Reduce and refine scarring
Scars can be caused by acne, surgery and accidents, such as burns and other traumatic incidents.
Scars can be atrophic (indented), hypertrophic (raised), keloid (raised, red, and larger than the original injury), pigmented or a combination of these characteristics. Based on these attributes, the location on the body, size and age of the scar, a suitable treatment plan can be customised.
At Flawless Rejuvenation Skin Clinic scarring can be treated with skin needling (DermaPen®) and/or Fraxel® Skin Resurfacing. In addition to this, clinical skin care may be recommended. For atrophic scars subcision and dermal fillers may also be used to elevate the indentations.
Scarring Types and Treatments
Acne Scarring Treatment
Acne scars can be atrophic (indented), hypertrophic (raised), pigmented or a combination of these characteristics. A suitable and effective treatment plan will be tailored based on these attributes.
Increased pigment (dark patches), also known as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIHP) occurs due to increased pigment production in areas where your skin was once inflamed due to the acne lesions. This is usually treated with sun protection, home care products (including pigment inhibitors) and in-clinic treatments such as Fraxel® Skin Resurfacing.
The textural concerns associated with acne scarring can be treated with skin needling (with DermaPen®) and Fraxel® Skin Resurfacing. Furthermore, significant indentations may be improved via the use of dermal fillers and subcision.
Enlarged Pores (Follicular Scarring) Treatment
‘Breakouts’, ‘pimples’ or ‘acne’, as well as the picking of such lesions can cause minor wounds and infection which may result in minor scars forming in the ‘pore’ or follicle where the lesion originated. This scarring can make the pore appear more apparent and give the skin a coarse look.
The aim of treatments targeting follicular scarring is to improve the appearance, not to ‘remove’ the pores. Fraxel® Skin Resurfacing is recommended to treat this skin concern.
Surgical Scar Treatment
Surgical scars such as C-section scars can be large, raised or indented, ‘ropey’ and bothersome. The aim of treating such scars is not to ‘remove’ the scar, but rather to refine the appearance and to blend them in with the surrounding skin, thus appearing less obvious.
The treatment we recommend for surgical scars include skin needling (DermaPen®) and Fraxel . In addition to treatment, professional skin care may be recommended to assist in the improvement of the appearance and texture of the scar.