Scars represent the process of repair of the tissues that suffered an injury, a surgery treatment or a pathology. Although these fibrous tissues repair the lesions, they remain visible due to their different texture. There is a variety of scars, which can appear in different body parts:
- Hypertrophic scars occur when the body overproduces collagen and the fibrous tissue raises above the surrounding skin. Hypertrophic scars generally develop after traumatic injuries, animal bites and no aligned surgical sutures;
Keloid scars are an overgrowth of granulation tissue that keeps growing over time;
- Flat scars are the result of the body’s natural healing process, and flatter over time in line with the rest of the skin;
- Sunken scars occur when the healing process caused a depression in the skin texture. This type of scars are the result of acne and chicken pox.
- Stretch scars are shiny lines on the skin caused by the prolonged stretching and weakening of elastic tissues, as it happens during pregnancy.
- The shape of the scar depends on the type of injury suffered and on the way the repairing tissues react to this trauma.
Scars treatment usually requires the integration of different surgical techniques:
to flatten Stretch scars we first operate surgically and than we treat the area with Laser Fraxel.
it is a non-invasive laser that stimulates collagen and resurfaces the top skin layer. The scar gradually flattens, levelling with the rest of the skin.
to heal Sunken scars we first flatten them with a laser, than we inject stem cells and finally we make lipofilling.