Got a scar you don’t like? If you don’t consider your scar to be a decoration or if it causes discomfort, scar removal can be a solution. Removal of both old and fresh scars, treatment with laser, radio frequency or other method selected by the doctor is possible. There are many ways to remove and treat scars, so the doctor chooses the most suitable scar treatment method after evaluating the type, depth, age and other factors of the scar.
Who is this procedure suitable for?
Scar removal is suitable for scars that appeared after childbirth (caesarean scar, perineal incision, rupture), fresh and old scars after operations, trauma or other injuries in various parts of the body, acne, hypertrophic (vertically raised), keloid (vertically and laterally raised) scars. Postpartum scars are recommended to be treated two months after delivery. Scar removal radio frequency therapy is not suitable for people with electronic implants in the body or people with thrombophlebitis. Scar treatment is not performed on pregnant women and is not recommended for breastfeeding women. Scar removal is not performed in case of elevated temperature, fever, oncological or acute chronic diseases.
What is the procedure?
Initially, a consultation with a doctor is carried out, who evaluates the scar and chooses the treatment. If scars are treated with radio frequency, the doctor massages the problem area with a special electrode to stimulate regenerative processes. When removing scars with a fractional laser, the tip of the device is aimed at the location of the scar and is worked on until the scar is removed.
Visible result after several procedures?
The number of procedures depends on the type, freshness, depth and individual physical characteristics of the scar – some scars require one procedure to be removed, while others may require more than five sessions, so the exact number of procedures is determined by the doctor. It is recommended to perform the procedure in autumn or winter, when there is no active sun.
How long is the procedure?
Scar removal can last from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the area, depth and nature of the scar.