Scar & Stretch Mark Removal
Often Scars are left on our skin due to young age acne, accidents or infections like chicken pox. These scars can be reduced by treatment with a dermatologist.
The dominant way of treatment involves a procedure called microneedling (micro-needling). In microneedling, a device like Derma Roller or Derma Pen is used which consists of multiple ‘micro needles’ which when used on the skin causes controlled wounding of the skin which in turn helps production of more collagen. Collagen is a protein in the skin which is responsible for tightness of the skin. This collagen formation helps in healing of the scars.
For very deep scars, often dermal fillers are used by dermatologists to bring about an aesthetic improvement.
Microneedling procedure is a medical procedure which involves the use of a dermaroller (derma-roller) or dermapen (derma-pen) device by a qualified and trained dermatologist on affected areas in a sterile environment. This is followed by post procedure treatment with antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications.
Dermal Fillers basically consist of Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is the most important substance in maintaining collagen and elasticity of skin and hydration. After a thorough consultation, the qualified doctors @ INURSKN decide on the exact quantity and location where fillers are needed. Numbing cream is applied on the treatment area followed by the procedure of injecting the filler. The fillers themselves have an inbuilt anesthetic agent which further numbs the area. The procedure is safe with no down-time. Sometimes localized pain or swelling or bruising may be associated with the injection. However all of these can be treated and disappear in few days’ time.
It is important to understand that this is a medical procedure and results will vary between individuals. The typical results can range from reduction in scars to complete disappearance of the scars, based on the size of the scar and the natural healing process of the skin.
Frequency of Treatment:
The doctor decides the frequency of the treatment based on extent and intensity of scarring.
INURSKN clinic located at Powai, Mumbai is the ideal choice for such procedures and treatments because of its excellent infrastructure and experienced doctors.
Well stretch marks are caused either by abnormal expansion or contraction of skin. These can be affected by some topical creams to a certain degree but beyond which they require a controlled damage of the skin and re-healing of the skin. Hence dermarollers or micro needling is the best way to treat scars without resorting to any type of drastic surgery.
Depending on the type of scar I would recommend between 4 and 6 sessions. However it is to be noted that the same can have variable effect based on the person's physiology and therefore their skin's healing ability.
Laser stretch mark removal also works in a similar manner as microneedling but in this case a laser is used to carry out controlled damage of the affected area of the skin.
The typical process requires that the target area be numbed out using numbing cream, followed by a controlled damage of the said area with a process like micro needling or dermaroller or laser.
Interesting question. There are some people who have a keloidal tendency and such patients are not the best candidates for scar removal as they may have a worse scar after treatment. Raised scars are generally not treated easily and should be avoided for treatment.
Often Scars are left