Scars & Stretch Marks
Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing has been called the anti-aging advancement of the 21st Century. Fractional laser treatment has bridged the gap between the ablative and non-ablative laser techniques. It works by targeting both the epidermis and dermis, delivering a laser beam that is divided into thousands of tiny but deep columns of treatment into the skin. This highly effective procedure is commonly used to treat facial lines and wrinkles (rhytides), sun damage, skin pigmentation associated with photoaging, surgical and acne scarring as well as stretch marks.
Laser Toning is a gentle non-invasive procedure employed to improve the appearance of the skin in both the short run and the long term. The procedure results in instant rejuvenation as it plumps, smoothes and clarifies your face, neck, hands and décolleté. At the same time, it promotes sub-dermal collagen production so that skin texture, color and tone continue to improve even after your appointment at the clinic. Regular laser toning can diminish surface flaws like wrinkles and brown spots, or imperfections caused by conditions like acne, rosacea and sun damage.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Popularly known as the “Vampire” or “Dracula” therapy, PRP achieves regeneration or anti-aging by biological stimulation of resident stem cells by growth factors. Application is done via injection of the persons own enriched autologous plasma (with high platelets concentration) to the areas of interest. These platelets release growth factors that assist the human body to repair itself by stimulating cells to regenerate new tissue. As a result, total rejuvenation of photo- and chronological facial aging, including reduction of skin pigmentation and wrinkling as well as an improvement of skin texture and tone can be expected.
Keloids are scars that grow in excess of the original lesions, they can sometimes be painful or just simply physically non-appealing. Intralesional steroid injection involves a corticosteroid, such as triamcinolone acetonide or betamethasone suspension, which is injected directly into a lesion on or immediately below the skin. This form of treatment has remained the main stay in the treatment of keloid scars, with the aim to achieve flushed even surface with adjacent areas. Usually the injection site is pre-prep with numbing cream and injection solution added with local anaesthesia to make the entire procedure more comfortable and pain free.