Scars can be pretty cool, they’re a physical testament to your resolve and strength. Unfortunately, they can be unsightly. At Crave Med Spa, we have a variety of procedures and products that can soften the look of your scars, or help with the elimination of scar tissue. Speak to one of our experts about creating a regimen to decrease the appearance of scars.
Scars are part of the body’s natural healing process. A scar can result from the biologic process of our skin tissue repairing itself, along with other tissues. Majority of wounds, except for minor ones, result in some degree of scarring.
Scars can result from diseases, accidents, skin conditions such as acne, or from surgeries.
Laser resurfacing. This treatment, similar to dermabrasion, removes the surface layers of the skin with the use of different types of lasers. Newer types of lasers may achieve more subtle results by working on the collagen in the dermis without having to remove the upper layers of skin. This advancement results in minimum down time as opposed to traditional laser resurfacing and dermabrasion which requires a longer time to recover.
Filler injections. This treatment can be used to raise sunken scars to the same level of the surrounding skin. The effects of these injections are temporary, and the treatments may need to be regularly repeated. Newer forms of injectable fillers are on the market, and might be an option for some people.
Microneedling. Small puncture holes are made into the skin to promote collagen production, and introduce collagen stimulators or other products to decrease the appearance of scars.
Scars shape when there is damage to the profound, dense layer of skin. The body creates fresh collagen fibers (a protein in the body that occurs naturally) to mend the harm, leading in a scar.
Depending on your specific situation, there are many choices to treat deeper scars. These include transplantation of hair, excision, dermabrasion, or laser surgery.
Cryotherapy (freezing treatment with liquid nitrogen) can be used to treat smaller keloids. You can also stop the formation of keloids when you are wounded by using pressure treatment or silicone gel pads. The depth and size of the injury matter and the place of the wound or cut. Do the same with your age, genes, gender and ethnicity.