Scarring is determined by a number of factors like wound size and depth; age and skin characteristics as well as colour can also affect the appearance of scars. We can have scars from chickenpox or acne and they can be embarrassing, cause anxiety and can make us feel self-conscious. Although no scar can be removed completely there are things that can be done to reduce there prominence and fade them.
The treatment that you need is determined by the type of scar you have. Is it raised or depressed, big or small, where is it and what do you want out of your scar revision. Some people are just looking to reduce the appearance where others have a scar that actually restrict physical movement.
Chemical peels can be used to remove the top layer of the affected area and remove its damaged outer layers. Most suitable for acne scarring this procedure smoothes and improves the texture of facial skin.
Dermabrasion removes the top layer of skin with a spinning wire brush or razor, there is often bleeding and an ointment and bandage will be required during the recovery period.
Laser Treatments will soon be available from The Belvedere Clinic. Lasers use heat to destroy the affected area and are often the quickest and least painful of the methods.
Procedure Time: 0.5 hours
No of Proc Needed: Varies
Length of Results: Improve over time
Recovery Time: 1-2 weeks
For most scar revision a light dressing will be required to be worn for several days and ointments used to aid healing. Your surgeon will advise you on this during your consultation.
To book you procedure now or for any other queries book online or call 02083114464 where a member of our dedicated staff will be happy to help.