Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are unavoidable results of injury or surgery, and their development can be unpredictable. Poor healing may contribute to scars that are obvious, unsightly or disfiguring. Even a wound that heals well can result in a scar that affects your appearance. Scars may be raised or recessed, different in colour or texture from surrounding healthy tissue or particularly noticeable due to their size, shape or location.
Treatment Options to Consider
- Simple topical treatments.
- Minimally invasive procedures.
- Surgical revision with advanced techniques in wound closure.
Scar revision surgery is meant to minimize the scar so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture but treatment options may vary based on the type and degree of scarring present.
Although scar revision can provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or improve a scar that has healed poorly, a scar cannot be completely erased.
Minimal invasive treatments
The Dermapen™ is a revolutionary micro-needling device which aims to tighten, lift and rejuvenate skin. The Dermapen™ can visibly improve the appearance of :
surgical, acne and trauma scars
Q: How many treatments are recommended for rejuvenation, acne scarring and stretch marks? (General guide)
A: Acne scarring: 6 treatments, 6 weeks apart
Q: Should I prepare my skin before having a Dermapen™ Treatment?
A:For optimal results, a period of effective active treatment creams, such as Vitamin A, C is recommended to allow the skin’s strength to build-up (especially for thin or delicate skin areas). Consult your clinician about the options.
Q: How long should it take before I see results?
A:Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). Your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments and when combined with the recommended post treatment care.
Q: Is the treatment painful?
A:For minimum needle depths Dermapen™ Treatments are painless. Treatments over 0.5mm deep, may require a topical anesthetic cream to be applied for 15-40 minutes before the procedure. This will render the treatments virtually pain free.
Q: Is there any downtime after treatments?
A:Generally no, but you may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment. Application of a breathable camouflage will seal the skin and cover any redness for an immediate return to work.
Q: How soon after filler injections can I have a Dermapen™ Treatment?
A:It is recommended to wait at least 7 days after filler injections, so that any post treatment bruising from the fillers can settle. It is also possible to have your Dermapen™ Treatment several days before having fillers injected. Consult with your practitioner prior to determine exactly how long a wait is best in each particular case.
Q: How much do the products cost?
Treatment for scaring starts at £150