Treatments For Scarring
WHat causes a scar to form?
Our skin is the bodies first line of defence to protect us from bacteria and viral infections. When the skin undergoes some form of injury a complex sequence of events takes place within the body to remove cellular debris, protect the area form external pathogens (destructive bacteria and viruses) and close the site of injury as quickly as possible. Due to the urgency of closing over the wound, the individuals healing ability and external stimulae (such as constant moving and stretching of the injury site) the quality of the new skin may not be as good as the surrounding tissue.
Think of the skin like a complex scaffold at a building site, if the scaffold is uneven from the foundations the entire structure will be out of alignment. A scar is similar and the final result of a scar is due to different types of collagen being laid down.
How scar revision works?
Scar revision works by initiating an injury to the skin in a controlled manner in a predictable environment. By initiating an injury to a mature scar we can encourage the body to revise and remodel the existing scar. The result is a softer, more even scar that blends with the health surrounding skin.
What kinds of scars can be treated?
- Surgical scars
- Trauma scars
- Burn scars
- Self harm scars
- Acne scars
- Contracture scars
A scar will always be a scar but it can be reduced, revised and improved to give you a gained confidence. Ask us what we can do for your scarring concerns.