A Scar is a mark that is left on the skin after a wound or an injury to the surface of the skin has healed.
Scars are very common- most people have at least one on their body. They are part of the natural healing process. They are most common after certain skin conditions such as chicken pox and acne.
Scars form when the skin is wounded and there is a break in the body’s tissues, the body produces more of the protein called collagen, as part of the healing process. Collagen builds up where the tissue has been damaged, helping to heal and strengthen the wound.
For a period of about 3 months or longer, new collagen continues to form and blood supply increases, causing the scar to become raised, lumpy and red. Some collagen then breaks down at the site of the wound, the blood supply reduces and the scar becomes smoother, softer and paler.
Although scars are permanent, they can fade over a period of up to two years. It is unlikely they will fade any more after this.
We treat scars on the skin in several ways after a thorough consultation.
The first is a treatment called Dermafrac which uses Micro needling and infusion to stimulate the skin to produce more collagen and thus stimulated the skin to heal.
We also use this method on lines and wrinkles and stretch marks as they are also types of scars in the skin.
Dermafrac uses a roller which contains 180 super fine needles to stimulate collagen production and cell renewal, helping to plump, firm and smooth the skin. As the roller creates micro channels in your skin the Dermafrac system simultaneously enables the infusion of a potent serum to boost the impact of the needling treatment. This effectively leaves your skin with a glowing complexion.
Dermafrac uses a four stage approach.
- Crystal free Microdermabrasion for surface exfoliation
- Micro needling for collagen stimulation and repair
- Product Infusion for acne, pigmentation, hydration and anti ageing
- Led Light Therapy for promoting collagen stimulation.
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