SURGICAL /TRAUMATIC SCARS /KELOIDS

Scarring is part of the natural healing process after injury to the skin. The appearance of a scar is dependent on many factors including the location of the wound, the healing process and type of injury. They are fibrous tissue that replace normal skin after injury.

Some scars are depressed, some are raised and itchy, whilst others changes in colours (brown, red or purple). Scars on the face respond much better to treatment than scars on the limbs. Surgical scarring (especially facial scars) can be improved by 70-90% with laser treatment.Keloid also known as keloid disorder or keloidal scars are benign, not contagious, lumpy, but often accompanied by itchiness that lie above the skin surface. Some severe cases are painful and cause changes in skin texture.

At TDOX, we provide varioustreatments aim at flattening these scars.

STEROID INJECTION
Anti-inflammatory steroid solution injectionsare commonly utilized to treat keloids. This method is safe and cause minimal pain. Injections can reduce symptoms of keloid scars such as pain and itching. Most patients will need a few sessions of injections every 5-6 weeks to flatten the scar. Keloid scars can never be 100% removed thus, flattening of the scar is the aim of treatment.Resultsmay vary as it depends on the size of the keloid and response of patient to the treatment.

LASER
Laser treatment is one of the most commonly performed procedure for scars. Lasers can treat atrophic or depressed scars, raised scars, acne scarring, and red scars. At TDOX, we use a combination of fractional CO2 lasers with PRP for facial scars. Vascular laser such as FotonaStarwalker can also be effective for red scars, early scars, and keloid scarring.