scars & stretch mark
Unsightly scars and stretch marks, or striae, have presented problems for men and women for centuries. Many people generally consider scars and stretch marks unsightly, disfiguring and unacceptable.
Unlike surgery, laser scar and stretch mark treatment uses short pulses of micro-fine laser light to reach deeply into the skin’s sub-layers, treating the support structure. Then the body’s natural healing process sweeps away older, damaged tissue and rebuilds it with fresh, new collagen and elastin—the crucial building blocks of normal-looking skin. It’s a fast and simple procedure that’s easy to tolerate and requires little-to-no downtime.
A scar is formed when skin heals after an injury. Many factors determine whether an injury will result in a scar, including one’s age, gender and ethnicity, coupled with the severity and location of the trauma.
There are different types and degrees of scarring that can be treated :
- Dark Scars and Light Scars – Scarring is a normal response from the skin when healing an injury with enough depth to extend into the dermis. Some time dermatologist call this color of scar as PIH (Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation)
- Raised Scars – Some wounds heal abnormally and produce scar tissue that can make scarring more prominent. This excessive scar tissue is put into two categories:
1. Keloid Scars that tend to grow outside the border of the initial injury, and can become large, painful or itchy.
2. Hypertrophic Scars are raised but not to the same degree as keloid scars, they commonly occur on bendable areas of the skin (back, knees and elbows) and result from the stretching of wound edges while healing.
- Indented Scars – Indented scars are the most common scar type after acne healed. This is caused when not enough scar tissue has formed and therefore does not match up with the surrounding skin.
Tretch Mark or Striae
Striae, also known as Stretch marks occur when the skin is pulled by rapid growth or stretching. Although our skin is fairly resilient, when it’s overstretched, the normal production of collagen is disrupted. As a result, stretch marks can form. A number of causes promote the formation and appearance of stretch marks, with the main causes are Rapid weight gain or loss / Rapid body growth during puberty and Pregnancy.
Nirunda Clinic use a variety of treatments to improve the appearance of scars and striae, including injectable corticosteroids, surgical subcision, injectable filler, Fractional RF (E-Matrix), and Fractional Laser (Pearl) , Fractional LED (Lux 1540), Dual Yellow laser and SRA . They will discuss which option is best and PRP for you.
Lasers can be very effective in improving the appearance of scars. Dual Yellow laser and SRA can reduce the redness in new scars, acne scars, and hypertrophic scars. E-matrix, Pearl and Lux 1540 can diminish or fade hypertrophic scars, acne scars, and striae (stretch marks).