Within the clinic environment, we are often presented with a vast array of scars ranging from surgical scars to acne scars, burns and traumatic scars. There are many risk factors regarding scarring, including thermal injury, darker skin types, injury, poor surgical procedures or surgery in high tension areas such as elbows.
The best treatment for scarring is to mitigate a scar over correction; in other words – seek treatment early for the best outcomes.
Scar treatment is varied, depending on the type of scar, age, location, stage of healing, and how an individual heals. Those with a history of hypertrophic or keloid scars will require different treatment from those that heal normally.
Our Picks For Scar Treatment
- For Keloid or Hypertrophic Scarring, we suggest BBL Photo Rejuvenation
- For Atrophic Scarring, we suggest Medical Needling
- For PIE/PIH Scarring, we suggest Laser Genesis
- For Surgical Scarring, we suggest CO2 Fractionated Laser
- For Burns Scarring, we suggest Secret RF Micro needling
Keloid or Hypertrophic Scarring – BBL Photo Rejuvenation
For those that aren’t great healers, we recommend fast intervention. The use of a Pulse Dye Laser (PDL) early will reduce fibroblast activity with the goal of reducing scar overgrowth. PDL and BBL (broad band light) Photo Rejuvenation are also effective when scars are in their infancy and red and angry.
Atrophic Scarring – Medical Needling
Scars that heal below the normal layer of skin tissue are most commonly the result of acne, chicken pox or mole removal. Best treatment options – Medical Needling, Secret RF (radio frequency) Micro-Needling and C02 Fractioned Laser. These modalities can also be combined for optimal results.
PIE/PIH Scarring – Laser Genesis
Post-inflammatory Erythema or Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation can present as red inflamed or brown inflamed areas on the face that occur post acne or as a result of ‘picking the skin’ or injury. Treatment options include Medical Needling, Secret RF Micro-Needling and Laser Genisis treatment to bulk heat the deeper layers of the skin.
Surgical Scarring – CO2 Fractionated Laser
Once surgical scars are healed, this is the time to start revision. Needling devices combined with C02 Fractioned Laser are effective for surgical scar revision. Medical Needling, Secret RF Micro-Needling for collagen remodelling, BBL Photo Rejuvenation to improve vascularity (redness).
Burns Scarring – Secret RF Micro needling
Burns often result in contracture scars which can be uncomfortable and restrict movement. Using a combination of Secret RF Micro Needling or Medical Needling and C02 Fractioned Laser treatments can break up the fibrotic scarring below the skin to lessen the contraction and give movement to the area.
Don’t Wait! Early Treatment is KEY with Scarring
If you have scarring that concerns you, don’t wait to take action! You deserve to feel confident in your skin, and our team will help you achieve this.
For the best treatment options for your skin concerns, book a Skin Consultation today online today with one of our experienced clinicians. You can always chat with our team on (02) 9664 8011.