How can I prevent scars from forming in the first place?
Preventing and avoiding scars from forming completely is not possible. No matter what you do, a few wounds will heal badly. However, you can minimize the chances of permanent scarring by taking proper care of surgical incisions. Follow your doctor’s post-op instructions closely, this will significantly reduce the chances of permanent, visible scarring. The best way to prevent scars and scar tissues is to relieve the skin tension that occurs during the healing process. You can relieve the skin tension by generously moisturizing the wounds.
When should I begin my post-surgical scar treatment?
The best time to start scar treatment is immediately after it has healed. Newly healed wounds respond best to the treatment. However, make sure your skin has completely healed and there is no oozing or crusting at the treatment site.
What treatment options do you have for Post Surgical Scars?
Here at Laser Skin Care clinic, we offer numerous treatment options for all types of scars. These include:
- Dermal Fillers
- Chemical Peels
- Radio Frequency Treatment
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
Which treatment is most effective?
All of the above mentioned scar treatments are really effective, though their efficacy varies for different degrees of scarring. Chemical peeling, Microdermabrasion and Dermabrasion all work well for mild to moderate scars while deep, stubborn scars may need a more aggressive treatment like Radio Frequency Treatment or Laser Skin Resurfacing. Dermapen is also very effective for new as well as old scars. Dermal fillers offer an temporary yet instant fix for deep, etched scars.
What is Dermapen?
Dermapen is a latest micro-needling technique used for skin rejuvenation. The procedure involves penetrating multiple needles of adjustable lengths to a controlled depth in a bid to trigger skin’s self repair and skin cell regeneration. Besides initiating the skin cell regeneration, puncturing the skin with micro-needles also helps stimulate production of collagen in the skin, thus increasing the smoothness and suppleness of the skin.
Is Laser Skin resurfacing a painful procedure?
The latest laser machines used for skin resurfacing have made the treatment a virtually painless procedure with minimal or no downtime. Furthermore, the procedure is performed with topical or local anesthesia, which further minimizes the discomfort associated with Fractional CO2 Laser Skin resurfacing.