A multitude of modern treatments is nowadays available as scars are becoming a progressively addressed condition leading to the evolution in the surgical and non-surgical therapies. The right choice depends upon the type of the scar, anatomic location, age/maturity of the scar many other factors. Only after thorough evaluation, an individual approach, which is usually a combination of treatments, is individually tailored for you.
These are especially effective in hypertrophic and keloid scars. Injection therapy can be performed in the clinic without anaesthesia, consisting repeated injections over a 3-6 months period. Usually, a progressive improvement can be expected.
Surgical scar correction involves a wide range of reconstructive plastic surgery options, including excision, local and regional flaps, skin expander based reconstruction, etc. Some of this techniques may also be suitable for removal or correction of tattoos.
Fat can be processed and transferred in terms of variously sized grafts restoring volume under depressed or adherent scars. More importantly, however, fat tissue is rich in numerous valuable growth factors and stem cells (Vascular Stromal Fraction, VSF) which result in skin regeneration and scar remodelling. These cells can be isolated and enriched, depending on the type of fat graft processed. Fat grafting has shown very potent beneficial biological effect on the surrounding and overlying tissues, therefore fat grafting is now an established therapy in regenerative and reconstructive medicine with excellent results for scar correction. This therapy bears very minimal risks, can be often performed under local anesthesia and can result in an aesthetically pleasing outcome.
Advanced Scar Care Dressings
A wide selection of dermatological and pharmaceutical products are available. Furthermore silicone sheets and patches are important tools as they have a beneficial effect on the scar remodelling process.
Especially in the treatment of burn scars, compression garments may be customized and applied continuously for many months in order to avoid the scar elevation beyond the surrounding skin level and to reduce itching, redness and swelling.
These treatments may include medical peelings, lasers
(collagen induction), Plasma Rich Platelets
(PRP), Autologous Conditioned Plasma (ACP/PRP) and Autologous Conditioned Adipose Tissue (ACA). All these therapies aim to induce and stimulate a regenerative process by collagen synthesis and cell proliferation.
Special instruction course for better camouflage of your scars.