Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre Clinicians are experts with over 30 years experience in scar removal and scar reduction techniques, having worked extensively treating a range of scar conditions. Scar removal for acne & acne scars, keloid scars, self harm scars, surgical scars, traumatic scars & burn scars. Acne scar removal treatment using resurfacing lasers has been the gold standard in treatment for many years, however today with advancement of mixed laser technology and cutting edge scar revision techniques all scars on all skin tones are treatable offering exceptional results. The clinicians are renowned for their scar removal work, in particular with victims of crime cases, keloid scars and self harm scars.
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Across all types of scars, Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre has led the clinical scar reduction industry with proven success. From traumatic scars to surgical scars, self harm scars, Keloid scars and acne scar treatment, Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre clinicians offer outstanding results for patients who seek to minimise the appearance of their scars.
Over the past 15 years in the field of scar removal, Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre directors Tania Caputo and Tania Fognini have focused on scar reduction and remodelling as a specialised area of practice incorporating various innovative techniques. Scars may be treated with single methods or combined methods which may include mixed fractionated laser resurfacing, cautery and debulking techniques, fractional radiofrequency and skin needling to smooth the skin.
Other laser technologies such as Q Switch and Vascular lasers 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.
The Dermal Clinician’s skill and experience in treating scarring is essential in obtaining results. As each scar is a product of different causes and origins, each scar is treated individually based on a comprehensive assessment. Armed with the latest laser technology and scar techniques, the Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre clinicians are renowned as scar removal specialists and lead the way in cutting edge methods.
The centre directors are skilled in treating a broad range of scar profiles, developing clinically proven methods in treating all types scarring. Both Senior Dermal Clinicians have been pioneers with many cosmetic methods used in aesthetic practice today, originally known for their work in IPL Photorejuvenation and then most recently with their innovative and proven scar revision methods, surpassing any conventional methods.
All patients are assessed, consulted and reviewed by either Ms Tania Caputo or Tania Fognini throughout their individualised scar remodelling program.
Acne and Acne scars are most commonly indented, raised, red and/or pigmented. Using leading technologies in acne scar treatment, Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre directors have successfully treated severe acne lesions, particularly cystic acne which commonly leave textural changes including pitted and deep scars. By treating active acne cysts and pimples early, the laser technology reduces the impact of the inflammation and infection, healing and clearing acne rapidly.
With the advanced mixed CO2/1540nm Fractional laser technologies and cosmetic scar removal techniques, clients can look forward to a smoother skin.
For more information, See Acne Scarring.
Atrophic scars are indented, pitted or sunken scars. The aim of treating atrophic scars is to stimulate new collagen production to replace volume loss and to smooth the skin’s surface. To achieve this, various methods are used including skin needling, fractional mixed technology or fractional RF aimed at collagen neo- genesis. Depending on the depth and volume loss, injectables may also be recommended.
Patients with scarring after a burn frequently seek to improve the aesthetic appearance of their residual scarring deformities using techniques specifically developed for scar removal. The Dermal Clinicians at Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre are committed to improve burn scar appearance and scar contraction.
Improvements in texture, colour, thickness, and contractures can be achieved with combination treatments.
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 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. The clinicians at Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre use various methods to successfully remove Keloid scars, which may include Steroid injections, debulking laser and cautery techniques and scar refinement. The Clinicians are renowned for Keloid scars removal and post removal refinement. See Keloid scar removal.
Treatment to improve Self Harm scars often include combination of laser resurfacing technologies, radio frequency, skin needling and other cosmetic methods. Scars are treated to improve their colour, texture and to reduce thickened scars and improve indented scars. Scars are treated to reduce their appearance so they become less visible and in some cases barely visible.
Self Harm or self-cutting scars are generally linear in nature. Their linear appearance make the scars recognizable as self-harm. Living with these scars can be challenging, leading to embarrassment, anxiety and often social avoidance. Many people who self-harm try to conceal their scars to avoid being judged. Shame and embarrassment can also impede recovery. Accepting and treating self inflicted scars is often considered part of the recovery process.
There are many types of self-harm scars, with different causes; for this reason each scarred area is individually assessed and treated appropriate to the type of scar. The Senior Dermal Clinicians at Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre have extensive experience and offer clinically proven methods in treating self cutting scars. Co-directors; Tania Caputo and Tania Fognini have been pioneers in scar reduction techniques, using innovative non-surgical cosmetic methods and state of the art technologies; Mixed laser resurfacing (CO2 & 1540nm) fractional laser, Fractional RF, Skin Needling and precision cautery, often combined with for optimal scar reduction. All patients are assessed, consulted, and reviewed by the co-directors throughout their individualised scar reduction program.
Stretch Marks occur when the skin is stretched rapidly, such as during rapid growth, during pregnancy or simply with weight gain. Various methods are used depending on colour and texture. Fractional RF is generally the method of choice to provide skin tightening and resurfacing simultaneously. However a combination of laser resurfacing technologies and cosmetic methods may be recommended. A consultation will allow the clinicians to develop a treatment plan that suits your skin condition.
Surgical scars are usually undetectable but may occasionally result in red or hyperpigmented thickened and rope-like scarring. The centre offers non-surgical scar reduction options to provide enhanced confidence and appearance. All cosmetic surgery scars including plastic surgery and liposuction scars are effectively treated. Different types of scars respond to different treatment modalities. Often several modalities offer optimum results. A comprehensive assessment is the first step.
Traumatic scars are acquired through accidents. Whether a scar is the result of a motorcar accident, falling or bumping yourself. This can lead to hypertrophic or atrophic , keloid scars or pigmented scars. Laser technologies and cosmetic scar removal techniques can be used to improve texture and colour and assist in reducing scar visibility. Scars may become completely invisible or reduced, depending on the type of scar.
Different types of scars respond to different treatment modalities. Often several modalities offer optimum results. A comprehensive assessment is necessary to develop a treatment plan.