Regardless of the type of scar you have, we understand that scars can have an affect on the clothes you wear or even the way you see yourself. Scars come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but the thing that is consistent is that they can be difficult to treat. There are several scar treatment options, including surgery, laser treatments, and injections. In our Laser and Surgery Center we provide all of these.
Scars can be difficult to treat. If you have used some ointment in the past, it may have been effective in the brief period after you have suffered the injury causing the scar. Such crèmes are based on natural moisturizers and softeners, such as rosemary, ginseng, nettle, figwort, watercress, sorrel, fumitory, focus, sometimes onion or Allatonin. They are effective in softening the skin and perhaps also supporting the natural recovery process. They do work but they are only collateral aid to more effective procedures such as we perform in our Laser and Surgery Center in Cerritos, which include not only laser treatment but also complete removal of scars. Of course, we do believe in natural healing and healing aids, such as beeswax, cocoa butter, sesame, royal jelly in combination with Octyl palmitate, cyclomethicone, mixed ethylene copolymer, and often also Retinyl Palmitate, which is Vitamin A – probably the most important vitamin for the appearance of the skin. All vitamins are important, in particular A and D. Vitamin A is essential for normal growth, regulation of metabolism , cell structure and healthy skin. Vitamin E is also one of the most important vitamins needed by the body. It has been shown to supply oxygen to the heart and all other muscles while promoting healthy skin and hair. Further, there is Coenzyme Q-10, which plays a role in the body’s production of adenosine triphosphate, the basic energy component of the cell, thus aiding in cell rejuvenation. Some of the crèmes also contain Pycnogenol, a unique and powerful natural plant extract made from the bark of the European coastal pine, pinus maritama. Pycnogenol possesses antioxidant properties that help protect against free-radicals. It enhances the ability of collagen to repair itself, thereby protecting against age-related and degenerative processes. Pycnogenol also inhibits swelling (edema) and inflammation. Improves skin health by reducing damage, increasing nutrient supply and improving elasticity. Naturally, oral supplements can also help. Many people for instance believe strongly in the use of Glucosamine to help rebuild damaged joints, tendons, cartilage and soft tissue. All of these have been proven effective in practice.
None of these, however, has the immediate power of a laser treatment or surgical removal, as the pictures above show. Some scars are more difficult to remove than others, depending on your skin type, body type, and the extent of the scar in width, length, and depth. Not all scars will disappear instantly with one wave of our magic laser wand. This is because in many cases it is difficult to know exactly how a particular scar will respond to the treatment. However, with all scars, we can revise and improve the texture and color of many different scars, including keloid, surgical and pigmented scars. Depending on the type of mark, scar removal options can be limited because in some cases, removing one scar can create another. It is difficult if not impossible to say whether or not your scar is a good candidate for laser treatments until we see it and understand what you would like to change about it. We have lasers specifically designed to revise the color and texture of scars, and/or possible surgical removal. There is not one treatment, but a whole plethora of different highly effective expert methods of attacking those nasty marks that bother you so much, which you are trying to cover, and which may even be carcinogenic. The answer is not to eliminate laser, or some other treatment, but to combine them, thus multiplying and enforcing their effects under the guidance of our chief surgeon Dr.Fisher and his courteous, professional staff, who perform such procedures on all parts of the human body every day.