OUR TREATMENT APPROACH

At The Scar Clinic, it is our approach to the treatment of scars that distinguishes us. Through a medical consultation and considering a myriad of factors that include gender, race, and presence of scar symptoms, we tailor a treatment plan that is specific to you and your scar.
Every scar is unique and there is no universal or one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. That’s why Scar Clinic doesn’t offer a once-off appointment or bundle-type offers, rather you are committing to your unique journey with us to ensure you experience the best possible aesthetic or functional results.

Scars can be seen as living and changing things and can require multiple modes of treatments at different stages of its healing. As your scar evolves throughout the process, we adjust and modify your treatment plan with a combination that can include different types of laser, topical creams, injectable treatments, fat transfers and surgical procedures ranging from simple to complex.

The time in between your treatments is just as important; with regular check-ups, scar observation forms and progress photos all crucial in your scar management journey.

We highly recommend obtaining a referral from your GP before booking your consultation at The Scar Clinic.

SCARS WE CAN TREAT

The Scar Clinic provides management and treatment plans for the whole spectrum of scar categories; whether simple or complex, fresh or older, for aesthetic purposes or medical reasons.

Keloid and Hypertrophic Scars

Keloid and hypertrophic scars are red, thick scars that can be itchy and unsightly, causing potential discomfort and self-consciousness. These scars are more common in non-Caucasian skin are likely to be develop on the chest and shoulders. Surgical management alone is not the solution in the case of keloid and hypertrophic scars, so treatment requires a combination of different modalities.

Surgical Scars

Surgical intervention is necessary in the management of a variety of conditions. While the majority of wounds heal with no concerns, the insult of surgery may leave scars that can be unsightly, tender, and cause functional concerns.

Common scars that often present for opinion include:

  • Thoracotomy scars
  • Caesarean scars
  • Laparotomy scars
  • Orthopaedic scars, especially over joints
  • Breast surgery
  • Skin grafts scars

Radiotherapy Scars 

Radiotherapy is frequently utilised as a primary or additional treatment for variety of medical conditions. However, radiotherapy can cause ongoing tissue fibrosis and may cause scar contracture, deformity and unstable wounds.

Common radiotherapy induced scars are seen after breast cancer surgery and skin cancer surgery. Management of these scars is very different from other surgical/traumatic causes.


Trauma Scars

Trauma varies in severity from minor superficial abrasions to major soft tissue loss. Problematic scars resulting from trauma have a wide presentation, many with additional issues of contour deformity or functional concerns related to muscle or nerve injuries.

Burns Scar

The severity of a burns scar varies depending on the depth and site of injury and extent of surgical intervention. The deeper the burn, the more likely the need for surgical intervention and ongoing issues with scarring long term. Early in the scar maturation, the potential issues are related to redness and thickness of the scar. Long term issues are more related to scar contracture, contour deformity and function.

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