Scars and stretch marks are formed by the damage of the dermal layers of the skin resulting from a variety of causes including, cuts, burns, acne, pregnancy, rapid growth or weight gain and surgery. All scar tissue has the same collagen as the surrounding area but the composition of the scar is different to the surrounding normal tissue. Normal collagen fibres form bundles with a basket weave effect that gives tone and strength to the skin.
Treatments to help reduce and repair scarring and stretch marks include :
Micro needling or Micro needling with RF helps the skin regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin and improving the appearance of scars.
Er:Glass Laser (erbium glass fibre) is used for skin resurfacing and the treatment of surgical and acne scars, stretch marks and wrinkles. It is suitable for all skin types, and helps achieves a smoother complexion with lasting results with improvement to overall skin tone, elasticity and texture.
Peels are a useful alternative for use in the treatment of scars and can also be used in combination with other “non-ablative” treatments in order to obtain optimum results.