Not all important body organs are found on the inside. There is one we wear on the outside! Your skin (epidermis)! The skin is our largest organ and is the first line of defense in protecting the body.
Think of your skin as if it was a piece a glass, it only takes one small tick, bump, or scratch to make a change in the appearance.
What are Scars and How are they form?
A scar is a mark left on the skin or within the body tissue where a trauma took place such as; a burn, sore, or a wound that didn’t heal completely. As a result, new tissues called fibrous connective tissue forms to heal the affected area as part of the skins natural healing process. Scars form after the healing process is complete. This area will have a difference texture than its surround area.
What are the different types of Scars?
There are several difference types of scars that can appear on the skin such as:
- Keloid scars – These types of scars are formed when the skin produces an excessive amount of the fibrous connective tissue.
- Contracture scars – These types of scars are formed after a second or third-degree burn. When the skin is burned, the surrounding skin pulls together resulting in a contracture.
- Hypertrophic scars – These types of scars are formed similarly to the Keloid scar in the same sense that the skin produces an excessive amount of tissue as a natural defense. However, instead of fibrous connective tissue, hypertrophic scars is when the skin produces an excessive amount of collagen which gives volume to a raised scar.
- Acne scars – These types of scars are a direct result of an acne breakout on the skin. The skin becomes inflamed and swells due to clogged pores with excess oils, dead skin, and bacteria. The following are types of acne scars:
- Ice-pick scars – deep pits which give the skin an appearance of having been ice picked.
- Rolling scars – wide and shallow scars due to damage under the surface of the skin giving the skin a wave-like appearance.
- Boxcar scars – angular scars with sharp vertical edges similar to scars you get from the chickenpox.
What kind of Scar treatments are out there?
Not all scars can be completely removed, however, new technologies provide a multitude of options to improve, reduce, and restore their appearance.
Scar treatments such as:
- Microdermabrasion – This procedure uses exfoliating crystals that are sprayed on the skin. It can be used on all skin types and all skin colors without changing the skin color or cause scarring.
- Dermal Filler Injections – This procedure uses dermal fillers to get rid of rolling acne scars, and boxcar scars by filling the affected area and providing volume to the scared area.
- Chemical Peel – This procedure uses chemicals usually an acid which causing the skin to peel when applied. Within a short period of time new healthier looking skin will appear
- Laser Resurfacing – This procedure uses Light to heal the skin by directing short concentrated pulsating beams of light removing skin layer by layer. It allows us to treat conspicuous, complex and deep scars, such as those from acne of surgery. SCAAR-FX has shown remarkable results and has minimal side effects.
Scar correction is fast becoming our forte! With “Light to Heal” technology using the Ultrapulse Encore CO2 we are able to treat the most complex of scars. We’ve been able to release deeply contracted tissue without the risks and complications of plastic surgery. This device is also ideal for heavily wrinkled, sun damaged skin, and severe acne scarring, which often only requires a visit or two.
Scar Correction Before and After
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