A scar can be anything from a tiny red mark or fine line to a more substantial overgrowth of tissue occurring as a result of trauma. Many smaller scars will fade over time but some, especially those produced by injury can last a lifetime. Scarring can have emotional as well as physical effects especially if they are on a visible part of the body or on the face.
What Causes Scars?
Scarring is a natural part of the healing process but that doesn’t make them any less acceptable or distressing and it’s understandable to want to explore the ways in which you can minimise or eliminate them. There are several options for the removal of scars including Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), the Derma White Treatment, Collagen Induction Therapy, and Advanced Dermabrasion.
Self-harm scars can happen either through self-injury like burning or cutting or through having certain tattooing or implantation procedures. For people who self-harm, talking therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy is often very effective as a treatment alongside medical scar removal or treatment.
Scars Caused by Injury, Burns or Surgery
People who have been in a motor accident or who injure themselves at work are often left with severe and life-changing scarring. These can cause pain requiring a course of painkilling medications as well as psychological treatment in the worst cases.
Scarring can be a complication of acne, where deep crater-like marks or small, deep holes are left on the skin. Acne scars can be just as distressing as any other but they can be treated, normally using some form of laser treatment such as Advanced Dermabrasion or the Derma White treatment. This is usually followed by a course of skincare products to enhance the appearance of the skin and promote healing.
What Treatments Can The Laser Treatment Clinic Offer?
As mentioned earlier, scarring can take different forms and appearances depending on the cause and severity with some needing a multi-faceted treatment programme. In many cases, your skin may need initial preparation prior to laser treatment and you may need several sessions and careful after-care to obtain the best and most long-lasting results. Treatments for scar treatment can include:
· Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). This can be used on the face or body from all-over treatment to targeted areas. The procedure involves using a beam of intense infrared light, using heat to destroy or minimise damaged skin cells and reduce redness. It also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. It is an effective treatment for acne scars.
· Advanced Dermabrasion. Self-harm scars can often be successfully treated with Advanced Dermabrasion. This treats raised scars by removing the damaging upper layers of the skin to encourage the appearance of new skin underneath. For this reason, this procedure can also be used to treat burn scars.
· Collagen Induction Therapy. This is another effective way to treat self-harm scarring. It works by using a medical-grade micro-needling to stimulate the natural healing process through the production of collagen and new skin cells. It is proven to be good for treating acne scars and minor scars resulting from wounds.
· Derma White Treatment. A very effective and natural herbal peeling treatment used to treat hyperpigmentation, burn scars and acne scars amongst other conditions which mostly affect the face. The treatment uses safe herbal preparations before, during and after the treatment to ensure a much improved and rejuvenated appearance of the skin.
Don’t sit at home worrying about the appearance of your scars. Why not look into finding a treatment option that works to reduce the impact of scars on your skin, and on your confidence.