If you suffer with scars from old injuries, or perhaps even acne from puberty, laser resurfacing can help to break down the scar tissue and reduce the scar’s appearance. Laser resurfacing is also adopted to rejuvenate the skin, as it reveals a fresh layer of skin.
The SCAAR FX is the most intense setting on the Ultrapulse device. The laser pulse goes deep into the dermis to break down scar tissue and promote collagen production, helping the body to reform and repair the skin. This setting is mainly used for scarring and acne scarring.Book consultation
Before and after SCAAR FX treatment
The device creates a “”controlled wound”” in order to trigger the body’s natural healing processes. In order for scar tissue to break down, an ablative laser is used, so that collagen production is encouraged and the scar loses some of its integrity.
This treatment has been proven to reduce the texture and tone of the deepest lesions and scars atrophic, tethered and rolling scars.
SCAAR FX has been lauded as the best solution to atrophic scars (pitted scars like those from acne), tethered scars (scars that are attached to an underlying structure), and rolling scars (those with rounded or sloping edges) and as Dr Tapan Patel, an internationally renowned cosmetic dermatologist (and director of PHI Clinic), takes a special interest in treating scars, you know you are in safe hands with this treatment.
Conditions treated with SCAAR FX
Acne scars treatments are regarded as cosmetic in Britain, and are largely unavailable on the NHS. It is estimated that 80% of people aged 11-30 will be affected by acne, mainly coming into fruition during puberty and pregnancy due to changes in hormones. When the acne has subsided, sometimes the scars from spots or picking can remain, leaving crater-like dimples or lumps and b...Read on Book consultation
Almost each and every one of us has a mole or mark on the skin that we would rather not have, be it an unsightly birthmark, mole or skin-tag.
Commonly it is much more of an issue for us than anyone we may interact with, and is often benign with no concerns of becoming cancerous, but none-the-less, self-consciousness and vanity would lead us to be without it if we had the chance.
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Sagging neck skin can be a cause of concern for many people, increasing self-consciousness and reducing confidence. As a natural part of the ageing process, loose skin on the neck can be worsened by factors like genetics, weight change, UV exposure, and gravity, which can all affect the severity of a sagging neck.
To find out the best treatment for you, book a no obligat...Read on Book consultation
Saggy skin can occur anywhere on the body, and is a source of contention for many people who suffer from it. Skin sags naturally over time due to muscles that support skin weakening as we age. This is known as an intrinsic (or natural) cause, as collagen and elastin production in the skin reduce, as well as this, genetics can play a role, as you may be predisposed to carry fat ...Read on Book consultation
Injuries, surgery, burns, and scalds can cause scars on anywhere on your body, which can understandably affect self-confidence, as scar tissue can be unsightly.
Where tissue has been damaged, the body produces collagen over the course of around 3 months to help mend the area, which causes the wound to become raised and red as part of the healing process. After this time, it starts to bre...Read on Book consultation
Skin tags are small, usually flesh-coloured, growths that start as a flattened bumps, then grow to hang from surrounding skin on a small stalk, called a peduncle. Skin tags are made of loose collagen fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin, so they tend to bleed when they get cut or caught on jewellery or clothes. They mostly occur in areas where skin folds or creases, like...Read on Book consultation
Stretch marks start off red in colour, and are lines which distribute over the skin’s surface. Over time, they mature and turn to a silvery shade. It is best to treat them when they are relatively new, in order to effectively reduce them.
Many different body shapes and sizes have these marks, it is not purely down to weight gain/loss.
They can develop at key stages of growth, fo...Read on Book consultation
Frequently Asked Questions
Due to the severity of the treatment, it is usually a one-off treatment. It may be that additional session are needed, but this will be discussed fully with your doctor.
Dr Tapan Patel team are highly experienced in treating scars, acne scars and patients of colour. Skin types 1-6 can be treated at PHI.
This treatment will be performed by Dr Tapan’s team.
The most common area is the face and chest, though other areas can be treated.
Due to its ablative nature, downtime is longer than most non-surgical treatments. Patients will be red, their skin may flake and this may take a good week or so to subside. While the treatment does not prevent people from carrying out their usual activities, most patients prefer to rest at home until the skin is fully repaired. This also depends on area treated.