How to Treat Self-Harm Scars

Posted on 15 May, 2019

Despite the often traumatic circumstances that lead to self-harm scars, their appearance can be dramatically improved with the right treatments, just like any other scars. If you have been living with self-harm scars and want to be free of the shame that is often associated with them, you’ll be pleased to hear that the team here at The Laser Treatment Clinic can help you. Old or new scars, we can help.

Like surgical scars or ones that form as the result of an accident, scars resulting from self-harm are part of the body’s natural healing process.

Self-Harm Scar Removal Treatments

With over 19 years of experience in treating different skin conditions, our skin specialists are experts at treating self-harm scars. In order to achieve the bests results, we believe in using a combination of treatments to improve the colour and texture of the affected area.

Our in-clinic treatments for the improvement of self-harm scars includes advanced dermabrasion, collagen induction therapy, marine peel treatment, and the derma white treatment.

Each of the treatments works on a different layer of the skin in order to target the affected area on all levels for the best results. To target damage on the upper layers of the skin, our skin experts use the advanced dermabrasion treatment to encourage the skin’s natural rejuvenation process. For deeper scars and improving textural issues, we use the collagen induction therapy as this penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin and can be used on tough scar tissue.

While some skin clinics also use chemical peels as a method of self-harm scar removal, we believe that these treatments can be too harsh, particularly on darker skin tones. Instead, we use power actives in our marine peel treatment and derma white treatments. These natural alternatives to chemical and glycolic peels work with your skin to lighten self-harm scars and improve their texture without any side effects or significant downtime.

To supplement your tailor-made treatment plan, you should also use your skincare routine to treat self-harm scars. We recommend the Zaheda marine boost super serum as it supports your skin during the treatment and healing process. Filled with powerful actives and collagen stimulating ingredients, the marine boost super serum promotes an improvement in skin texture that will diminish the look of your self-harm scars in combination with your in-clinic treatment plan.

Are you ready to start your journey to a life free from self-harm scars? Book a free consultation today with one of our skin experts to discuss your treatment options.