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Scar Removal Treatment

The London Cosmetic Clinic is proud to offer safe and effective treatments to help with scar concerns. We can treat all varieties of scar such as keloid, acne, hypertrophic and stretch marks. The available treatments include steroid injection, microneedling, filler injection, laser treatments, chemical peel and scar revision. All procedures are performed by an experienced cosmetic doctor or a specialised aesthetic therapist.

Every time the skin or tissue is cut or damaged it will heal by forming a scar. Various factors influence how your skin scars including the depth and size of the wound or incision, the location of the injury, skin type, age, heredity, sex and ethnicity. These factors will all affect how your skin reacts.

Treatment options

Chemical peels

Chemical peels are agents which lift the epidermis in a controlled manner. This reveals younger skin and treats certain skin conditions including superficial acne scars. Various chemicals can be used depending upon the requirements from the peel. Caution is exercised particularly for dark-skinned individuals, those susceptible to keloid formation and those with active infections.

Dermal filler injections

Filler injections of can be used to temporarily raise atrophic scars to the level of surrounding skin.

Corticosteroid injections

Corticosteroid injections are used to prevent and treat some keloid and hypertrophic scars.
Corticosteroids are injected into the scar to reduce any swelling to flatten the scar. Depending on the type of scar, the corticosteroid injection may need to be repeated. Two or three injections are usually given a month apart, although this type of treatment may have to continue for longer, depending on how the scar reacts to the injections.
This specific type of steroid for scar treatment is injected into the scar itself. As very little is absorbed into the blood stream, side effects of this treatment are minor. This treatment is repeated at 4-6 week intervals.

A local anaesthetic may be combined with the corticosteroid to reduce any pain and discomfort.

Laser/SWT

The London Cosmetic Clinic offers effective scar reduction treatments with the Ellipse Nordlys Laser/SWT system. This method is ideal for new or red/pink scars and can drastically reduce redness whilst stimulating collagen and elastin. We usually recommend between 1-3 sessions, however this is dependent on the nature of the scar.

Surgery

Sometimes, surgery can improve the appearance of scars.

Surgery can be used to:

  • Change the positioning of the scar
  • Change the shape of the scar
  • Release a tight scar that is close to a joint in order to improve movement

Scar revision is a process of cutting the scar tissue out. After the excision, the new wound is usually closed up in order to heal. Deeper cuts need a multi-layered closure to heal optimally, otherwise depressed or dented scars can result.
Surgical excision of hypertrophic or keloid scars is often associated to other methods such as pressotherapy or silicone gel sheeting.

Be aware that having surgery on your scar will leave a new scar that will take up to two years to heal. There is also an increased risk of further keloid and hypertrophic scarring following surgery. After surgery, the recurrence rate for keloid scarring is 50-80%.

Medical Micro-pigmentation

The aim of re-pigmenting a scar is to diminish the visibility of the scar with regard to the adjacent healthy skin. In order to obtain a good colour match close examination of the scar and the surrounding skin is required.

Microneedling

Microneedling is a procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely. It can significantly improve the appearance of acne scars, pitted scars and stretch marks.
Please find out more about microneedling from our treatment list menu.

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THE TREATMENT AT A GLANCE

15-30 min

Duration

0-30min

Anesthetic

1-2 days (resume with normal daily activities)

Down Time

2-4 weeks

Time to See Results

Repeat in 4 weeks. Up to 4 sessions required.

Treatment Lasts

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The London Cosmetic Clinic are my life saver, I had keloids for 8 years tried different ways, different methods costing me almost $3000 in 5 year period till I came across The London Cosmetic clinic my keloids are gone and my therapy check-up appointments are finish all in a quick 5 months period. I cannot be more happier thank you Dr Salinda Johnson, Pia and the rest of the wonderful young female staff I highly and truly appreciate you all making me happy with my looks, love you.

Shawn