Scars are the result of injury or damage sustained by the skin: when damage occurs, the body’s healing process attempts to repair the tissue by producing more skin tissue. Unfortunately, this new tissue rarely looks like the surrounding healthy skin. It can be red and feel lumpy to the touch, is devoid of hair follicles or pigmentation, and can feel uncomfortable in the first months.
Small scars or those on skin that is rarely exposed may not be problematic. Some scars can cause significant cosmetic issues, however, and some people may find that they have real impact on their self-confidence.
If this is the case, then scar treatment can offer very real relief. At The Laser Treatment Clinic, a combination of microdermabrasion and laser therapy is used to reduce the appearance of scarring. It is important not to cause further damage to the skin, as this could provoke the production of more scar tissue.
Microdermabrasion is a highly controlled process using fine medical grade crystals to gently and uniformly remove the damaged upper layers of skin, while the laser therapy then encourages the body to produce collagen and healthy new skin cells.