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Scars removal

Scars are a result of damaged skin, most often caused by injury or inflammation. By growing new connective tissue the organism tries to compensate for the damage whereby the created defect can never be completely removed. Due to the above a scar forms. First and foremost it  is an aesthetic issue but can also limit movement if located near a joint. 

Scars are created as a result of skin damage, most often due to injury or inflammation. By growing new connective tissue the organism tries to compensate for the damage whereby the created defect can never be completely removed. Due to the above a scar forms. First and foremost it  is an aesthetic issue but can also limit movement if located near a joint. Methods and treatments that we know of cannot remove scars completely but can reduce them almost entirely. 

Scar types:

  • A hypertophic scar – has a red livid color, is located just below skin level, initial pain or itching is possible and with time the scar will even out and lose its red color.
  • An atrophic scar – due to a bad healing process the scar expands, usually located on the back (common after birth mark removal). It can be at skin level or underneath it. Usually appears in people with weaker connective tissue.
  • Keloid – a special type of a scar which doesn't reduce in volume, painful, sometimes itches, expands outside the injury area and is prone to return after treatment. Alway above skin level.  

Methods for scar reduction:

  • Led technology
  • abrasion
  • peeling
  • laser
  • IPL treatment
  • AFT treatment
  • fractional radio-waves
  • subincision
  • imiquimod
  • silicone creams
  • creams based on vitamin A and protein
  • freezing with liquid nitrogen
  • transference of one's own fat
  • intralesional corticosteroid injection
  • fillers
  • growth factors from one's own blood
  • laboratory development of one's own cells
  • rollers 

There are numerous other methods not mentioned because they are rarely used. We use numerous methods and treatments, on a daily basis, to remove and reduce scars with better efficiency so there is a possibility that some methods are not mentioned here. We always take into account new methods and treatments once they appear. 

Scar reduction

A scar can never be completely removed but can be reduced so it is aesthetically acceptable. Unfortunately because of location, shape and size a scar can cause psychological issues because it deteriorated one's appearance. Regardless of its age, size, location and cause there is always help. In order to reduce the scar as much as possible, we advise treatments immediately after stitches are removed, although it is never too late. With injury one should start with the treatment immediately after the skin heals. For even better results, a combination of various treatments and methods is advised. One method or treatment cannot affect all scar types. Today lasers give best results. Usually more different lasers are used. There are those which induce development of new collagen, those which remove redness by burning blood vessels and ablative lasers which remove skin irregularities mechanically. One of unsolvable issues is the retrieval of color in white scars, which is not always possible. If we start with a treatment and the injury, i.e. inflammation, is not too grave coloration can return. In that purpose photo-therapy, excimer and fractional lasers are used. New treatments based on the growth of one's own cells which then fill out the scar give new hope. Before starting the treatment it is necessary to individually adjust the treatment type and method in accordance with the scar shape and client's needs. Every scar treatment is individual.

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