Scar Treatment

Scar treatment in Milton Keynes

Scars are a common and often undermanaged concern. They are often considered trivial, yet they can be distressing and embarrassing to the individual. People with visible scars often feel self-conscious and anxious in social situations, so treatment is certainly worth considering.
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What causes scars?

Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process that occurs when the skin repairs wounds caused by injury, surgery or disease. The time skin takes to heal will vary depending on the degree of damage, the type of scar, the age of the person, general health etc., and the longer it takes to heal the greater the chance of a noticeable scar. During scar formation the body produces collagen fibres to close the wound and the affected area of the skin will appear red and thick. When this process is prolonged or disrupted, (e.g. infection) abnormal scar formation occurs.

There are several different types of scar and the choice of treatment depends on the type of scar you have. Halo Aesthetics offers a range of treatments to suit several types of scarring. 
Hypertrophic scars

Hypertrophic scars

Hypertrophic scars are usually red, thick and elevated and can be itchy or painful. They are caused by injury, surgery or burns and usually develop within a few weeks of the wound being formed. These scars may improve naturally over time but this process can take years. We regularly treat clients with Caesarian Section scars, surgical scars (including cosmetic surgery), breast augmentation/reduction, trauma wounds and burns. The treatment for hypertrophic scarring is INNOpen medical needling combined with topical scar reduction gels (Kelocote).
Keloid scars

Keloid scars

Keloid scars are thick, rounded, irregular clusters of scar tissue that extend beyond the original wound. Keloids may occur at any age, but tend to develop more readily in younger individuals and in darker-skinned people. They often appear red or darker in colour when compared with the surrounding skin. Keloids may not develop for many months after injury, and can worsen during pregnancy. We would treat keloid scars with a simple topical gel called Kelocote which protects the scar and allows it to heal which in turn causes it to shrink.
Stretch marks

Stretch marks

Stretch marks develop when the skin is stretched (e.g. during pregnancy) and the middle layer of skin (dermis) breaks in places allowing the deeper layers to show through. Most stretch marks are not particularly noticeable and fade over time but if you have stretch marks which are unsightly or affect a large area of your body there are treatments available which can improve their appearance. We recommend a course of INNOpen medical needling on the affected area combined with a twice daily topical application of a unique product called Kelo-stretch™ which features a unique dual formula to address the main causes of stretch mark formation, including weakened collagen and elasticity issues by stimulating collagen production and restoring tissue firmness and skin elasticity.
Acne scarring

Acne scarring

Acne scars occur when the skin becomes damaged by widespread inflammation and is made worse by bursting spots. There are several different types of acne scars and treatment will depend on the type and severity of scarring. Treatment options include OBAGI CLENZIderm, The Perfect Peel and/or INNOpen. Combining treatments is often recommended to achieve the desired outcome.

If you have any type of scarring and would like to speak to our aesthetic nurse about treatment options please book a free consultation with our Halo Aesthetics by calling 0845 261 3703.
"Nikki is a lovely person and very good at her job, she made feel very relaxed and safe throughout, her new clinic is light, spacious, clean and comfortable. She is an expert in her profession and I feel very confident in her abilities, she did a great job, I love the results and it was much more pleasant and painless than previous experiences I had with someone else so I was happily surprised. I would recommend Nikki to all my friends and family. Thank you Nikki."

-Katie Ryan
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For helpful advice and support with scar treatment, call our team in Milton Keynes on: 
0845 261 3703
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