Whether you have suffered from acne, sunburn, or an accident that has caused damage to the skin, the scars left behind can seriously impact your confidence. No matter how small and unnoticeable they may be to others, you may feel unable to see beyond them. This problem can cause severe mental health issues and negative self-esteem.
Whether you have suffered from acne, sunburn, or an accident that has caused damage to the skin, the scars left behind can seriously impact your well-being. No matter how small and unnoticeable they may be to others, you may feel unable to see beyond them. This problem can cause severe mental health issues and negative self-esteem.
Despite the permanence of scars, many different treatments are available to help treat the affected area and reduce the visibility of the scar. Depending on its placement and cause, amongst other factors, there is likely to be a treatment that’s right for you.
So, today we’re delving into everything you need to know about treating scarring, including the different treatments we offer here at Aesthetic Skin Clinic.
Causes of Scarring
Scarring is a step in your body’s healing process when new skin tissue forms to combat injury and close wounds in your body. A scar can develop due to a variety of reasons, for example:
- Sunburn. When a burn damages the skin, it can leave a scar. This includes burns caused by hot surfaces like fire and also sun damage. It’s vital to take steps to reduce the risk and impact of sun damage because it can progress into more significant health problems later in life.
- Acne. Most young adults will suffer from acne, but a small percentage of those people are left with constant reminders of this stage in their lives in the form of acne scarring. Combatting acne scarring can be difficult, but many treatments are available to reduce visibility.
- Tattoos and piercings. If you get a tattoo from an unreputable artist, you could end up with infections or other complications that leave you with scarring. Reduce this risk by researching your tattooist or piercer, ensuring they operate in clinically clean conditions and have a suitable licence to practice
- Cuts and other wounds. A deep cut can scar. Almost everyone you know will have a scar from a childhood trip or fall!
- Surgery. Of course, surgery scars are extremely common. Most will fade over time, but without treatment, you could be left with permanent reminders of your surgery.
These scars will all need to be treated differently, but luckily for you, our experienced and knowledgeable dermatologists are here to help.
Considering Treating Your Scars?
We understand that living with scars can be difficult, especially if they act as a reminder of traumatic or painful times. Here at Aesthetic Skin Clinic, we’ve had the opportunity to work closely with a wide range of different people, all looking for the chance to feel confident in their skin again. For some, this means reducing the visibility of their scars, whether correcting pigmentation, smoothing the area, or something else.
Our scar treatments can help our patients after traumatic events such as surgery, or an accident, that has left them with permanent reminders. Let’s take a look at the various treatments we offer to help you better understand the best path for you.
For those wanting an in-depth examination to find out the best course of action for treatment, we would recommend our Observ Skin Analysis. During your appointment, we will analyse and examine your skin using the latest technology to review any skin anomalies, including scarring.
The analysis itself takes just moments, but we will spend time with you discussing the steps forward to help reduce any concerning areas. Our expert clinicians can explain highlighted areas, such as the cause of your facial scars, so you have the best chance of understanding what your next step should be. For example, this treatment may uncover that the reason for facial scarring is large pores, in which case, we can offer guidance on the best remedies to reduce their appearance. What’s more, you get to take your results home with you, so you can refer back to them for more treatment whenever you wish.
Intracel Radiofrequency Microneedling
One of the treatments we could recommend is our Intracel in Guernsey, Jersey, or Belfast. This is an incredibly effective treatment for scarring and has seen outstanding results over the years. Intracel is a fractional radiofrequency microneedling (FRM) technique which uses insulated microneedles to penetrate energy into the skin. This heated energy then tightens the treated area, shortening collagen fibres and encouraging new collagen growth. Because of this, Intracel is not only great for scar revision but anti-ageing too. In addition, this treatment works to treat acne triggers, so it is a good choice for those suffering from acne for a long time, as we can treat your scars and help prevent more from appearing.
Fraxel Skin Resurfacing
Another treatment often recommended for our scar patients is Fraxel Skin Resurfacing. This innovative treatment is designed to address abnormal pigmentation issues and correct texture problems, two factors often linked with scarring. It works by creating micro-injuries on the skin, which trigger your body’s natural healing process, assisting in the production of healthy and rejuvenated skin cells.
Fraxel is an incredibly powerful treatment and can be used on all areas of the face, neck, chest, and hands, providing you with glowing, fresh skin after just a few sessions.
If you are interested in scar revision, you must understand that it’s not a one-size-fits-all treatment. Our clinicians would always recommend coming in for a consultation at our cosmetic skin clinic in Jersey, Guernsey, or Belfast and speaking to us so we can get the best idea of what you’re looking for. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we can’t wait to help you feel confident in your own skin again.