Every scar has a story. Sometimes these stories attached to our scars stir up happy memories, and sometimes, our scars evoke bad memories. In most cases, scars are simply bothersome in one way or another, and you would prefer to live without them. At Honu Women’s Health, we understand the impact scars can make on a woman’s self-esteem which is why we have developed an arsenal of scar reducing treatments for our patients. Even though scars are an unavoidable part of living, they can be made less conspicuous with scar remodeling treatments if they are interfering with your quality of life.
Before attempting to revise a scar, it is important to understand the type of scar, how old it is, and how it occurred. Scars often form as a result of a disordered wound-healing response and their thickness and prominence are dependent on the level of disorder experienced during the healing process. Scar development is unpredictable, as evidenced by how scars can vary in size, shape, location, color and texture. This is why there is no one-size-fits-all approach to scar revision; rather, it requires a customized approach to meet your unique needs and goals.
A multi-prong approach to scar revision is usually required to achieve the best results. Most scar revision plans will include:
Many scar revision treatments offer other skin benefits, such as the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and improved texture. Your overall skin health will improve after scar revision treatments due to the stimulation of collagen growth, which creates a rejuvenated, glowing appearance.
At your scar consultation appointment with our board-certified physician, Dr. Aya Sultan, she will take into consideration the type and history of your scar before developing a personalized scar revision plan. Your plan may include a combination or series of treatments including:
A three-in-one non-invasive, superficial skin resurfacing procedure that simultaneously combines exfoliation, extraction and the infusion of condition-specific serums to improve skin health, function and appearance.
Dermal fillers can help to raise the indentations and volume loss caused by acne to create a smoother appearance.
Laser energy can cut, vaporize or selectively remove skin and deeper tissues to precisely revise scars.
This minimally invasive, no-downtime procedure works by triggering the skin’s natural wound healing process by quickly puncturing the skin multiple times with ultrafine needle times to induce regeneration through the stimulation of collagen and elastin production, resulting in smoother skin.
This process uses the rich nutrients of your own blood to heal and rejuvenate scars by growing new collagen and is commonly used in conjunction with facials, microneedling or laser treatments.
Since every scar is unique, every scar revision plan is unique, too. Rather than blindly recommending scar revision products or treatments, we will take time to assess your scars and understand their history and makeup. After determining more about your scars, skin type and lifestyle, a personalized scar revision plan will be developed together with you. Your goals, timeline and budget will be strong considerations in the plan’s development.