Keloid, Scar, and Stretch Marks Treatment
The skin is an amazing organ that has the ability to protect, shield and heal. A natural part of the healing process after the skin has incurred an injury is the formation of scars. Scars and stretch marks are very common and most people have at least one scar or stretch marks on their body.
How do scars form?
A break or a wound to the skin, which also causes a break to the body’s tissue, the body starts to produce more Collagen. Collagen is a vital protein, which is a constituent of the epidermal skin layer. Where the tissue is broken, the extra collagen starts to gather in order to heal and block the wound. Over a period of time ranging from months to years, new collagen will form at the site of the wound to break it down. Over time the scar will soften and become smoother. Scars on the skin may not always go away completely but they do fade to some extent in the first 2 years. Scars can result due to the skin being broken, surgery or skin conditions such as Acne. A common type of scar that appears on the surface of the skin is stretch marks. These are caused as result of sudden growth i.e. pregnancy or weight gain.
What are the types of scars?
There are several different types of scars including:
Keloid scars are overgrowths of tissue where too much Collagen has been produced during the healing process. Due to the aggressive healing of the site, this type of scar tends to continue growing, even after the wound has healed. These scars can extend beyond the original injury and over time may affect mobility.Keloid scars occur more commonly in ethnic skin.
A contracture scar may form after a burn to the skin. A contracture scar causes tightening, which may impair mobility to move. Also, the type of scar may have a deeper affect on surrounding muscles and nerves.
Hypertrophic scars are similar to keloids, but do not extend beyond the boundaries of the injury site. These typically appear as red, raised and inflamed scars that form due to excessive wound healing.
Severe cases of acne commonly leave scars on the skin. Acne scars can range from deep pitted ,ice-pick scars to marks that are angular or wavelike in appearance. Possible treatments will depend on the types of acne scars you have.
Depending on type of Scar , keloid or Tissue Fibrosis we can apply one of our versatile treatment techniques to reduce it significantly:
1- Vascular mode of Regenlite Laser
The excessive vasculature of keloid both feed it and cause red inflammatory look of the scar.
Regenlite Laser in its Vascular setting acts like a typical Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL). By its specific wavelength (585nm-595nm) it destroys that excessive vasculature while sparing other elements of a normal tissue. In this way the keloid`s formation and growth will be ceased. This setting can be used in almost every keloid but it has better results on the new scars or keloids which are still red or pink.
2- Rejuvenating mode of Regenlite Laser
For Hypotrophic scars, scars on the suture line or Strechmarks, Regenlite can reactivate the collagen synthesis beneath the depressed skin and make it smooth and consistent. No other treatment can treat the scar site in this safe and effective way.
3- LPG MÉCANO-STIMULATION is a painless preventative and therapeutic way to treat skin for scarring and fibrosis. It improves the scarring process and prevents or reduces fibrosis by massaging tissue without any abrasive friction or uncontrolled traction.
This therapeutic tool can be used to treat thin and delicate tissue. The ERGOLIFT head can easily reach narrow and sensitive areas (thyroid, armpit, cheekbones, etc.) while constantly monitoring hyperemia and the skin fold thanks to the transparent treatment chamber.
– Applications: inflammatory or non-inflammatory scars, old scars, surgical or traumatic scars, burn scars, skin grafts, post-radiation fibrosis, scleroderma, etc.
- Effective treatment of thin and fragile tissue, without the risk of injury (e.g. burn victims)
- Improved scarring process
- Better quality of skin tissue (suppleness and elasticity)
- Prevention of scar tissue
- Improved joint mobility
- Time savings and more effective results