Scar Revision

 Many Options to Reduce the Appearance of Scarring

We understand how much distress the condition can cause.

Childhood scars, accident scars, self-harm scars, surgical scars, scars from acne, chicken pox, stretch marks, spots, scrapes, marks and blemishes are just a few of the most common scars we treat on the face and body of all skin types.

Types of Scars

Atrophic Scars: Due to the loss of fat and collagen, they appear as sunken scars and often have a pitted appearance. Atrophic scars are most commonly associated with acne and chicken pox, although those are not their only causes.

Hypertrophic Scars: These scars are the ones most of us would recognise as typical scars, with a raised look resulting from the overproduction of collagen during the healing process.

Keloid Scars: An excessive form of scarring which often grows beyond the original injury site. They can also occur as a reaction to body piercings, alongside the usual causes of scars, and are far more common in individuals with darker skin tones.

Types of Scars we Treat

Accident scars | Surgical scars | Acne scars | Stretch marks | Self-harm scars | Chicken pox scars | Childhood scars Scars from Scrapes/Marks/Blemishes

Treating Scars

Whether you are looking to remove old scarring or treat a fresh scar, we have lots of options including IPL, Lumina Long pulsed Nd:YAG, Lumina Fractional Skin resurfacing as well as micro-needling and Mesotherapy. We will be able to tailor a plan to your needs. If you would like more information, please book in for a free consultation.

How does the treatment work?

For Fractional skin resurfacing: Minute sections of the skin are targeted with laser light, which penetrates into the tissue, causing small columns of thermal damage which in turn stimulates significant collagen renewal. The surrounding non-affected areas of skin aid the body’s natural recovery process, allowing dramatic results without significant downtime.

IPL: A layer of gel is applied to the skin, the IPL is then placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is passed over the skin several times before moving onto the neighbouring areas, and the process is repeated until the whole area is treated. The light stimulates the production of new collagen to improve skin texture but also tackles any associated brown/red hyper-pigmentation and redness associated with acne break-outs.

What should I expect after treatment?

For IPL: Immediately after treatment, the skin may appear red and a warm tingling sensation may be felt. Typically the skin is cooled during treatment to ease any discomfort and a calming gel is applied.

Fractional Resurfacing: You will experience a mild sunburnt sensation for a few hours after treatment and the skin may be red for 1 or 2 days. This is a normal sign that the skin is healing at a deep level. Some swelling is likely but minimal, and resolves in 2 to 3 days. As the healing process occurs, your skin may have a bronzed appearance that lasts from 3 to 10 days, depending on the treatment level. Your skin will naturally exfoliate and may flake as if you had mild sunburn.

How long does treatment take?

A typical sessions range 10 to 40 minutes.

How many treatments are necessary?

For IPL: the number varies from person to person, but typically 6 treatments.

Fractional Resurfacing: Improvement is evident after the first session, but for optimum results, 3 to 5 treatment sessions may be required. Treatment is carried out every 2 to 6 weeks, depending on the level of rejuvenation required.

How does the treatment feel?

IPL: Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but no anaesthetic is required. Many people describe the sensation as a flick of an elastic band.

Fractional Resurfacing: A warming sensation is felt during treatment, with some mild stinging. After treatment cooling packs are often utilised to minimise discomfort.

How does the treatment feel?

IPL: Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but no anaesthetic is required. Many people describe the sensation as a flick of an elastic band.

Fractional Resurfacing: A warming sensation is felt during treatment, with some mild stinging. After treatment cooling packs are often utilised to minimise discomfort.

Are there any side effects?

IPL: Most people experience reddening, which usually disappears within a couple of hours. Very rarely a small blister may form or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin can occur.

Fractional Resurfacing: Skin redness, swelling and the bronzing appearance described above are all expected outcomes of treatment. Other unwanted effects are rare but can include a small blister or temporary change to skin pigmentation, such as darkening of the skin.

Consultation Procedure

Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a patch test 7 days prior to treatment.

Drop Us a Message.

Skin Sensations Limited

Havelock Business Park Havelock Road, Maidenhead Berkshire, SL6 5FH

01628 779909

info@skinsensations.co.uk

Registered in England & Wales
34 Rutland Road | Maidenhead | SL6 4HY
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Qualifications

ITEC Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Specialists (Distinction)   |   ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage (Distinction)
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments
(Face & Body Electrotherapy treatments, Microdermabrasion, Swedish massage, Stone therapy massage & Indian head massage)
VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments   |   OCN London Aesthetician Level 5 (Chemical Peels, Dermaplaning, Mesotherapy, Micro-needling)  |  Nouveau Contour Trained Permanent Make-Up Artist