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Acne Scarring

Scars are formed when the deep thick layer of skin is damaged. This can be caused by acne or damage to the skin and is the result of the natural healing process of the skin. The formation of scars occurs due to excess production of collagen, prolonged inflammation and excessive proliferation of fibroblasts.

Scar tissue which replaces the original skin tissue is inferior in quality and not resistant to ultraviolet rays. Hair follicles and sweat glands do not grow back within scar tissue.
 
The main types of scarring are atrophic scars, hypertrophic scars and stretch marks.
Atrophic scarring is associated with acne, chickenpox, certain diseases, surgery and accidents. An atrophic scar takes the form of a sunken recess in the skin, which has a pitted like appearance. These are caused when underlying structures supporting the skin, such as fat or muscle, are lost. Hypertrophic scars are due to the over production of collagen that causes the scar to become a raised lump on the surface of the skin. Stretch marks are also a form of scarring which occur during events such as pregnancy and excess weight gain when the skin is subjected to stretching.

Scars disfigure the body by leaving seemingly permanent marks on the skin making it unattractive. They can lower the quality of life of the suffering person by causing low self esteem and depression. These scars can have a devastating effect on the sufferer and many, especially teenagers, contemplate suicide since appearance is important during the teen age.

Thanks to today’s scientific research, Skinmed are able to help you treat almost all types of scarring whether it is a self treatment or clinical treatment option.

For those looking for a non surgical treatment to help reduce scarring try our Terproline range which is available directly from Skinmed or from your local Skinmed clinic.

Why Terproline?

-Terproline will reduce unattractive scars and reduce the risk of hypertrophic scarring.
-Terproline will flatten any existing scars to help blend them into surround skin.
-Terproline will elasticize your scars to make them smoother and less visible.
-Terproline is medically proven to increase the elastic properties of the skin.

To prevent further scarring from active acne it is important to use our Aknicare range alongside Terproline especially the Aknicare cream which actively helps to re-hydrate the skin and reduce scarring.

We suggest Clinical treatments for Box and ice pick scars because scars with deep indentations are effectively empty space and it is very difficult to remodel empty space.  So we need to fill them with new tissue, and then stimulate skin regeneration processes to work to remodel this new rapidly produced scar tissue with more normal skin tissue which will have greater elasticity and structure.

Using SkinMeds Enerpeel TCA cross technique, it is possible to pipette the solution into the scar and allow the acid to cause frosting and then scabbing. Once the skin had healed and the scab gone, techniques such as using the Derma FNS pen can then initiate the replacement of scar tissue with new skin.

There are lots of treatments and solutions available to you.  Contact SkinMed to hear more about the ranges we offer for scarring and if you wish we can arrange a free skin consultation at one of our registered clinics near you.

 

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