Scars & Scar Removal

Home Therapies:

At Skin Renewal we offer traditional therapy such as topical products containing Centella Asciatica to improve scars.

In Office Therapies:

At Skin Renewal we offer combinations of exfoliation, light and laser therapies such as Laser Genesis, Pearl rejuvenation, Dermaroller Skin Needling, and Carboxytherapy to improve the appearance of scars. As each patient's case is different; we will tailor a treatment program specifically for you and your circumstances. A highly professional team led by a medical doctor assesses every patient and an appropriate combination treatment is recommended dependant on expectations, budget, time and medical conditions.

Skin Renewal Tip

The Laser Genesis™ procedure uses a revolutionary pulse width to shrink the vessels causing the redness in scars and stops abnormal growth that is implicated in keloids scars. Laser genesis™ offers predictable, repeatable results for scars with minimal discomfort and no downtime.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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    How are scars formed?

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    When the skin is cut or broken, the body mobilizes a wound repair process. The blood vessels constrict and clots form to minimize blood loss. A scab, or hardened crust, forms over the top of the wound. The scab acts like a natural covering to protect the area while the body continues the repair process. Tiny fibres of collagen fill in the hole and eventually reconnect the ends. By the time the scab naturally falls off, much of the initial repair has been finished. However, the area is far from healed. Depending upon the size, depth and location of the injury, it can take months to years for the skin to return to normal strength.

    Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process. A scar forms from excess amounts of collagen in the wound as the body attempts a repair. Many scars eventually fade. But they tend not to go away completely. Generally, the larger the wound, the longer it takes to heal and the greater the chance of a visible scar.

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    How to treat scarring:

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    On average most scars take at least one year to fade. However, researchers have found a way to lessen their severity by injecting the drug, BOTOX® near the site of the wound. When a person experiences another kind of injury, like a broken bone, doctors place the area in a sling to immobilize the limb and allow the body to heal. BOTOX works in a similar fashion. When injected into muscles near the wound, the drug prevents the muscles from pulling on the wound site, allowing the area to heal without excessive disruption.

    Studies have shown BOTOX is effective in reducing scar formation from facial wounds. Researchers still need to determine if the drug may be effective for other places on the body. The sooner after an injury the patient receives BOTOX, the better the results.

When the skin is cut or broken, the body mobilizes a wound repair process. The blood vessels constrict and clots form to minimize blood loss. A scab, or hardened crust, forms over the top of the wound. The scab acts like a natural covering to protect the area while the body continues the repair process. Tiny fibres of collagen fill in the hole and eventually reconnect the ends. By the time the scab naturally falls off, much of the initial repair has been finished. However, the area is far from healed. Depending upon the size, depth and location of the injury, it can take months to years for the skin to return to normal strength.

Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process. A scar forms from excess amounts of collagen in the wound as the body attempts a repair. Many scars eventually fade. But they tend not to go away completely. Generally, the larger the wound, the longer it takes to heal and the greater the chance of a visible scar.

On average most scars take at least one year to fade. However, researchers have found a way to lessen their severity by injecting the drug, BOTOX® near the site of the wound. When a person experiences another kind of injury, like a broken bone, doctors place the area in a sling to immobilize the limb and allow the body to heal. BOTOX works in a similar fashion. When injected into muscles near the wound, the drug prevents the muscles from pulling on the wound site, allowing the area to heal without excessive disruption.

Studies have shown BOTOX is effective in reducing scar formation from facial wounds. Researchers still need to determine if the drug may be effective for other places on the body. The sooner after an injury the patient receives BOTOX, the better the results.

Reviews

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Review -Friendly professional service
Reviewed on 13 September 2014 by Anonymous

Friendly Professional service

Always accommodating and able to provide excellent recommendations. I know that my best interests are at heart with each treatment.

Great results seen thus far.

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Review -Staff are professional and caring
Reviewed on 8 September 2014 by Monica Ledingwane

I find the staff very professional, I like mainly the reminders and booking confirmations. The staff are very caring especially with counseling during treatments. There is also detailed guidance and advice given on the whole treatment, including products, which are non-compelling/ not obligating.

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Review -Great service from my therapist!
Reviewed on 4 September 2014 by Kelly Loeto

Angelique Chaplin has been my therapist on a number of occasions; she's always warm and very pleasant. She always explains the procedure to me, gives advice about my concerns; I feel safe and cared for when she's treating me, very friendly demeanor.

Angelique Rademeyer is another amazing therapist! She's my regular therapist and makes me feel like family now. Always helpful, always friendly, warm and gives excellent advice about my skin. I thoroughly enjoy being treated by both these wonderful ladies.

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Review -The Best!!
Reviewed on 2 May 2014 by Kagiso Setsetse

My experience at Skin Renewal Irene has been amazing, the staff is friendly and professional. Even though the treatment was a bit discomforting, my therapist and doctor were always there to make the experience a little bearable and went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. The whole staff is truly incredible.

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Review -Seeing Results
Reviewed on 30 March 2014 by Nomthi Vilakazi

The Following has been Noticed. (1)Improvement on skin texture (2)Pigmentation getting lighter (3)Overall skin appearance has Improved

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