Scars are a normal part of the skin’s healing process and everyone experiences scarring at least once in their lives. Unfortunately, some scars can turn into unattractive blemishes that can begin affecting your self-esteem. Fortunately, the appearance of scars can be reduced and in some cases, eliminated completely.
Scars form when the second deepest layer of the skin, the dermis, is damaged. This could be due to injury, surgery or even weight loss or gain. Once the skin is injured, the body starts working to repair the wound by creating a scab and producing collagen to renew the skin.
If collagen is produced too quickly, it may not be able to replicate the exact patterns that are present across the rest of your skin, which is when scars can appear. If too much collagen is produced, the scar can look raised.
There are also several different factors that can affect the appearance of your scars and determine how easily you scar too. These include age, skin tone, the location of the injury and hormones.
These are the various types of scars that can be treated at Clinica Lase:
- Atrophic Scars: Have a slightly pitted appearance and are common amongst people with acne or those who’ve had chicken pox.
- Hypertrophic or Keloid Scars: Are raised, puffy and can be darker than the surrounding skin. Keloid scars will also extend beyond the original injury site.
- Cystic Acne Scars: This severe type of acne can leave deep depressions in the skin and can sometimes even cause hyperpigmentation.
- Stretch Marks: Can occur anywhere on the body but are most common on areas that experience the most weight gain or loss such as the stomach, thighs and buttocks.
Everyone scars differently and while scars can lighten over time, some won’t ever go away without additional assistance.
At Clinica Lase, there are various ways that we can treat scars so that you can enjoy a clear and smooth skin. Some of the treatments that can be used to reduce the appearance of scars include Excel V, Laser Genesis, LED light therapy, Pico Genesis, skin needling and chemical peels.
Your clinician will develop a treatment plan that meets your specific needs once your skin has been analysed during your consultation.