Every time you have a skin injury, the tissue will heal with a scar, which can be as small as a light coloured line on your skin, or can be as significant as a prominent keloid scar. It’s almost impossible for someone to get through their life with some kind of scarring and some may end up worse than others.
Most people have scars that they would like to get rid of. A scar might be uncomfortable or itchy, or may even restrict movement. You might want to remove a scar because you find it unsightly, or your self esteem is affected. Some scars cannot be treated entirely, but we can improve the scar appearance through laser therapy, dermal fillers or scar surgery. It is possible to get rid of smaller, lighter and more superficial scars however, deeper rooted scars require a lot more time into reducing it’s appearance. In a consultation with Dr Firas Al-Niaimi you will able to openly discuss your situation and be advised of all best possible routes of action.
There are multiple paths to take when it comes to removing or reducing scars. If posed with the removal of acne scars or facial scars, laser removal treatment is often chosen as the prefered treatment. Laser scar removal is a fairly quick, easy, non-invasive method of reducing the appearance of scars. The laser is pinpointed and used on the targeted area, removing the outer epidermis layer of skin. This enabled the later to target the deeper layer of skin, triggering a healing process which encourages the production of elastin and collagen. This healing process allows your skin to heal naturally and leave your skin looking fresh, full and rejuvenated.
Dermal fillers are an alternative to reducing the appearance of scars. By injecting the damaged area, the dermal fillers will plump up the scars leaving them looking even, smoother and rejuvenated. Multiple dermal filler treatments may be required to have more permanent effect on the scar. An appointment with Dr Firas Al-Niaimi will help you determine what is the easiest and best course of treatment for you.
|Addresses||Men and Women|
|Hospital Stay||Unlikely to be hospital stay|
|Downtime||1 week or less|
|Anesthesia||Possibly general aesthetic if surgical scar removal is required|
|Final Result||6 months to permanent|
Most types of scarring can be treated, including: keloid scars, acne scars, burn scars and hypertrophic scars.
Depending on the severity of your scar, there are several different scar treatments to be considered. Dr Firas Al-Niaimi will discuss your suitability for each treatment during your consultation. Scar reduction options include:
Laser resurfacing for scars: Laser treatment is particularly effective for acne scars or facial scar treatment.
Dermal fillers: This technique works by “plumping up” pitted scars.
Both of these techniques will need repeat treatments for maximum results.
Surgical scar removal: This technique uses skin grafts to reduce larger scars.
These techniques can help the scarred skin to repair, leaving a healthier appearance, as well as tightening your skin.
The benefits of scar treatment are huge; your self esteem and confidence will also have a real boost, especially when receiving facial scarring treatment and can also stop any itching or irritation from scars.
Your scar treatment aftercare plan will depend on what specific treatment you have. Dr Firas Al-Niaimi will discuss with you what aftercare will be best for your treatment during your consultation and provide you with a comprehensive aftercare program.