What are scars and what can we do to treat them?
Scars appear after an injury has healed and are characterised by indentation fo the skin, pigmentation and uneven appearance. This occurs due to the the rush of collagen to the area as a natural bodily response to aid in tissue repair. This can cause the scar to become lumpy and raised however this usually decreases as time goes on. However, sometimes this isn't the case and so we look for treatments to resolve this. At Klnik we offer a range of treatments to suit your needs.
M22 laser - This works by removing the top layer of the scar, allowing for collagen to reform in a more organized structure.
PRP - The use of platelet rich plasma to rejuvenate the skin, promoting further healing in the area.
Cannula subcison - Often scars can form from illness such as chicken poxs. In this case, an indentation is left in the skin and is more visible in certain lighting. Cannula subcison is then used to release the scar tissue from the surface of the skin which therefore reduces the indent impression. A small amount of soft filler can be place underneath the area too to give more fullness. This can also be carried for acne scarring and has had some phenomenal results here at Klnik!
Book in today for a consultation with one of our experienced team member to decide what treatment would be the most benifical for you.
Before and After
“A scar is a area of fibrous tissue which usually forms following trauma. Laser treatment can aid in their appearance by removing the thickened scar to promote collagen production and healing leaving the scar less visible ”
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Scars lie at different depths in the skin and different treatments like lasers for example target certain colours in the scar or certain depths into the skin. Using multiple treatments is usually needed for the best approach.
A consultation will be carried out first so that we can create a tailored treatment plan.
M22 Laser ResurFX can feel like an elastic band is hitting the skin, We offer a cryocooling machine alongside this treatment to make it more comfortable for you. If after your skin test you find it too uncomfortable, we can apply a topical anesthetic prior to treatment.
The cannula subcision treatment will include a numbing agent.
Scar removal is a slow process, It takes time to develop new collagen and elastin from treatments, improvement in discoloration with laser, IPL and skin pen microneedling can be seen within a few weeks. However skin texture can take several months for results to begin to show, they will also keep improving for 1-2 years,
This is a very low risk treatment as the lasers are very deep and don't interfere with melanin, There is a small chance of blistering but this is very rare. Swelling and redness are normal side effects.
Definitely not for two weeks before or after the treatment area. Treatments such as IPL cannot have even an old tan present. PRP can treat tanned skin as long as the tan is over 2 weeks old.
KLNIK is a Doctor led clinic, this allows for a better combination of treatments and prescription strength products available to suit everyone's needs. From subcision to PRP to laser and hydroquinone.
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