For skin resurfacing, a dermabrader or laser is used to sand down any rasied areas and smooth the edges of any depressed areas. For serial excision, usually ellipses of scar tissue are excised within the larger scar. For camouflage techniques, the scar is excised and flaps of tissue are elevated. Once the camouflage technique has been performed, deep absorbable sutures are placed to relieve tension on the skin to reduce risk of a widening scar. Then the skin is closed with a combination of absorbable and nonabsorbable stitches.