What is a scar?

“A scar is the visible part of a lesion in the dermis after tissue repair, following an incision made during an operation or as a result of an injury. … Scar tissue is not identical to the tissue it replaces and is usually of inferior functional quality.”

Having a scar can be very embarrassing, especially on the face. It is now possible to treat these scars very effectively with the latest aesthetic technologies. However, there are many types of scars (pigmented, depigmented, sunken, raised, etc.) that can result from injury, burns or acne. For acne scars, treatment can even be considered during the acne period.

Treatment

The reference treatment for scarring is based on fractional radio frequency. The technique consists of destroying the damaged fibres and then stimulating the production of new collagen in the scar in order to make the scar smoother and less thick. To do this, applicators equipped with microneedles are used to treat the areas in depth and ensure the best possible results. The treatment is carried out in 3 to 6 sessions of 30 to 60 minutes. Secondly, other technologies can be used, such as the Laser, and more specifically a combination of an ND:Yap and an ER:Yag laser: The first go deep inside the skin to stimulate the production of collagen while the Erbium laser will puncture the epidermis to cause both a collagen stimulation and a skin renewal. Hydrodermabrasion, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or TCA peelings can be used to further improve the aesthetic results.

Results

Here are examples of results achieved with these technologies on some patients.

Note: the duration and results of treatment may vary from person to person and are therefore only indicative.