Scarring may be caused by accidents or surgery. And your ability to heal largely effects how little or how much your skin will scar. In order to fully realize the impact of the wound on the skin and how it will heal, you should wait at least one year after surgery or after the injury occurred, in order to see how your scar or scarring will develop. Dr. Choucair may treat your scar either by topical application or injection of steroid medications or by a surgical procedure called scar revision. Although scars cannot be removed they can be minimized.