Scars may be a cause of a person’s emotional and or physical pain and affect their quality of life. Surgical scar removal procedures are painful and invasive and have a risk for complications. About Face And Body offers scar removal and camouflage treatments that are a noninvasive solution using Skin needling and in some cases, very diluted skin color tattoo ink to deliver reliable results with less risk, less pain and minimal downtime.
We use these methods alone or in combination to coagulate scar tissue and trigger healthy new tissue to form in our patients’ skin. Healing time is minimal, infection risk is eliminated and little to no pain is felt. Also, the ablative radiofrequency technology is appropriate for use on all skin types, making ours the preferred method of scar removal for excellent clinical outcomes.
How Scar Removal Works
Skin needling for acne, trauma and surgical scars works by creating micro-columns of coagulated tissue that extend deep into the dermis with or without ablating the epidermis.
This triggers a wound-healing process that replaces the disorganized, compacted scar tissue with healthy new tissue, greatly diminishing the appearance of the scar tissue.
Types of Scars
- Acne Scars
Acne scars are a direct result of cystic acne or prolonged chronic acne. Reducing the appearance of acne scars has always been difficult.
- Trauma and Surgical Scars
Scars from accidents or surgical procedures can be painful visual reminders of what you went through as well as being disfiguring. A series of treatments help soften and minimize the appearance of these scars.
- Acne, Trauma and Surgical Scar Treatment
Scars are treated with a series of procedures and different treatment modalities may be combined for optimal results. Four to six treatments may be required to show positive effects. Because the collagen response is seen over time, final treatment results are usually seen between 6 and 12 months after the last procedure.
Each appointment starts with a consultation where Michelle and Jennifer will discuss the best treatment options available for you and together, you will decide what treatment plan would be best for you to achieve your desired outcome.