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SCAR REVISION

Overview

 

Don’t let your Scar scare you for life!
 

Who doesn't appreciate healthy skin free from scars and marks? However, the harsh reality of life is scarring happens, it happens for various reasons!
A scar forms after the skin has been damaged or injured. It is the natural healing mechanism of the skin. Scars and skin abnormalities come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including:

  • Textural alterations on the surface.

  • Elevated hypertrophic scars, which develop when the wound healing process produces extra scar tissue, such as keloids.

  • Depressed atrophic scars, which are often linked with acne scarring Stretch marks.

  • Hypopigmentation, when the skin is lighter than usual.

  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, when the skin is darker than normal.

A Highly Collaborative Treatment Plan

Laser treatment is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat scars of different kinds. Er: YAG skin resurfacing is utilised for the removal of scar tissue, which in turn causes activation of collagen remodelling. Er: YAG treatments work particularly well on acne scars. Clinical study has shown that Nd: YAG wavelength treatments provide better cosmetic and functional results, including skin redness, tissue volume, pliability, and erythema.

Scar Revision Therapy 

 

The revolutionary dual-wavelength scar-revision therapy by Fotona helps people take advantage of dual-wavelength treatment options that include Er: YAG, Nd: YAG, and all-absorption Nd: YAG. This is a very successful therapy for treating appearance as well as addressing the reasons that make the scar prone to bleeding.

Procedure
 

Fotona’s Dual Wavelength Scar Revision Therapy.

Both non-ablative Nd: YAG and fractional-ablative Er: YAG wavelengths are combined in Fotona's pioneering dual-wavelength scar-revision therapy as part of a single comprehensive scar-treatment regimen, with immediately visible results that outperform traditional laser-based and conventional scar treatment techniques. Dual-wavelength scar treatment treatments are a very successful treatment option that not only improves the cosmetic look of a scar but also helps to resolve complications with the scar's vascular feeding system.

 

No two individuals have the same healing journey, injuries and surgeries leave their unique mark. But you don’t be fooled into accepting them forever. At Advanced Laser Clinic our experts can improve your scar’s appearance on virtually any part of the body. So, what keeps you waiting? Connect with us today!
 

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Prior to Treatment

 

Every person wishing to be treated at Advanced Laser Clinic will require a consultation with our Laser Consultant prior to their first treatment.

 

At this appointment, we welcome all questions to advance your understanding of the treatment. There will be a consultation form to be completed about your health and medications to asses your eligibility for treatment.

 

A patch test will be performed on your skin to ensure the laser settings are suitable for you. If there are no reactions 24 hours after your patch test, we can commence your laser treatment.

 

Before laser therapy, it is very important that you keep your treated area away from sun exposure. Your skin needs to be protected from the sun for a minimum of two weeks before any treatment commences. This is crucial both before and after the treatment. The lasers work on providing a specific heat at a specific depth in your tissue to produce a desired end point. This end point can be exacerbated if exposed to sun and can cause unwanted side effects.

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Procedure Time

Down Time

Skin Types

Price/ Procedure

Procedures

Topical Anesthetic

25 mins.

None

All

4

None

Before & After

Frequently asked questions

2. What are the different types of scars?


  • Acne Scars - Acne scars appear as a consequence of severe acne.
  • Scars of Discoloration or Surface Irregularities - These are little scars that cause no pain to the patient.
  • Scars from prior surgeries - Scars from previous surgeries may be seen where the patient has had surgery.
  • Hypertrophic Scars - Hypertrophic scars are reddish-brown, thick scars that appear on the injury site.
  • Keloid Scars - Keloid scars are bigger than hypertrophic scars and extend beyond the wound or incision site.




3. “Does scar revision therapy work?”


Yes, Scar revision therapy may assist to transform unsightly scars into more subtle and less noticeable scars. Scar revision surgery does not remove scars since scars are an unavoidable component of the healing process.




4. When should you have Scar revision done?


It is not always apparent when the scar correction must be done. Scars tend to shrink and become less apparent as they age. You may wait till your scar fades or becomes less prominent. It may take months or perhaps a year. For certain scars, 60 to 90 days following the maturation of the scar is the best time to go for scar revision therapy.




1. Are Scars Permanent?


Scars are inevitable marks caused during the process of wound healing. It is generally observed that over the years, some scars become smooth and almost blend well with the surrounding skin. However, this is not 100% true for all different scars. Since many scars are permanent and do not change in appearance over time.





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Comparison of Fractional Er:YAG and Carbon Dioxide Lasers in Resurfacing of Atrophic Scars in Asians. Manuskiatti W. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011. No. 1. Read Full Text

Treatment of punched-out atrophic and rolling acne scars in skin phototypes III, IV, and V with variable square pulse erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser resurfacing. Wanitphakdeedecha R, Manuskiatti W, Siriphukpong S, Chen TM. Dermatol Surg. 2009 Sep;35(9):1376-83. Read Full Text

Retrospective analysis of non-ablative scar treatment in dark skin types using the sub-millisecond Nd:YAG 1,064 nm Laser. Badawi A, Tome MA, Atteya A, Sami N, Morsy IA. Lasers Surg Med. 2011 Feb;43(2):130-6.

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