Scars form when the top layer of your skin suffers damage. The body produces new collagen fibres to fix the damaged area, forming a scar. Scar tissue has a different texture and cell composition than the skin surrounding it — this can make it stand out.
If the wound is severe, and takes a long time to heal, the scar tissue will be more prominent. If it heals quickly, within two weeks, a smaller scar forms which is less obvious in appearance.
If you've had an operation, suffered an injury which took a while to heal, or suffered from acne breakouts, you may have scar tissues. Almost every person has a scar, somewhere, on their body. But sometimes, scars (especially acne scarring) can cause low self-esteem.
Scars fade with time, but if you're dissatisfied with the appearance of scars on your face or body, there are a range of treatments which can help you.
At Victorian Dermal Group, we have invested time and energy into researching results-driven techniques and medical-grade technology to reduce and remove scar tissue.
Our treatments range from Cosmelan and Dermamelan facial peels for acne scarring, to Dual Fraxel laser therapies. When you visit us for your initial consultation, we'll assess your skin and devise a treatment plan which will yield the best results for your unique needs.
After it has formed, and the wound has healed, scars can fade over time. If your scarring is severe, as most post-operative scarring is, you'll need to remodel and manage your scarring to ensure mobility is restored to the tissue. You can begin the process by gently massaging the scar tissue, or seeking a practitioner to assist you. Then, once the scar tissue has increased mobility, you can seek cosmetic treatment.
You can expect mild discomfort during the treatment session, but we take every precaution to minimise unpleasant sensations. We can apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area prior to commencing. And, if you're very concerned about your pain tolerance, we can test a patch of your skin first.
We won't know the answer to this question until you come in for your consultation. However, it usually takes a minimum of two-to-three sessions to remove the appearance of facial scar tissue completely.
Our clients sometimes experience short-term side effects post-treatment. These can include:
We understand some scars can make you feel self-conscious, especially if they're in obvious places on your body, like your face. We can reduce and remove the appearance of your scars, thanks to our years of research and practice in the field of cosmetic treatments.
Our dermal clinicians are all accredited, and highly trained. We are results-driven, and put you and your experience at the forefront of any treatment. We'll work with you to decide how best to treat your scar tissues.
See how our solutions have helped treat scar tissues for our clients.
Went here after doing some research on places in Melbourne that treat acne scarring. It's quite a sensitive issue for me, and I am always quite embarrassed of my skin. I walked into VDG and felt calm and relaxed. They talked me through a couple of options which suited my skin, my schedule, and my budget. They are extremely professional, and it's easy to build a rapport with everyone who works there.
I love the team at Vic Dermal Group. They have helped me with some acne scarring, and improved my overall skin condition. They are absolute pleasures to deal with, and are not only interested in the outcome of their treatments, but also their customers' overall experience and happiness.
If it wasn't for my first trip to Victorian Dermal Group, my skin wouldn't have changed, and I'd be stuck with poor skin still! I was referred to a dermatologist, who then put me onto Accutane (it isn't as bad as it's reputation!). VDG gives me hydrating treatments that help with the Accutane course, too.
VDG know skin! They've kept my skin tamed and clear while travelling constantly. I couldn't thank them enough for helping out with my acne and acne scarring. Unbelievable results, can't thank them enough! Goran and Derya are the best in the business, that's for sure.
Looking to treat scarring and heal your skin? We can help you with treatments to regain confidence and live with aplomb.
There is no better time to get a Dermamelan/Cosmelan skin peel than now. Book a consultation with our friendly team at the Victorian Dermal Group.