The appropriate method of scar reduction treatment depends upon how it was caused in the first instance. Once a member of our team assesses your particular scar and circumstances, we will be able to help treat you accordingly with view to achieving the best possible results.
It is usually not possible to completely remove a surgical, traumatic or post-inflammatory scar. However, it may be possible to considerably reduce the appearance of the scar and the surrounding area. This may be a complex process or may be very simple depending upon the age of the scar, its position shape and size, as well as the cause of the scar.
At the first consultation you will be advised as to the recommended method of scar reduction treatment and the chances of getting a good result. You may be advised not to undergo scar reduction treatment, as not all scars can be reduced and improved.
We can use a number of different approaches to reduce or correct a scar and the appropriate method depends on the nature of the scar and where it is positioned. Also the expectations of the patient in terms of the end result must also be taken into account.
Scar reduction treatment could include the use of a fractional laser to resurface the overlying skin. Steroid injections can be used to treat keloid scarring. Sometimes, complete excision of the initial scar to produce a more aesthetic and less noticeable scar is the best option.
It is important that patients realise that is usually impossible to completely eradicate a scar, but their appearance can be greatly improved.
How does it work?
The method of scar reduction treatment will depend upon the scar and how it was caused in the first instance such as surgical scars or cut, burns from hot water or acne of chicken pox scars. This may involve the use of an ablative fractional carbon dioxide laser to achieve some resurfacing or may require some steroid injections to reduce keloid scarring or may even include complete excision and revision of the scar.
How long does the treatment take?
The time of scar treatment, and the number of scar treatment sessions required, will depend upon the scar and upon the needs of the patient as well as the outcome they are looking to achieve.
How many treatments are necessary to correct a scar?
This is completely dependent on the scar and the result the patient is hoping for. Some scar treatments are limited to how much better you can make the scar; some patients will want to be as near perfect as possible and others will be happy with a good improvement.
Does scar reduction treatment hurt?
Scar reduction treatment usually does not hurt unless the scar is very complex to treat.
How much does scar reduction treatment cost?
This depends on the nature of the scar and the treatment required – you will be advised of cost at your initial consultation.
At Wimpole Aesthetics, we provide a wide variety of medical treatments and non-surgical rejuvenating procedures in the field of anti-ageing and aesthetic medicine. Our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz stays abreast of the latest developments in this field, but always ensures that any treatment we offer can deliver safe and effective results.
We love to hear our patients tell us that we have the feel of a local clinic right in the heart of London’s medical district.
YOUR STEP BY STEP PROCESS
1. GET IN TOUCH
If you’ve been considering an aesthetic treatment to rejuvenate your skin or reshape your body, then the first step is to get in touch with the clinic to arrange a consultation with our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz or one of his team, depending on your requirements.
2. AT THE CLINIC
The consultation is an essential part of the patient journey as it gives us the opportunity to discuss your objectives and the outcome you’re hoping to achieve. We will talk you through the procedure or treatment plan, clearly explain any possible risks and the results you can expect, as well as answer all of your questions.
3. YOUR TREATMENT
Procedures at Wimpole Aesthetics are carried out under the direction of our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz and his team. We aim to deliver practical, safe and effective medical aesthetic alternatives to cosmetic surgery whilst always respecting a patient’s privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
4. POST TREATMENT
Our care and support continues after you leave the clinic. You are provided with comprehensive aftercare advice appropriate to the treatment you have received and we welcome patients getting in touch if they have any questions regarding their experience and results.