Scars form as part of the skin's healing process whenever multiple layers of skin are injured. The injury may be the result of an accident, surgery, a burn or even severe acne scars (usually classified as atrophic scars, hypertrophic scars and keloid scars).
The type of scar revision treatment you opt for will depend on the size, location and character of your scar.
What are my options?
1. Lasers and light therapy the revolutionary Fractional Laser Resurfacing is particularly effective in the treatment of atrophic scars: stretch marks and acne scarring. This laser therapy uses heat to remove the very top layer of your skin (ablation), stimulating the growth of healthy new skin.
2. Long pulse Nd. YAG (Non-ablative Fractional Collagen Remodelling Treatments) The Nd. YAG laser rejuvenates the skin without skin ablation. Desired results are achieved through skin toning and collagen stimulation. This laser can also remove scar redness and broken blood vessels.
3. Steroid injections for keloid scars this involves injecting Triamcinolone into the scar tissue. 4 to 6 sessions should produce excellent results. The keloids become flat, while the colour matches that of the surrounding skin.
4. Derma roller – Collagen Induction Therapy skin needling with a derma roller produces hundreds of tiny dermal injuries. Each dermal injury triggers the normal healing response within the skin and successive treatments build new collagen progressively and gradually fill in depressed scars
Other methods may include:
1. Retinoid- prescription topical applications
2. Combination therapy