Scars are a natural part of the body's healing process. A scar results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues. Most wounds, except for very minor ones, result in some degree of scarring, which is a natural and common by-product when our body heals itself from injuries, diseases, or skin conditions. Scars develop when the deeper and thicker layer of the skin, known as the dermis, becomes damaged.
As the body tries to repair the skin and other tissues, it produces new collagen fibres, which causes the new tissues to have a different quality and texture from older tissues that surround the site of the wound. This is what makes scars, which form after the wound is completely healed, look conspicuous. Although scars are the result of the body’s natural healing process and do not pose any health problems, some individuals are nonetheless affected by scarring.
Having scars appear on your skin can cause some individuals to lose their self-esteem, but there are now several treatment options available at Cambridge Medical Group for those who might want to have their scars removed.
Cambridge offers 4 different treatment solutions for scar removals, namely the Venus Viva Scar Removal Treatment, the Rejuran® Healer Treatment, the PicoCare 450 Laser with HEXA MLA and the Neogen™ Plasma Skin Regeneration Treatment. Each of these approaches the cosmetic concern differently but are all likewise safe and effective. All treatments offered by Cambridge will help lighten scars without the need for intrusive and risky surgical procedures. Cambridge’s non-surgical and non-invasive treatments mean that the downtime following your treatment session will be very short, allowing you to resume your normal daily activities and causing only minimal disruption to your routine. While this makes all the treatments offered convenient for busy individuals, candidates who want to have their scars removed should first consult Dr Lee Mun Heng at Cambridge to get personalised medical advice on the treatment that suits your goals best.
The Venus Viva Scar Removal treatment at Cambridge is a medically proven and FDA-approved treatment for scars. It uses NanoFractional RadioFrequency and SMARTSCAN™ technology to resurface the skin by delivering energy through the epidermis and to the dermis. This rebuilds the collagen that helps the body to remove scars without the need for any needles, surgery, downtime, or discomfort. Other than its scar removing capabilities, this treatment can also help patients reduce facial wrinkles, fine lines, and pores, making it a versatile solution to various cosmetic concerns.
The Rejuran® Healer is an advanced skin healing treatment that was designed to stimulate collagen to heal the skin. The Rejuran® Healer encourages the restoration of the skin’s collagen structure, hence making the skin feel smoother. Cell renewal is triggered when Rejuran® is delivered into the dermis, allowing it to improve the condition of damaged and scarred skin. This treatment also improves complexion and removes scars. Results are quick and visible, with clearer complexion expected 2 to 5 days after the treatment is completed. However, 3 sessions at an interval of 3 weeks at Cambridge is recommended for those who want to achieve optimal results.
The PicoCare 450 Laser with HEXA MLA technology is an advanced skin laser equipment that allows for both shallow and deep scars to be removed more precisely, and with less risk, less discomfort and fewer treatment sessions. A topical anaesthetic cream will be applied before the laser treatment commences for your comfort throughout the quick 10-minute session. A cooling masque is also applied immediately after the treatment to calm the skin and accelerate the healing process. This treatment is non-invasive and non-surgical, keeping downtime is kept to a minimum. This means that normal daily activities can be resumed shortly after the treatment. However, activities which expose the treatment area to excessive heat, such as sunbathing, should nonetheless be avoided during the recovery period.
The NeoGen™ Plasma Skin Regeneration treatment uses plasma to deliver heat to a targeted treatment area without affecting the surrounding tissues. This treatment has been clinically proven to regenerate skin and is also able to treat different skin problems such as scars regardless of skin tone. It is also able to treat all areas safely, including the areas near the eyes. Furthermore, it is a notably safe and effective treatment that does not require needles nor anaesthetics, meaning that there is no pain nor downtime involved with this treatment. This treatment at Cambridge is quick and usually takes no more than 20 minutes per session. However, the time required varies and is ultimately dependent on the treatment area and the condition of your skin.
With more than 10 years of medical aesthetics experience and a graduate of the world-renowned University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, Dr Lee aims to draw out one’s natural beauty through the application of safe, minimally invasive and holistic procedures. He is also a key opinion leader in the realm of aesthetic technology, often travelling the world to seek out the latest and most effective treatments.