Surgery Scars – Advanced Treatments & Healing

Posted on 02 Sep, 2018

Recovering from surgery can often be a difficult process for many people. The physical scar is often a constant reminder of the traumatic process of major surgery. The most effective technique for treating surgery scars is by lightening and diminishing them. This is achieved by using a combination of advanced medical-grade dermabrasion and collagen induction therapy, combined with collagen boosting and skin lightening skin care for Surgery Scars Treatment & Healing.

Here at The Laser Treatment Clinic, we have 18 years of experience in treating various skin concerns including surgical scars, keloid scars, hypertropic scars, pigmented scars, and we recommend the following combination of treatments for anyone looking to minimise the appearance of surgery scars and aid in their healing.

Advanced Medical-grade Dermabrasion

Advanced Medical-grade Dermabrasion is a non-surgical, non-invasive method of skin exfoliation which triggers the skin rejuvenation process. It uses medical grade crystals or diamonds and multiple studies have found that it considerably improved the appearance of post-operative scarring without the pain, discomfort, or extended downtime of other procedures. Microdermabrasion works using a handheld device which is used to deliver the crystals, while simultaneously vacuuming away dead skin. By gently removing the top layer of skin, microdermabrasion triggers the body’s wound-healing response. This, in turn, stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.

Like all scars, post-surgical scars result in the loss of collagen and elastin from the affected area. This creates the classic appearance of what we recognise as a scar. Because of this loss of collagen and elastin, scars often have an indented or raised appearance. Any treatment you undertake will need to tackle this issue along with the physical appearance of the scar itself.

Although you can just opt for a course of dermabrasion alone for an effective scar treatment method, it becomes far more effective when combined with other treatments. We recommend Collagen Induction Therapy, and scientifically-formulated skincare products with actives that will prolong the results of the professional treatments.

Collagen Induction Therapy

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) works by using sterile micro-needles to puncture and penetrate the skin. This creates a controlled skin injury which signals your body to produce new collagen and repair the skin. At the site of these micro-injuries, the skin will then heal more plump and smooth, restoring the natural contours where scar tissue has formed. The treatment also creates micro-channels that aid with the absorption of topical serums. So, for even more effective results, you can combine it with a serum that will also help diminish the look of surgery scars.

Since advanced dermabrasion and Collagen Induction Therapy both work in different ways, by using a combination of both you can target your surgery scars on multiple levels. The result of this is faster and more prominent results.

To complement your professional surgery scar treatments, we recommend using the Marine Boost Super Serum and Ultra Light Derma White skincare from ZAHEDA® Skincare. They will help your skin recuperate between sessions and maintain your results after your treatment has finished. The Ultra Light Derma White skincare range will also assist with lightening any pigmentation that has occurred.

Marine Boost Super Serum

For the most effective treatment of surgery scars, you should use a combination of treatments. This should also be supported by scientifically-formulated skincare to obtain the best results possible. The rejuvenating Marine Boost Super Serum works by soothing skin and fading the look of scars thanks to bisabolol. This natural active is derivative of chamomile essential oil known for its scar-fading and healing properties. It also contains seaweed extract and marine plant extract, both of which have been proven to protect against collagen degradation. Together, they help improve the appearance of sunken scars by plumping up the skin.

Ultra Light Derma White

The Ultra Light Derma White formulation delivers a proven efficacy in lightening and brightening the skin. It can also be used to tackle the hyperpigmentation and discolouration that often accompanies scars. Because it is formulated with natural marine extracts and Swiss alpine herbs, it’s effective but gentle enough to be used on the body and the face.

Offered exclusively at The Laser Treatment Clinic, the Ultra Light Derma White cream is especially efficient at treating Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) in darker skin tones. Something which can often result from skin trauma caused by surgery.