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Scar Removal Options

Do you want to improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of scarring without the need for surgery?

Here at Dr Anh, we have a range of procedures that can assist you in the removal of any unsightly skin problems you may be concerned about. Offering chemical peels, the Nd:YAG laser and the Fraxel laser our team have the technology required to revitalise your skin.

The Fraxel laser is designed to non-invasively work to resurface the face and body to reveal healthy radiant skin. The Fraxel laser, being one of the most effective ways to improve the appearance of the outer layer of the skin is most popular in repairing damage caused by Acne, surgical scars, melasma, age/sunspots and wrinkles.

How does it work?

Microscopic laser columns work to deeply penetrate the skin and stimulate collagen synthesis. This will then stimulate new growth of cells that will correct the appearance of your skin and invigorate your skin from the inside to the surface.

The Fraxel Laser can be used anywhere on the body where the concern is found, the procedure is mostly used on the face and has proven results in a short period of time.

  1. Fractional lasers penetrate top skin layers.
  2. The Fraxel light energy works to stimulate collagen and resurface the top skin layer.
  3. Your skin’s natural rejuvenation process will smooth wrinkles and scars by stimulating collagen.

How long does the procedure take?

Depending on the area of treatment, the procedure can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes. During your consultation, Dr Anh will provide you with a detailed plan for your individual treatment.

The results vary from person to person, Fraxel works with your body’s skin cells and may take 1-3 weeks to see visible results.

Before and After

Acne scarring smoothed with the Fraxel laser. Photo courtesy of Solta medical aesthetic centre

Pigmentation faded with the Fraxel laser. Photo courtesy of Solta medical aesthetic centre

What are my other options?

Treatment options are heavily dependent on the types of scars you are looking to conceal. Please see below a list of alternative treatments to help you!

Pressure therapy

Provides proprioceptive input where the user will feel more grounded as it improves balance, body and spatial awareness, and coordination.

Silicone

Silicone fully encapsulates the scar site, and although the entire site is covered, silicone is semipermeable, allowing oxygen to enter while maintaining necessary moisture. This is called “homeostasis,” and is known as an ideal healing environment.

Intralesional steroid

Intralesional steroid injection involves a corticosteroid, such as triamcinolone acetonide or betamethasone suspension, which is injected directly into a lesion on or immediately below the skin.

5FU injections

This product offers a versatile option for approaching scars. Given its proven and long-standing track record, it works to modify keloids and hypertrophic scars.

Dermapen

Highly recommended for scarring, Dermapen is used to produce new collagen and elastin. It is recognised as one of the best non-invasive skin resurfacing and rejuvenation treatments.

CO2 laser

A computerised “pattern generator” allows vaporisation removal of the top layers of “old” skin to provide new skin that is smoother and more even in texture and colour.

Microdermabrasion

This technique uses a diamond wheel with rough edges to remove the upper layers of the skin. This procedure is non-invasive and can work to minimise scarring over a period of time.

For more information on how we can help you reduce the sight of your scarring, contact Dr Anh today!