If you have excessive scarring from prior surgery or trauma, you may benefit from scar correction surgery. While it's not possible to remove a scar completely, surgery can frequently minimize the appearance or negative functional impact of a thick, tight scar.
If surgery is not beneficial for your particular type of scar, your physician may refer you to a dermatologist rather than a plastic surgeon for adjunct treatment such as cortisone injections or laser treatment.
Treatment of keloid scars (abnormal scar growth) or scars causing major functional problems (such as loss of joint motion, areas of skin breakdown, or severe strictures) are covered by the Medical Services Plan. In the absence of keloid scarring or major functional limitations, scar treatment is considered cosmetic and patients have to pay privately for it.