Scars

Scars result from the body’s natural healing process of repairing wounds in the skin tissue, whether due to disease, injury/trauma, skin conditions (such as acne) or surgery. Damage to just the epidermis (delicate top layer of skin) may not result in scarring, however damage to the dermis (thick deeper layer of skin) or further down usually means the skin will heal with scarring. When the dermis is damaged, collagen fibres begin the repair process resulting in scar tissue formation. Scars initially appear as firm red to purple tissue (within the first two weeks), and over time usually become flatter and lighter in colour (from 6-12 months) finally maturing to a light or dark colour.

Main types and degrees of scarring include:

  • Indented Scars – Mainly seen on the facial area, this is the most common type of scar and usually associated with acne and in some cases surgery. Indented scars have a sunken or pitted appearance, and occur when the supporting structure within the skin has been lost or not enough scar tissue has formed, and thus does not match with the surrounding skin. For Acne Scarring and its various types, please click here.
  • Raised Scars – While most scars are flat and pale, when the body overproduces collagen some wounds can heal abnormally leading to prominent raised scarring due to excessive scar tissue formation. People who are young or have dark complexions are more susceptible to this. There are two main types:
    1. Keloid Scars – Often larger than the original wound area, keloids scars are unpleasant, unsightly, thick and itchy red bumps that continue to grow over time.
    2. Hypertrophic Scars – Raised but to a smaller degree than keloids, hypertrophic scars result from the stretching of the wound edges during the healing process, and as such mainly occur on areas of the skin where it is under constant stretch, tension and movement, such as the joints (elbows, knees) and back. It can also result in situations where the skin is stretched rapidly, such as during growth spurts or pregnancy.

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Renajo Skin Clinic follows a unique Three Step holistic approach:

  • Step 1 – We invest significant time in your initial skin consultation to listen and fully understand your skin concerns, identify the contributing factors, your needs and goals.
  • Step 2 – Next is an in-depth diagnostic assessment of your skin at the deeper levels which will reveal its true condition and health, and expose any hidden issues before they come to the surface.
  • Step 3 – We present you with honest feedback, a range of appropriate treatment options, prescriptive skincare specific to your skin’s needs, and explain the results you can expect. We also guide you on improving and maintaining your results through diet and nutrition.

On their own, all of our treatments deliver effective results. When combined in a complementary multi-treatment program (Super-Charged Combination Therapy), they work at different levels within your skin to deliver visibly superior, more effective, targeted and longer-lasting results.

All treatments are performed by a fully-qualified and paramedically-trained skin clinician who will customise a treatment plan to suit your needs. See Testimonials for what others have to say about Renajo.

To transform your skin, contact us today on (03) 9801 4248.

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