin
  • Beautiful, healthy-looking skin
  • Less discoloration
  • Less raised tissue
  • Younger-looking skin
  • More self-confidence

Dr. Koch personalizes your scar revision treatment to give you the best outcome.

Is scar revision right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for a scar revision at Koch Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Koch reviews your medical history and examines scars in areas of concern. The procedure is likely a good match if you’re in good health, have healthy skin, don’t smoke, and have a scar that bothers you. He discusses your desired outcome and develops a personalized treatment.

What happens during scar revision?

To get ready for scar revision surgery, don’t smoke and avoid taking certain medications or herbal supplements if Dr. Koch asks you to. Right before your treatment, he numbs the affected area so you can avoid discomfort. 

Dr. Koch uses various techniques to reduce your scar and make it blend in with surrounding tissues. He might complete:

  • Injections
  • Microneedling
  • Laser therapy
  • Skin bleaching agents
  • Surgical procedures
  • Combinations of treatments

Dr. Koch closes any incisions using special procedures and stitches when necessary.

What should I expect after scar revision?

After the procedure, you can expect some localized swelling, discoloration, or tenderness for about a week or two. As healing continues over time, scarring slowly fades away, and your new results are long-lasting. It might take several weeks or months (or longer in some cases) to reach the desired result.


If you have a scar that stands out and makes you feel self-conscious, you don’t have to live with it. Call the Koch Facial Plastic Surgery office to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online to find out if scar revision is right for you.