When your skin breaks, the body releases collagen to help heal and strengthen the wound. Over months, more and more collagen is released, making the scar lumpy or raised. If you want help reducing the visibility of your scar, consider the following treatments to start your journey to scar removal.
What Treatments Are Available?
Several cutting-edge treatments can reduce the appearance of scars and lead to almost total scar removal:
- Microneedling – cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles
- Laser therapy – non-ablative laser therapy stimulates the growth of new collagen, while ablative laser surgery helps to remove the scarred area of skin
When Will I See Results?
Microneedling will leave your skin more sensitive than usual for few days. Once the skin calms down, you should start to see the results of your treatment, although a course of treatments is normally recommended. Laser surgery can take place over multiple sessions and visible results will be noticeable after the first few months of treatment.
What Is The Recovery Time?
After microneedling, you may notice some redness, minor irritation or sunburn like feeling for couple of days. This is completely normal and usually subsides within 24 – 48 hours. You may return to work immediately after the treatment if you feel comfortable. Some people may also experience peeling which usually starts 3 – 5 days after the treatment. Bruising, swelling and rough skin will usually resolve naturally within 7 days. You should avoid sports for up to a six-week period. Laser treatment for scar removal has about a week of recovery time for each session.
Scar Removal Treatments With A High Success Rate
The availability of some of the world’s most well-known laser technologies at Tempus Belgravia facilitates the provision of highly effective scar removal treatments that can help you significantly reduce the appearance of scars. Contact us today with any related enquiries and we’ll be happy to guide you through to your desired results.