Scarring is a natural part of the body’s healing process following an injury. While some scars fade over time, others remain prominent and can affect an individual’s self-esteem. Understanding the types of scars, including keloid, hypertrophic, and atrophic, is crucial in determining the appropriate treatment. Factors like skin type, age, and the wound’s severity play a significant role in the scarring process. At Absolute Cosmetic, to assist with improving scars, both surgical and non-surgical options are available.
Scarring: An Overview
Treatments we offer
Surgical Procedures for Scar Treatment
Surgical treatments have become increasingly popular for scar management, offering effective results with minimal downtime. At Absolute Cosmetic, we offer ReCell to assist with scar management. ReCell uses your own skin cells to re-pigment white scars from trauma, acne, picking, burns and infection. The procedure is performed under sedation and patients are discharged on the same day. It is essential that any patients that undergoes a surgical procedure follows all post-operative instructions and attends all mandatory appointments.
Non-Surgical Procedures for Scar Treatment
Non-surgical treatments have become increasingly popular for scar management, offering effective results with minimal downtime. Depending on the scar, we offer a range of non-surgical modalities such as Erbium, DOT Laser, Pixel Laser, Dermal Filler, IPL Skin Rejuvenation, Skin Peels, Micro-Needling and Microdermabrasion. Utilising various technology, each technique aims to improve the scar’s appearance by altering its texture, colour, or size. Ideal candidates are those seeking to minimise the appearance of scars without undergoing surgery. Following your initial consultation, you will be provided with a proposed treatment plan outlining your options and an estimate on how many treatments are likely required. Multiple sessions are often necessary, with gradual improvements seen over time.
Understanding Your Options
At Absolute Cosmetic, we offer a range for options to assist with improving the appearance with your scar. The suitability depends on the scar type, skin condition, and your overall health. With over 20 years of experience, we offer a range of both surgical and non-surgical options. To assist you further, a doctor’s consultation is recommended to determine the most effective treatment plan based on your requirements. Results can range from subtle improvements to significant changes in scar appearance.
Expected Results and Maintaining Them
The effectiveness of surgical and non-surgical treatments can be long-lasting, especially with proper skin care. Results vary depending on the individual and type of treatment. Maintaining results involves following post-treatment care instructions, using sunscreen, and possibly undergoing maintenance treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most scars can be treated, but results vary. Deep or extensive scarring might require more intensive treatments.
Discomfort levels depend on the procedure and individual pain tolerance. Topical anaesthetics can be used to minimize discomfort.
This varies by treatment type and individual healing processes. Some treatments show immediate improvements, while others require several sessions over months.
Common side effects include redness, swelling, and sensitivity. These typically resolve within a few days.
Follow post-treatment care instructions, protect the skin from the sun, and maintain a healthy skincare routine.
Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner. General disclaimer: Patient outcomes can vary due to factors such as... genetics, diet, age, exercise, lifestyle, weight, and overall health. It’s essential to understand that all invasive surgeries come with inherent risks and require a recovery period and specific care regimen. Detailed information regarding surgical risks and complications is available here, but it is advisable to conduct thorough research and obtain a second opinion to ensure you are able to make an informed decision. Please note that the information provided is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. For real patient images, please visit our Before and After page. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. This website contains imagery which is only suitable for audiences 18+.