Treat scarring through a combination of steroid injections, facial needling & Laser Genesis
Advanced Scar Treatment at our Melbourne CBD Clinic
A scar is an area of tissue that replaces normal tissue after an injury. It is the visible result of the natural wound healing process and is usually very small – although the appearance of a scar varies depending on the type of wound, how it is treated during the healing phase and the body’s reaction to the injury.
All scars are naturally different, which is why scar removal and treatment should be tailored to the individual patient. Although it may not be possible to entirely remove a scar, professional skin treatment from the qualified doctors and dermal therapists at Evolve ACM may significantly improve its appearance.
To address your skin concerns, we use a multi-modality approach to skin and acne scar treatment. This is based on the type and age of the scar, and uses an innovative combination of steroid injections, facial needling and Laser Genesis. As one of the most advanced skin rejuvenation treatments available in Melbourne, Laser Genesis is a pain-free, effective treatment with no downtime.
Am I a candidate for scar removal?
We tailor scar and acne scar reduction treatments to each client. Below are some common scars and more information about the skin treatment involved for each.
- Flat brown scars – Brown pigmented scars are known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIHP). They can form following any type of injury but are most- common after heat-related injuries. They represent an overproduction of melanin pigment and though they can resolve in time, a lot of PIHP scars last for many years.
- Acne scars (red or pink scars) – New or fresh scars will be red or pink for a short period of time, as the blood supplies the area with growth factors to repair itself. If your scars remain pink for more than a couple of months, acne scar removal by Laser Genesis may be an appropriate treatment. Laser Genesis applies a therapeutic heat to the dermis (lower layer of the skin) which stimulates healing, the production of new collagen and can assist in reducing redness.
- Atrophic or indentation scars – Commonly seen in individuals that have struggled with acne, these scars are caused by a loss of collagen in the skin. This causes the surface of the scar to be “pulled down” to the basement membrane (the lowest level of the skin), leaving an impression or indentation. Atrophic scars can be improved with the production of new collagen, normally induced by creating a series of controlled “micro-injuries” in a skin resurfacing technique that induces the skin to rebuild itself up from the basement membrane. Atrophic scars are commonly treated by Dermapen skin needling and Laser Genesis.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for scar treatments in Melbourne, book a complimentary consultation with the qualified skin specialists at Evolve ACM.
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What kind of treatments are used to reduce the appearance of scars?
Scar treatment plans are normally reassessed monthly and photographs are taken to monitor progress.
If you have a scar which is concerning you, please feel free to schedule your complimentary initial consultation with our Dermal Therapists or Doctor to discuss your options.
How long must I wait after surgery or trauma to treat my scar?
If you are considering treatment for a recent surgical scar, we recommend that you discuss with your surgeon when they would be happy with you commencing scar reduction treatment. Treatment with photo-LED therapy is non-invasive, and can therefore begin immediately after your surgical dressings are removed.
How successful is scar reduction treatment?
The main aim of scar reduction treatment is not to completely remove the scar, but rather to reduce the appearance of the scar, and to help it blend in with the surrounding skin. Some skin types and scar types may be able to achieve a better appearance than others, but reduction of scar visibility is usually possible.
How much does scar reduction treatment cost?
If you have a scar which concerns you, please make an appointment to see one of our doctors for your initial consultation.