- STRETCH MARK AND SCAR REMOVAL -
Dr. Michael Santillanes M.D
What Causes Scars?
The wound-healing process begins with inflammation, moves to tissue formation, and ends with modifying specific factors in the anatomy such as collagen. Scars occur when the wound-healing process is disrupted by biological factors such as too much collagen or depleted collagen.
Applications of Scar Removal
The scar removal technique today can reduce the appearance of keloid scars, hypertrophic scars, and atrophic scars, which have the following characteristics:
• Keloid Scarring: Firm, raised, and reddish-purple scars that extend beyond the initial wound area and builds over time.
• Hypertrophic Scarring: Firm, raised, and pink scars that remain within the initial wound area and possibly naturally regress over time.
• Atrophic Scarring: Depressed pin-like pockets in the skin that can result from skin conditions or diseases such as acne.
The Scar Removal Procedure
During scar revision, the laser is passed across the scar. This vaporizes or removes a layer of skin and exposes a more natural-looking skin layer, which heals over time tominimize scar appearance.
Following the procedure, patients are often advised to cleanse the treated area gently with a mild soap, pat dry, and apply antibiotic ointment and a nonsticky bandage.
Your skin's regeneration process can begin as early as four days after the scar treatment. Speed of regeneration depends on the type of laser used, personal anatomy, and adherence to instructions.
There are various techniques that are available to alleviate and eliminate scar issues.
In addition to helping you find the best scar removal treatments, Bella Derma Clinic also offers non-invasive medical treatments to combat and reverse the signs of aging. Using customized lasers we have the ability to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, remove age spots eliminate spider veins and facial redness. We also combine medical grade skin care with laser therapy to treat some of the most stubborn skin conditions such as scars and melasma. We can help you redevelop collagen through a variety of different methods that are unique to you and your skin condition, as well as a variety of fillers such as Juvederm Ultra Plus, Radiesse,Restylane, and our Laser Skin Tightening that will take years off your life immediately, without any type of surgery.