What is scarring?
A scar is a mark on the skin, caused by an infection, injury, surgery or rapid skin growth.
There are many types of scars including:
- Acne scarring
- Surgical scars
- Self-harm scars
- Pigmentation and discolouration
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
- Trauma scars
What causes scarring?
When the skin is injured by one of these causes, it creates collagen to reconnect tissue which has been broken by the injury. Often a scab forms to protect the injury from infection.
A stretch mark is a scar, but is not caused by trauma to the skin, but when the skin is suddenly stretched. This may commonly occur during puberty, sudden weight gain or pregnancy.
How is scarring treated?
Here at Bloom Skin Health, we use either our gentle genesis laser or microdermabrasion using microplus+ and sonophoresis over the scarred area. We advise 5-8 treatments over the area to get the full benefit of treatment and we offer packages for this.
- Genesis laser stimulates a response which creates a thermal injury in the deeper layers of your skin, resulting in your skin generating new collagen and gradually filling in the scars, smoothing the skin texture, lightening the colour and tightening enlarged pores.
- Microplus+ can diminish the appearance of shallow acne scarring and treat enlarged pores and blackheads. Microplus+ also stimulates collagen growth, smoothing and re-texturing your skin’s surface.
- Vitamin B infusion with sonophoresis. Using this treatment to help treat scarring we infuse asap serums 800 times more into the deeper layers of your skin. This treatment can be used on it’s own or in combination with laser Genesis or Microplus+.
Our treatments are for all skin types and tones. We offer an initial FREE consultation to assess your problem area(s) and develop a treatment plan that is right for you. Our staff are very discreet and understand how important it is to soften or diminish the appearance of your scar.
Book a FREE 15 minute consultation with one of our therapists to discuss the best treatments for you.