Scars form as a natural part of the healing process and can occur after almost any skin injury and/or surgery. The more damage to the skin, the longer it can take to heal and therefore there is a greater chance of being left with a noticeable scar.
Normal maturation of scar tissue takes approximately 18 months after which they usually present as thin, pale and flat. Some people can develop abnormal scars that may be disfiguring or aesthetically unpleasant. Most scars can be categorised into one of three groups:
- Atrophic scar
- Hypertrophic scar
- Keloid scar
Atrophic scars appear as small, pitted, round depressions that lie below the surface of the surrounding skin. These are common after acne or chicken pox and usually occur when the healing process is disrupted.
Hypertrophic scars are usually red, thick and raised from the surface of the skin. They can be itchy or painful. This type of scar usually starts to develop within weeks of the injury and can improve naturally over the course of a year or more.
Keloid scars are thick, raised scars that extend beyond the original wound. They can be red or darker in colour compared to the surrounding skin. Keloid scars may develop months after the original injury or immediately following surgery.
At A New You, we have a team of dedicated professionals, who are highly trained to examine the condition of your scar and advice on the next stage of treatment.
Some Of Our Most Popular Treatments For Scars
Dermal Roller/Dermapen® is a micro-needling technique, which stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself.* Post-treatment Derma Roller leaves the skin looking visibly brighter, firmer, smoother and clearer.
The treatment is pain-free and requires no down time. Recovery times are significantly shorter than Laser treatments.
Dermal Fillers can be used to lift depressions in the skin, making it an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of stubborn or deeper scars. An injection procedure what uses collagen, hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite in the fillers, fills out problem wrinkled and creased skin.
For improved effectiveness, it’s not uncommon to combine Dermal Filler with Dermal Roller therapy.
We offer revolutionary RecoSMA® Laser Resurfacing treatment, providing patients with a non-invasive technique to stimulate the repair of damaged tissues such as scars or stretch marks.*
Due to the unique coldness of the laser (skin temp. doesn’t rise over 36.6 °C) treatment, the procedure does not cause scarring or change natural pigmentation of the skin.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a technique, which utilizes your own growth factors and re-targets them to a specific area of concern to encourage repair and regeneration.*
PRP therapy produces long-lasting effects with little chance of allergic reaction, as the platelets come from the patients’ own blood. A highly effective treatment for rejuvenating the skin and reducing signs of damage such as stretch marks and scars.*
Surgical Scar Revision
Surgical revision aims to excise the scar caused by an injury, wound, or previous surgery, and replace it with a fresh scar. The fresh scar can be carefully positioned and sutured in such a way as to reduce risk of reoccurrence.
In some instances however it’s possible to disguise the scar by positioning it within natural skin creases.*