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Post-surgery scars

In order to quickly close the wound after an incision, the skin cells multiply and synthesize the elements that surround them, such as collagen or elastin. A new fibrous tissue is created: the scar. Any surgical incision will lead to the formation of a scar, the final appearance of which will depend on several factors :

  • its anatomical location (zones of tension, skin folds etc.)

  • operative gesture (technique, suture, staples)

  • post-operative treatments

  • intrinsic factors related to the patient (age, genetic predispositions, phototype, ethnicity, hormonal treatment, medical history etc.). It is on these factors (your skin, your way of healing) 

  • extrinsic factors such as environmental factors (e.g. sun exposure) and behavioral factors (e.g. tobacco).

Low-energy lasers are effective in wound management by stimulating cellular activity, resulting in improved tissue healing and more substantial wound epithelialization

Revision surgery can be performed to create an aesthetically pleasing appearance.The Microneedling/PRP works well both on scars and on the face to brighten up the skin

There are many kinds of laser treatments that have been tried on scars. Different lasers have different wavelength (color) light, and the effect is determined by the wavelength, because different wavelengths are absorbed differently by different components of the body.

The scar healing process for a surgical wound goes through 3 main phases.
The first phase begins immediately after surgery and lasts around 2 weeks. The skin cells multiply and synthesize the main components of the dermis. The scar is generally neat and slightly visible.

Then, over the first few months following the surgery, the scar changes, a sign of deep-down remodeling. The scar becomes inflammatory, which means redder, sometimes harder, more raised and is often itchy. The scar will be slightly higher than the surrounding skin. During the scar healing process, the color of the scar will fade and its volume will decrease. This stage lasts for an average of 3 to 6 months.

The scar then enters its final phase when it begins to become paler and softer (remodeling). At the end of this process, which varies in duration and can take up to 2 years, the scar will take on its final appearance: paler, softer and insensitive.

Each scar is unique and depends on both its location and numerous individual factors

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