Scar Revision and Post Surgical Scars

Scar Revision and Post Surgical Scars

Surgery, old wounds, and even blemishes can scar the skin permanently. Using the LightPod Neo technology, which is safe for all skin types as well as painless, scars are reduced and smoothed.

Scarring may result after some injury to the dermis, a dense yet sensitive inner layer of the skin. Collagen is produced when the dermis is affected by an injury. These new collagen fibers help heal the wound, but when the wound is healed, a scar forms. Scar tissue will look and feel different. It may be flat and lightly colored. Too much or too little collagen will affect the look of the scar. Too much collagen produces raised scars called hypertrophic and keloid scars that are more common on darker, younger skin. Scarred skin is less able to resist ultraviolet radiation while hair follicles will not grow back on scar tissue.

There are many ways to treat scars like topical creams, radiation therapy, and steroid injections. Microdermabrasion (which removes damaged skin) and laser resurfacing significantly minimize the appearance of scars.