Scars are areas of fibrous tissue that remain on the skin following injury to the skin. To remove this fibrous tissue, we have to create normal skin to replace it. This can be done in numerous ways, depending on the age and severity of the scar.
The fibrous tissue that makes up a scar is a type of collagen; we will call this scar collagen. Scar collagen can be seen in an array of colours, sizes and shapes. Your skin is made up of a different kind of collagen; we will call this natural collagen.
When removing the scar collagen, extreme exfoliation is a great starting point, as this will also stimulate your skin to produce more natural collagen. Crystal microdermabrasion is a great way to initiate this process, as it is one of the most intense options for exfoliating. Following this it is great to exfoliate at home a few times weekly.
Once the scar tissue has been intensely exfoliated, a natural collagen substitute is ideal. There are two ways of doing this, one being applying live molecules of collagen to the top of the skin. Clayton Shagal’s Collagen gels and serums are live molecules that penetrate as deep as an injection, therefore, this is what we use. The other being Endermologie, a technology specifically designed for treating scar tissue. This machine uses negative pressure to allow better circulation; this helps bring nutrients and oxygen to the area to instigate healing. This machine also increases the body’s production of collagen by 34%, which helps to replace the scar collagen.
For an older, intense scar, all of these options are recommended. If the scar is newer, it is possible to have success with only one of the options.
Consultations with Odette are recommended regardless of the situation of the scar, as she might have other suggestions.
Please contact us with any further questions or concerns.