Scars

scar removal

A scar is a mark that is left on the skin after a wound or an injury to the surface of the skin has healed. When the skin is wounded and there is a break in the body’s tissues, the body produces more of a protein called collagen, as part of the healing process. Collagen builds up where the tissue has been damaged, helping to heal and strengthen the wound.  Scars usually fade over time but never go away completely. If the way a scar looks bothers you, various treatments might minimize it.

 

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  • Laser scar removal

CO2 Laser can reduce the redness in a scar by targeting the blood vessels in the excess scar tissue. For some pitted scars, laser re-surfacing  is used to try to make the scar flatter. This involves using a laser to remove the top layers of skin, which stimulates collagen production in the deeper layers.

 

  • Melasma/ Pigmentation

Melasma also called ‘chloasma’ and ‘pregnancy mask’, is a common skin condition of adults in which light to dark brown or greyish patches of pigmentation develop mainly on facial skin, usually seen in women although possible in men. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin of women 20-50 years of age.

 

  • Skin Pigmentation means coloring

Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Your skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin. Special cells in the skin make melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin. Others affect your entire body.

 

  • Laser treatment

All lasers are either ablative and non-ablative. CO2 Fraxel technology  Laser is ablative type. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of your skin, and treatments typically require some recovery time while skin heals.

 

  • Cosmelan

Cosmelan is a face peeling  commonly used in melasma treatment and facial pigmentation. Cosmelan peels are meant to inhibit tyrosinase, an enzyme active melanin formation process. Cosmelan protocol  involves two in-clinic masks, one for the full face and then another "touch up" to address areas that still have pigmentation approximately 1 month after the first mask. In addition, there is a Cosmelan 2 follow up product that is to be used at home

 

  • Chemical peels

Chemical peels are a well-known modality of treatment for melisma and skin pigmentation. Chemical peeling is the application of a chemical agent to the skin, which causes the controlled destruction of a part or of the entire epidermis, with or without the dermis, leading to exfoliation and removal of superficial lesions, followed by the regeneration of new epidermal and dermal tissues. We use AHA peels, TCA Peels and as well Phenol  chemical peels to give our patients best results.

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