Scarring can occur when your skin recovers, for example after an accident, surgery or a skin disease. Subcutaneous scars, 'stretch marks', are caused by rapid growth or weight gain. The more the skin is damaged, the longer the healing process lasts and the greater the chance that a scar will develop. At Huid & Laserkliniek Delft we can significantly reduce the appearance of many different types of scars with the help of laser therapy.
Scars largely consist of white connective tissue (collagen). The red colour in a scar can sometimes be quite unsightly.
Below is a list of scars that are treatable at our clinic:
• Scarring in the skin (atrophic)
• Scarring on top of the skin (hypertrophic)
• Redness and pigment discoloration
• Automutilation (cutting) scars
• Operation scars
• Acne scars
We can treat normal scars, sunken scars and stretch marks with the fractional ResurFx laser.
With thickened scar tissue, the laser can significantly reduce the appearance of the scar. However, silicone plasters are also an option as opposed to laser therapy.
Keloid scars are a special kind of hypertrophic scars because they grow beyond the limits of the injury. A keloid scar can turn bright red or purple and develop spontaneously after any form of skin damage. Keloid scars can usually only be treated with corticosteroid injections by a dermatologist.
Acne scars can be treated with the laser but also with special peeling treatments.
In addition to laser therapy, camouflaging scars with medical camouflage from Lira or Dermacolor is certainly a non-permanent alternative to laser therapy.