Scarring is the body's natural way of healing and providing protection when the skin barrier has been breached. There are many causes of scar formation, including trauma, acne, previous surgery and illnesses, such a chicken pox.
Many scars improve and fade with time. From the time of injury, a scar will take up to 18 months to mature to its final result. Whereas some people are happy to live with these blemishes, many seek out various methods of improving the appearance of their skin and restoring it to its previous state.
At Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic, we are completely focused on you as an individual and will always strive to give you a natural-looking end result that exceeds your expectations and makes you feel confident about your appearance.
The benefits of Scar Removal Treatments
At Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic, we offer a comprehensive range of techniques for treating the appearance of scars. Which technique we use is always decided according to what would be most beneficial for the patient.
We would advise you to book a consultation to discuss the most appropriate form of treatment for the removal of your scar(s).
Types of Scar Removal Treatments
Acne Scarring is an extremely common adolescent problem which very often leaves its marks, persisting well into adulthood in the form of deep pits. The face is affected most commonly but often these scars are seen on the chest and back too. Luckily today, there are plenty of ways of treating acne scars.
For people suffering from active acne, we strongly recommend the SkinMed and the Enerpeel peel. This product system is effective in reducing active acne and in treating acne scars while also tackling other common skin problems.
For those people who are no longer suffering from active acne, but would like to improve the appearance of the resulting scars, Dermapen™ Therapy provides advanced micro-medical skin needling that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely. This leads to a smoother, brighter, healthier and younger-looking skin. Usually three to five therapy sessions are required.
Pale and Atrophic Scars, when scars mature normally, the end result is most commonly a flat pale scar. This is often the case after surgical incisions. Many people though, still feel uncomfortable with these scars and would like to improve on the appearance, especially if they are in cosmetically sensitive areas, for example, in the breasts after a breast reduction procedure. Such scars show considerable improvement after Dermapen™ Therapy, usually requiring three to five sessions of therapy.
Hypertrophic Scars are those which remain persistently red and raised (but confined to the margins of injury) after the scar has matured. Steroid injections (triamcinolone) are used to effectively treat this type of scar, leading to a paler, flatter and more unnoticeable blemish. This treatment needs to be repeated every six to eight weeks for about six times to achieve the best long-lasting results.
Keloid Scars are scars which continue to grow after the scar tissue has matured. They are often raised, pigmented, extend beyond the original wound margins and may cause an itching sensation. Although often difficult to treat, keloid scars respond well to triamcinolone (steroid) injections.