What are scars?
A scar forms when the skin recovers from damage from an accident, skin disease or an operation. The more damage to the skin, the longer it takes to heal and the greater the risk that the scar will cause physical or cosmetic problems.
With atrophic scars there is a very thin layer of scar tissue. The skin under the scar has decreased. The scar is often very thin and shrunken. Atrophic scars usually form after skin has been damaged or after infections such as chicken pox or acne. Scars as a result of acne are often deep pits in the skin, which can be especially bothersome if they are on the cheeks. Even though they do improve over the course of time, they never totally disappear. The Beauty Centre can successfully treat atrophic scars with Microdermabrasion, TCA chemical peels and Medical Skin needling using the Dermapen.
Hypertrophic or thickened scars form mainly on the skin of young people, especially after burns, and on the people with darker skin. This type of scar is usually red, thick and can also cause itching or in some cases, pain.
Scars from acne (residual acne)
In cases of serious acne with chronic inflammation, the skin can be significantly damaged. The acne then heals, leaving scar tissue. The Beauty Centre can successfully treat these scars with Microdermabrasion, TCA chemical peels and Medical Skin needling using the Dermapen. We also offer a complete range of advance skincare for home use to enhance and maintain healthy, blemish free skin.