Scars can be really unsightly and affect one’s confidence (rolling scars, boxcar scars and ice-pick scars), especially if they are in prominent, visible areas like on the face. Some scars can actually cause issues with movement (contracture scars) and some can be quite uncomfortable and painful (advanced keloid scars). It is very difficult to completely remove scarring and return the skin to being absolutely normal, but quite a lot can be done to improve the appearance of scarred skin, making the scarring much less visible.

Depending on the type of scarring, it’s depth, it’s size, its location on the skin and the skin type being treated, there are a number of possible treatment combinations that can help:

  • Mesotherapy with TAC (for Keloids)
  • Botulinum Injections (for Keloids)
  • Subcision
  • Laser Genesis
  • Needling with Dermapen
  • RF Needling with Secret RF or Endymed Intensif
  • Pearl Fractional Laser
  • CO2 Laser
  • Fraxel DUAL Laser
  • Endymed FSR (Fractional Skin Resurfacing)
  • Carboxytherapy
  • Dermal Filler injections
  • 3D Peel

How are scars formed?

When the skin is cut or broken, the body mobilises a wound repair process. The blood vessels constrict and clots form to minimise 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.

How to treat scarring with Botulinum Toxin:

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 immobilise 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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Review -Stretch mark removal
Reviewed on 4 October 2018 by Fara Ahmed

Today I had my first session of carboxytherapy and laser genesis for stretch marks, and I must say I am so so happy and pleased with this skin clinic and I will definitely be coming back. My therapist who did the treatment on me (Kovanna Naidu) was absolutely wonderful and made me feel extremely comfortable. Carboxytherapy is a little painful, but the pain was manageable and it subsides the very minute you are done and the laser genesis is basically pain free. Even my initial consultation with Dr. Michelle Blom was a pleasant experience, she is really nice and warm and makes you feel at ease.

Overall just a really good experience.

Review -Extremely Relaxing
Reviewed on 21 September 2018 by Anonymous

The staff are very professional and experienced. They explain each treatment well and are attentive throughout the treatment. The ambience was very relaxing.

Review -Birthday treatment
Reviewed on 20 September 2018 by Anonymous

Had the most amazing facial and best back and head massage. Fell asleep! My therapist is the gentlest, kindest soul who makes you feel so special. Thank you so much for such a generous gift.

Review -I honestly love Skin Renewal
Reviewed on 19 September 2018 by Anonymous

I honestly love Skin Renewal, from a service, product and treatment point of view. The reminders are efficient - especially for me. All appointments have been a pleasant experience. Everybody is sweet, patient and professional. Would recommend to anybody. Thank you!

Review -Big and Bad scar
Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Anonymous

I came to Skin Renewal in June 2018 with a big and bad scar that was caused by eyebrow wax that burnt my skin really bad. Skin Renewal Team were very supportive and started me on an amazing treatment. My scar texture and colour has improved and is now lighter. Skin Renewal is really good and the service is outstanding.

Review -First experience!
Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Anonymous

Fantastic first time experience. Therapist was warm and friendly and welcoming!

Review -Best Therapist
Reviewed on 13 September 2018 by Anonymous

I have been treated by Bianca for the past 6 months for skin pigmentation. She is the most professional and knowledgeable therapist. Very caring and gentle, gives good advice and is very knowledgeable about all the products. she gives good alternative treatments to choose from, the treatments are always good and appropriate.

Review -Yellow Peel
Reviewed on 14 August 2018 by Anonymous

Always a friendly and inviting experience. Therapists are very professional and knowledgeable about treatments as well as any additional products. I will definitely return for more treatments and any consultations.

Review -Experience at The Renewal Institute
Reviewed on 10 August 2018 by Anonymous

my experience at the Renewal Institute has been challenging but very good - health wise. The staff has been so helping and kind and overall welcoming.

Review -Kind and Caring
Reviewed on 27 September 2014 by Simone Naidoo

My therapist is an excellent therapist. Very kind and caring she knows the product range so well and never force sells products I don't need. She's helped my skin transition through its different stages perfectly. I will not change salon or therapists.

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