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SCARRING TREATMENTS IN HENLEY ON THAMES, OXFORDSHIRE

Whether from an injury, surgery, stretch marks or a skin concern such as acne, scars are something almost everyone has to deal with at some point in their life.  They are an amazing example of the miraculous way skin heals itself when injured.Scarring and Stretch Marks Henley-on-Thames –

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Scarring and stretch marks may be flat or raised, practically invisible or obvious, but what you do to assist the skin as it heals—and how you treat the scarred area afterwards—makes a big difference in how the scar looks in the long term.

Before you learn how to treat scars, you need to understand how they form, how to care for injured skin to minimise scarring, and what type of scar you’re dealing with.

  • MEDICAL CONDITIONS   (ACNE ETC)
  • SURGICAL   (C-SECTION, OPERATIONS ETC)
  • TRAUMA   (ACCIDENTS ETC)
  • STRETCH MARKS

SCARRING AND STRETCH MARKS

Depending on your genetic makeup and the depth and type of tear in your skin, scarring and stretch marks can range from a slightly pinkish discoloration to a thick, raised red or dark scar. There are three main types of scars, generally described as flat, indented, or raised.

Flat scars and stretch marks are the most common, and usually occur from everyday injuries or minor burns. Depending on your skin color, flat scars may be pink to red (and eventually fade to very light pink or white) or tan to deep brown or black (eventually becoming lighter).

Note: The flat, pink-to-red or tan-to-brown marks left from an acne breakout are technically not scars. These marks are known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).

Indented (atrophic) scars often result from cystic acne or a bout with the chickenpox virus. If you’ve ever had a deep, painful acne breakout or chickenpox, chances are you have at least one of these scars. Other names for indented scars are pockmarks, ice pick scars, and depressed scars. These scars result from destruction of the skin’s underlying support structure, which is why they don’t heal as well as flat scars.

Raised (hypertrophic) scars result from overproduction of collagen in response to injured skin. This type of scarring can result from a slight tear in the skin or from a deep wound, and everything in between. Raised scars flatten over time, but can take years to resolve.

SCARRING AND STRETCH MARK TREATMENT:

SkinPen Micro-Needling

Even when you take the proper steps to minimize scarring, once the wound has healed, you’ll likely want to keep treating the scar to make it even less noticeable. You’ll be happy to know there are products and medical procedures that can help.

Call to book your consultation with Medical Aesthetics Nurse, Hannah Orchard RN INP, to see how SkinPen can improve your scarring or stretch marks.

Visit: https://skinpenuk.com/scar-revision/ to enjoy further learning.

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SCARRING & STRETCH MARKS IN HENLEY ON THAMES, OXFORDSHIRE

Whether from an injury, surgery, stretch marks or a skin concern such as acne, scars are something almost everyone has to deal with at some point in their life.  They are an amazing example of the miraculous way skin heals itself when injured.Scarring and Stretch Marks Henley-on-Thames – 

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Scarring and stretch marks may be flat or raised, practically invisible or obvious, but what you do to assist the skin as it heals—and how you treat the scarred area afterwards—makes a big difference in how the scar looks.

Before you learn how to treat scars, you need to understand how they form, how to care for injured skin to minimise scarring, and what type of scar you’re dealing with.

  • MEDICAL CONDITIONS   (ACNE ETC)
  • SURGICAL   (C-SECTION, OPERATIONS ETC)
  • TRAUMA   (ACCIDENTS ETC)
  • STRETCH MARKS

SCARRING AND STRETCH MARKS

Depending on your genetic makeup and the depth and type of tear in your skin, scarring and stretch marks can range from a slightly pinkish discoloration to a thick, raised red or dark scar. There are three main types of scars, generally described as flat, indented, or raised.

Flat scars and stretch marks are the most common, and usually occur from everyday injuries or minor burns. Depending on your skin color, flat scars may be pink to red (and eventually fade to very light pink or white) or tan to deep brown or black (eventually becoming lighter).

Note: The flat, pink-to-red or tan-to-brown marks left from an acne breakout are technically not scars. These marks are known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).

Indented (atrophic) scars often result from cystic acne or a bout with the chickenpox virus. If you’ve ever had a deep, painful acne breakout or chickenpox, chances are you have at least one of these scars. Other names for indented scars are pockmarks, ice pick scars, and depressed scars. These scars result from destruction of the skin’s underlying support structure, which is why they don’t heal as well as flat scars.

Raised (hypertrophic) scars result from overproduction of collagen in response to injured skin. This type of scarring can result from a slight tear in the skin or from a deep wound, and everything in between. Raised scars flatten over time, but can take years to resolve.

SCARRING AND STRETCH MARK TREATMENT:

SkinPen Micro-Needling

Even when you take the proper steps to minimize scarring, once the wound has healed, you’ll likely want to keep treating the scar to make it even less noticeable. You’ll be happy to know there are products and medical procedures that can help.

Call to book your consultation with Medical Aesthetics Nurse, Hannah Orchard RN INP, to see how SkinPen can improve your scarring or stretch marks.

Visit: https://skinpenuk.com/scar-revision/ to enjoy further learning.