What you Should Know
The skin plugs inserted into the treatment area usually are removed from behind the ear lobe. The plugs are taped into place for about a week to promote healing. While the procedure produces new scarring, the new scar will be smoother and less conspicuous than the old depressed scar. In some cases, color and texture difference may be noticeable, but a skin resurfacing technique can be performed four to six weeks after the grafting to correct this difference.