Scar Removal

Scar Removal

Scars may occur from a variety of circumstances including accidents, skin conditions like acne, surgical scarring, or as the result of certain diseases.

When recovering from an injury or skin condition, your skin cells work to make collagen in order to repair the wound at a quicker rate than your body’s natural collagen production. This results in a scar, which is an area of skin that is typically thicker and not as flexible as the rest of your skin.

The appearance of scars varies depending on what they were caused by and how your body heals as a result. Scars may be flat, keloid, raised or depressed. They vary in size, shape, and color. A scar can be a painful reminder of previous scenarios that we would rather not think about. They can also cause emotional discomfort if you are unhappy with their appearance.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Scarring is highly variable and can present in many ways
  • Some scars are depressed, some are raised and itchy
  • Some scars turn brown, whilet others turn purple or red
  • Genetics, scar location, and ethic background all play a role in scar formation
  • The type of treatment is dependent on the type and location of the scar
  • Facial scars caused by surgery, car accidents/ trauma, or acne can be significantly improved
  • Surgical scars can be reduced or prevented by early treatment
  • Pressure tapes or silicone sheets after surgery can reduce scaring
  • Scars on the face respond much better to treatment than scars on the limbs
  • Self harm scars are very hard to treat- only mild improvement can be seen with this form of scarring

Unfortunately, self harm scars are very difficult to treat- this is due to several factors, including the site (forearm scars = scarring on limbs, a difficult site to treat), the colour of the scar (these are often white, so pigment can not be placed back into the scar line), and thirdly the areas are often wide spread (hence laser resurfacing has to be conservative or skin will not heal).

Additionally scars that are white can not be treated, as laser can not replace loss pigment. The surrounding skin can be treated to make the scar less obvious, but the colour of the scar will remain white indefinitely. Recent medical articles suggest that cosmetic tattooing gives the best results for these type of scars.


Scarring is a natural process of skin healing, however in some people excessive healing occurs- this lead to keloid or hypertrophic scars. In others, a lack of collagen occurs, and this leads to atrophic or depressed scars.

Genetics, age, ethnicity, wound site, and the type of wounding all play a role in the type of scarring that occurs.

Treatment will depend on the type and location of your scar.

  • Laser treatments is one of the most frequently performed procedure for scars. Lasers can treat atrophic or depressed scars, raised scars, acne scarring, and red scars. Erbium lasers, or fully ablative lasers for raised facial scars are great choices.
  • Anti-inflammatory injections are useful for raised or keloid scars. Most patients will need between 2-5 injections to flatten the scar. Injections can also relieve the itch and pain associated with keloid scarring.
  • Silicone dressings with either a sheet or gel can help with early surgical scars. Additionally maintaining a constant pressure on early scars with bandages, and tape can help prevent scars.
  • RF or RadioFrequency can be used for the treatment and prevention of early scars such as acne scarring in patients on Accutane. Treatments such as the EndyMed Intensif work very well

The type of scar and location will dictate the best procedure for your scars. In most cases of facial scarring, laser resurfacing is the best treatment, especially for surgical or traumatic scars. (The exception is if scars are keloid or hypertrophic)

Hypertrophic or keloid scars are best treated with intralesional steroid injections.

Red scars from surgery, acne or trauma can be improved with BBL broadband light or lasers that target red pigments.


Raised scars can be either hypertrophic (within the scar line) or keloid (extending beyond the scar margins). This type of scarring can be treated with laser (if scars are early or red), however injections with anti-inflammatory steroid solutions form the mainstay of treatment. Injections can reduce symptoms of keloid scars such as pain and itching. Most patients will need a series of injections every 5-6 weeks to flatten the scar. Keloid scars can never be totally removed, flattening of the scar is the aim of treatment. We do not offer treatment for keloid scars at this time.

The aim of treatment in this case is to raise the depressed tissue. This can be achieved by several methods including-

  1. Laser resurfacing via fractional lasers. This process stimulates your body’s cells to produce collagen. This in turn raises the scar over several months. Ideally this treatment is used for rolling and atrophic acne scars. Fractional lasers or energy RF Microneedling with Intensif can give permanent results.
  2. Fillers

Atrophic scars are indented scars that are depressed and lie lower than the surrounding skin. These scars are usually due to chicken pox, acne, or skin grafts. Treatment for atrophic scars include fillers.

Keloid scars are lumpy, often itchy scars that lie above the surface of the skin. Treatments include laser (for early scars or keloid prevention), or steroid injections. (we do not offer this treatment) The aim of treatment is to flatten these scars.


Planning is the key. If you scar easily, early treatment of your surgical scar (examples include planned skin cancer surgery and c-sections) will give the best outcomes. Scarring can be reduced by

  • Following instructions given by your Specialist
  • This includes pressure dressings, taping and silicone sheets
  • Special scar treatment gels or creams available in the clinic
  • Early laser to the scars

The type of acne scar and your skin colour will determine what is the ideal treatment. Optimal outcomes are achieved by matching a treatment to the type of scar

Treatments for acne scars include the following-


  • Fractional laser. Fraxel 1550 laser is great for rolling and atrophic acne scars.
  • BBL – can be a good treatment for red acne scars.
  • RF or Intensif. This treatment uses radiofrequency to treat and prevent scars. Best used in early acne scars
  • TCA CROSS- an excellent method of treating deep ice pick scars.
  • Fillers- this is a good technique for scar revision as results are instant, and downtime minimal. Fillers are great for rolling and atrophic scars. New fillers last well over one year.
  • Intensif RF with PRP is the latest method to treat acne scars. Healing is accelerated with growth factors from PRP


Methods we use to treat

Fraxel laser is one of the best lasers in the World. This laser can be used to treat skin pigmentation, wrinkles, acne scars and sun damage. It will give your skin a whole new texture and brilliance to it. Fraxel laser is gentle on your skin, with a recovery rate of 4-6 days. We recommend 1-5 treatments depending on your skin condition. Fraxel is considered a ‘fractional treatment’, meaning that it creates hundreds of deep columns through the skin called microscopic treatment zones. This means only a percentage of the skin is affected during each laser pass, reducing healing time, promoting natural regeneration of collagen, and rejuvenating skin cells. Due to the fact that Fraxel laser works through non-ablative resurfacing, the epidermis, or top layer of skin, is not directly impacted. As a result, patients can expect faster healing after treatment.
A celeb-fave, PicoWay Resolve has quickly become a go-to treatment for correcting fine lines and wrinkles, and improving skin’s texture and tone. The precise heat of the laser stimulates collagen production without damaging surrounding tissues. With virtually no downtime, it’s also more comfortable than more ablative lasers. If you struggle with hard-to-treat melasma, you know this pesky condition cannot be prevented. PicoWay Resolve is one of the fastest and most effective melasma treatments available, often boasting results in just a few treatments.
During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin, the cornerstones of healthy, firm, smooth skin. eDermastamp also creates superficial micro-channels which allow topical serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. The benefits of microneedling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. eDermastamp also has a positive effect on hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars, and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
TCA is a non-toxic chemical (trichloracetic acid), which has been used to perform skin peels for over 20 years. It is a relative of vinegar (acetic acid.) When TCA is applied to the skin, it causes the top layers of cells to dry up and peel off over a period of several days to one week. When the old skin is peeled off, it exposes a new layer of undamaged skin, which has a smoother texture and more even color. Some clinicians, in fact, still prefer TCA peels for treating sun damage or melasma, usually in combination with other in clinic treatments. TCA peels are most commonly used to reduce brown spots and age spots, to improve the texture of leathery, sun damaged skin and impart more glow, to improve melasma, to treat some types of acne and to reduce fine lines.
Resurfacing refers to the ablation or removal of skin tissue so new healthy tissue can be formed. Fractional skin resurfacing means that specific small areas, a fraction of the skin’s surface, are removed in a precise pattern leaving the surrounding healthy skin intact. The small sections of untreated healthy skin that are left intact facilitate rapid healing of the treated areas, resulting in very high patient satisfaction. EndyMed’s unique 3DEEP® technology signifies a new era in anti-wrinkle and skin tightening technology. It is clinically proven to deliver tighter, firmer, lifted skin, safely and effectively with little to no downtime.
Many of our patients are unhappy with deep-set lines around their mouth and jawline. These deep and often static lines are the result of a natural decrease in collagen and elastin, two proteins that are essential in keeping your skin supple, smooth, and lifted. Most of the injectable wrinkle fillers that LSG uses in the office are made from different formulations of hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the body, which is responsible for keeping our skin plump and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The consistency of wrinkle filler products is determined by the specific cross-linkage of the hyaluronic acid molecules, making some products smooth and malleable and others more firm. Our Nurses will determine the appropriate wrinkle filler to address your individual concerns, often injecting with a soft needle called a cannula to minimize bruising and achieve a natural, youthful result.
A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment designed to vastly improve the tone and texture of your skin, and reduce imperfections & removes the outer layers of damaged skin. As the chemical solution deeply exfoliates your skin and dissolves the damaged tissue, a wound forms on the skin. This causes fresh, healthy skin cells to be brought to the surface. A chemical peel can treat many different skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, precancerous skin lesions and mild scarring. While the face is a common treatment area to be treated with a chemical peel, it is also effective when performed on your chest, neck, back, hands, arms and legs.
Dermal Infusion is a non-invasive skin treatment that combines three areas of skin rejuvenation: exfoliation, extraction, and serum infusion. Your technician will best determine a custom blend of serums for you based on your skin concerns and desired results. The Dermal Infusion device has a chamber that is loaded with your custom blend of serums, which are infused into your skin during the treatment. The pen-like instrument has a diamond-tipped head that exfoliates, plus a vacuum that dislodges dirt and debris from pores, while the hidden chamber infuses the serum blend into your freshly exfoliated skin.
HydraFacial™ MD is the celebrity secret to maintaining healthy skin throughout life, but it doesn’t come with a celebrity price tag. Laser Spa Group offers HydraFacial™ MD  that our surrounding communities can take advantage of. The lavish secret for getting deeply hydrated, detoxed, and rejuvenated skin for a brighter, more luminous complexion. Best of all, HydraFacial™ is a relaxing, indulgent facial treatment for your skin. By combining advanced medical technology with a luxurious and invigorating spa therapy, we’re confident that the HydraFacial™ system quite simply offers one of the best facials available.
Broadband light technology generates broad-spectrum light waves that penetrate deeply into the lower layers of your skin. The light is changed to heat energy as it reaches beneath the surface of the skin. As this special type of light saturates the epidermis, chemicals in your skin change light energy to beneficial heat energy that immediately begins repairing damaged skin by stimulating collagen production. Collagen is a protein-rich, structural compound necessary for supporting all your body’s tissues. It is also essential for providing firmness, suppleness and strength to your facial skin. Skin naturally produces less and less collagen as we age, a major contributing factor to wrinkling, sagging, dryness, and unattractive spider veins.
In the world of earthy purifying wonders, charcoal is right up there with clay and mud. It’s been called the holy-grail ingredient and has been purging impurities since ancient times, thanks to its ability to attach to and absorb toxins. ​ In the past few years, charcoal has exploded in the world of skincare. Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. V Carbon Peel is a unique non-invasive treatment uses activated charcoal for an exfoliating and purifying effect that enhances facial lifting by penetrating deep into the pores. It’s the ideal system for tightening dilated pores and removing dead cells from the superficial epidermal layer for an overall new look. V-Carbon allows to make medium or deep peeling treatments depending on the patient’s needs.
INTENSIF combines the deep skin tightening benefits of radio frequency and the collagen-producing technique of microneedling. This patented technology delivers thermal energy deep within the dermis to stimulate collagen without damaging the surrounding tissue. The radio-frequency thermal energy is delivered in multiple passes through tiny needles at varying depths to provide a 3-dimensional coverage to lift and tighten the skin from within. INTENSIF is the latest advancement in tightening skin and reducing wrinkles on the face and sensitive neck area. If you’re looking for serious results, without the downtime and risk of surgery or aggressive CO2 lasers that leave you embarrassed to leave the house, INTENSIF is the treatment for you. After INTENSIF radio-frequency treatment, there is no need to hide in the house for weeks. Over time, your skin will begin to look more youthful as wrinkles diminish.
If you’re looking for a natural way to improve your skin’s texture, elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles, look no further than Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for facial rejuvenation. PRP works with your body’s natural healing processes to repair and rejuvenate the skin. The treatment involves the extraction of a small sample of your blood, which is then placed in a centrifuge to separate your red blood cells from your plasma. Using our U225 meso-gun, the concentrated Platelet-Rich Plasma is injected into the areas being treated. Our plasma contains platelets that, once injected, release essential growth factors that promote collagen production, healing, and tissue repair, among other things. The treatment immediately gets to work rejuvenating the treated areas and producing a more radiant appearance.

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