Understanding Scar Revision | treatments for scars
Scarring is permanent. Currently there is no treatment available that miraculously causes a scar to disappear. There are, however, several treatment options available to help minimise the appearance of scarring by blending its colour and texture into the surrounding skin and blurring the borders.
A personalised Skin Assessment with one of our Cosmetic Dermal Therapists will identify your scarring concerns along with your expectations of revision to determine the best treatment program for you.
Types of Scarring we treat:
- Acne Scars
- Hypertrophic Scars
- Burn Contracture Scars
- Stretch Marks (Striae)
- Surgical Scars (e.g. post breast surgery, face lift, tummy tuck and arm tuck)
- Trauma Scars
- Pock Marks
- Puckered Scars
- Discoloured Scars
- Ingrown Hairs
About Scarring. When the skin undergoes severe trauma or trauma with infection present, the end result is scarring. Scarring can range from discoloured skin, a linear scar, or pick/pock marks, to a chemical and heat burn scar. Immediately after trauma the skin begins a series of processes to repair the damaged tissue. Collagen is quickly laid down to seal the wound, however this collagen is different in structure and therefore the appearance of the surrounding skin is also different. This scarring initially appears reddened and slowly fades to a silver colour. These processes can take up to 5 years to completely heal, however with a scar revision program, improvement can be seen in as little as 4 treatments.
How we can help.
Colour Correction. Q Switched LASER, IPL, Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion can help fade brown and red discoloured scars including post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. These treatments work by encouraging cellular turnover to lift the layers of pigmented skin and to seal underlying redness.
Textural Improvement. Fractionated Laser, Dermal Rolling and Microdermabrasion encourage collagen and elastin to regrow in a stable and controlled environment, encouraging colour and texture to integrate into the scar tissue whilst adding volume to the scar. Dermal Fillers will instantly plump out any indented scars.
Quick Results. No Downtime. To ensure quick results during your program and increase the skins healing capacity, the daily use of AHA’s, growth factors, antioxidants, an anti-inflammatory serum and sunscreen is recommended. Ask us about Scar Recovery Gel.
Please call our Cosmetic Dermal Therapists now for more information and to book your Skin Assessment.
In clinic and at home treatment solutions for localised Scarring:
- Microdermabrasion | from $89
- Advanced Skin Peels | from $179
- IPL Rejuvenation | from $90
- Dermal Stamping | $249 A5 size
- Fractional Laser | $315 A5 size
- Laser Rejuvenation | $260 A5 size
- Dermal Fillers | from $500 per ml
- Stimulating Cosmeceuticals | POA
- Home Body Roller | $110