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There are many modalities that can improve both the appearance and function of scars including surgical revision, lasers, injectable fillers, intense pulsed light, topical treatments, medication injections, microneedling and collagen induction therapy.
At Total Aesthetics we are pleased to offer a comprehensive array of the latest scar treatments designed to make a scar as inconspicuous as possible, either at home or within the comfort and safety of our office.
We’re especially pleased to offer treatment of scars (including notoriously difficult to treat acne scars) and stretch marks with advanced collagen induction therapy utilizing the ProFractional™ laser from Sciton®, with or without the addition of platelet rich plasma (PRP).
While treatment is always individualized, we believe that our surgical technique utilizing meticulous, multi-layered closures, sometimes incorporating self-retaining sutures, combined with postoperative use of the Silagen Scar Refinement System or Embrace® from Neodyne Biosciences, collagen induction therapy and other modalities where indicated, offers our patients state-of-the-art scar management.
Scar revision refers to a group of procedures designed to improve the appearance of a scar.
Generally, the existing scar is removed and replaced with a new scar designed to be smoother and less noticeable. It’s important to note that scars are permanent and unpredictable and there are many variables, including how your body heals, that can affect the severity of scarring. Because of this, the results of scar revision can never be predicted with certainty or guaranteed.
Dr. Joseph O’Connell, Total Aesthetics in Westport, CT
Embrace is a breakthrough scar management technology that delivers mechano-modulation therapy to the injury site and surrounding tissues. The product’s unique mechanism of action shields the wound from mechanical stress to helps prevent collagen proliferation and minimize scar formation. Embrace utilizes a single-use, adhesive silicone sheet to create an external stress shield on the wound.
Collagen Induction Therapy involves creation of a microinjury within a scar in order to improve its appearance by stimulating the growth of new collagen. The microinjury is most commonly created with a laser or microneedling device and recently radiofrequency energy and platelet enriched plasma (PRP) have been utilized for enhanced results. Collagen Induction Therapy can also improve the appearance of damaged, aged skin. At Total Aesthetics Sciton’s Profractional laser, Morpheus 8, CollagenPen as well as PRP, are used to improve the appearance of scars, including acne scars, and also for aesthetic skin rejuvenation.
In some cases, scars can grow abnormally and create an unsightly raised scar known as a keloid or hypertrophic scar. These types of scars are often first treated with medications but in some cases surgical removal results in an improved aesthetic result.
Yes. While today’s technology can minimize the appearance of scars, we do not have the ability to actually eliminate scarring.
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