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Effective Therapies and Treatments for New and Mature Scars: What You Need to Know

Now that we've unraveled the tale of how scars form, let's delve into the suite of possible treatments for scar therapy at Coastal Goddess. Here, we're not just about understanding scars—we're about empowering you to embrace your skin's story with confidence and choose how you want to treat the skin you’re in. Discover how we work our magic to diminish, heal, and gracefully conceal scars, revealing the radiant goddess within you.

 

Topical Treatments

 

Aesthetic doctors may recommend the use of topical creams, gels, or ointments containing ingredients such as silicone, vitamin E, or natural extracts to help improve the appearance of scars. These products can help hydrate the skin, reduce inflammation, and promote collagen production, leading to smoother, softer scars over time.

 

We can also employ prescription topical treatments, such as those found in The Secret Skincare range that can assist with scar treatment. Prescription creams like retinoids, including retinol, are powerful tools in the arsenal against scars.

 

Retinoids accelerate the process of skin cell turnover, which means they encourage the shedding of old, damaged skin cells and promote the growth of new, healthy cells. This can help fade scars by encouraging the skin to regenerate more quickly, leading to a smoother and more even skin texture.

 

Retinoids have also been shown to stimulate the production of collagen, a protein that provides structure and support to the skin. By increasing collagen production, retinoids can help strengthen and rebuild the skin's underlying structure, reducing the depth and visibility of scars over time.

 

Finally, retinoids can help fade hyperpigmentation associated with scars by inhibiting the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for darkening the skin. This can help even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of discoloration caused by scars.

 

It's important to note that retinoids can be potent and may cause irritation, especially when first starting treatment. It's essential to use them as directed by your prescribing doctor and to start with a lower concentration to allow your skin to adjust gradually. Additionally, retinoids can make the skin more sensitive to sunlight, so it's crucial to use sunscreen daily and avoid excessive sun exposure when using these treatments.

 

Prescription Treatments

 

Other prescription treatments that are available at the Coastal Goddess may be used to address certain types of scars, such as keloids or hypertrophic scars. Corticosteroid treatments can help reduce inflammation and flatten raised scars, while dermal treatments can help fill in depressed scars and improve skin texture.

 

As per the Therapeutic Goods Administrations (TGA) recently updated guidelines in regards to advertising prescription treatments, we’re not able to stipulate the exact treatments we have on offer at Coastal Goddess, but you can book a free initial consultation with Dr Kelly, where she can share therapy guidance on our full suite of treatments.

 

Laser Therapy

 

Laser therapy, including fractional laser resurfacing and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, can be highly effective in treating a variety of scars, including acne scars, surgical scars, and pigmented scars. Laser treatments can help stimulate collagen production, improve skin texture and tone, and reduce scar redness and discoloration.

 

Microneedling

 

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a treatment we love to recommend at Coastal Goddess. It involves the use of a device with fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. This stimulates the body's natural healing response, leading to increased collagen production and smoother, more even skin texture. Microneedling can be particularly effective for treating acne scars and fine lines.

 

Chemical Peels

 

And for those who are looking for less intervention with great results, chemical peels are a great option. Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin, which exfoliates the outer layers and promotes cell turnover. This can help improve the appearance of scars by reducing hyperpigmentation, smoothing rough texture, and stimulating collagen production. Superficial peels are often used for milder scars, while deeper peels may be recommended for more severe scarring.

 

As you can see, there are all kinds of treatments and therapies to consider, in an effort to reduce scarring and promote healing for your skin. To find out more about our scar therapy treatments, visit coastalgoddess.com.au



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