Senior Dermal Clinicians Tania Caputo and Tania Fognini are experts in scar reduction. Working with all types of scars including acne scars, surgical scars, burn scars and trauma scars. Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre are also renowned for their work with victims of crime cases and their Plastic surgery scar reduction. Technologies and Techniques for scar reduction for all skin colours.
Over the past 10 years scarring has become one of Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre areas of specialty. Scar reduction and remodelling is a specialised area of practice incorporating various technologies and techniques. Scars may be treated with single methods or combined methods which may include fractionated laser resurfacing, fractional radio frequency treatment and skin needling. Other laser technologies may be incorporated that target specific colours within scars to achieve a more even skin colour. Dermal fillers, dermal techniques and topical applications may also be incorporated into a treatment plan depending on the scar condition.
There are many types of scars, with different causes and origins, and each scar is treated individually based on a comprehensive assessment by the treating Dermal clinicians. The Dermal clinician’s experience in treating scarring is essential in obtaining optimal results. Both Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre directors have not only had extensive experience, they have developed clinically proven methods in treating all types of scarring. Senior Dermal Clinicians Tania Fognini and Tania Caputo have been pioneers in many cosmetic methods used in aesthetic practice originally known for their pioneering practices in Photorejuvenation, plus more recently with collagen induction therapy and now again with their scar revision methods, surpassing any conventional methods. All patients are assessed, consulted and reviewed by either Ms Tania Caputo or Ms Tania Fognini throughout their individualised scar remodelling program.
Improvements in texture, colour, thickness and contraction can be achieved with combination treatments. The Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre dermal clinicians have extensive experience in treating burn scars, providing outstanding results.
Fractional Laser, RF and skin needling are all used- the combination of techniques and technologies are used by co-directors Tania Fognini and Tania Caputo and the Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre Dermal clinicians.
Co-directors and senior dermal clinicians Tania Caputo and Tania Fognini have worked closely with the Department of Justice compensation cases to improve burn scars. For further information please call 03 8686 5786 to arrange a consultation.
Acne scars are most commonly indented, raised and/or pigmented. Acne leaves red scars are often pigmented, rare as remaining after lesions have healed. More severe acne lesions particularly cystic acne lesions leave textural alterations including indented pitted, undulated scars. More information click here
Atrophic scars are indented, pitted or sunken scars.
Post-burn scars formation depends on the depth and the type of burn injury. Except for the superficial dermal burns, all deeper burns; 2nd degree deep dermal and full thickness burns heal by scarring. Scarring is minimised by various physical therapy measures and plastic surgical procedures but are not eliminated completely. The appearance of split-skin grafted areas and the donor sites of these grafts are also considered scars by patients.
Patients with scarring after a burn frequently seek to improve the aesthetic appearance of their residual scarring deformities. At Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre the dermal clinicians use a variety of clinically and scientifically proven treatments to improve burn scar appearance and scar contraction.
Hypertrophic scars are thickened, raised scars. They can be red, pigmented or flesh coloured. Frequently, hypertrophic scars are mistaken for keloid scars.
Keloid scars present as excessively thickened lumpy or ridged masses of fibrotic tissue which overgrow beyond the original injury. Keloid scars are flesh coloured, pink or red and they are often itchy. They occur shortly after healing has taken place and
This type of scar occurs when the skin is stretched rapidly; such as during rapid growth, pregnancy or simply weight gain.
Surgical scars are usually fairly undetectable but may occasionally result in red or hyper pigmented, thickened and rope-like scarring. Senior Dermal clinicians at Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre work closely with a Breast Surgeon to offer surgical correction and non-surgical scar reduction options to provide enhanced confidence and appearance.
All cosmetic surgery scars including liposuction scars are effectively treated.
Different types of scars respond to different treatment modalities. Often several modalities offer optimum results. Call 03 8686 5786 for a comprehensive assessment.
Traumatic scars are acquired through accidents. Laser technologies and cosmetic techniques can be used to improve colour, texture and assist in reducing scar visibility.