Hamilton Skin Clinic

Surgery Scar Correction

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Treatment Time

Sessions typically last 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the specific procedure and the scar's size.

Recovery Time

Minimal downtime; patients can usually return to daily activities immediately, with any redness or swelling subsiding within a few hours to a day.

Recommendation

For optimal results, multiple sessions may be necessary, spaced a few weeks apart. Dr. Verma will advise on the best treatment plan during your consultation.

Results

Noticeable improvements are often seen immediately after treatment, with continued enhancement as the skin heals over the following weeks.

Effectiveness

Highly effective in reducing scar visibility and improving skin texture and elasticity. Most patients experience significant improvements in their scar's appearance and overall skin health.

Surgical Scar Medical Treatment

Scarring results from the natural healing process after an injury. At Hamilton Skin Clinic, we treat various types of scarring, including acne scars, trauma scars, and surgical scars. Stretch marks are also considered a specific type of scarring, and we offer treatments for them. However, scars from burns require specialised care typically found in dedicated Burns Centres.

Scars form as part of the natural healing process when the skin is cut or injured. Scar correction surgery aims to change the appearance of scars, making them less noticeable and easier to conceal. There are various surgical treatments available to address different types of scarring.

Excessive scarring can lead to hypertrophic scars or keloid scars. The exact cause of abnormal scarring is unknown, but several factors may contribute, including skin type, genetics, wound site and size, tension on the healing site, secondary infection, foreign material, and hormonal status.

Types of Scars from Surgery

Flat Scars

These scars are level with the surrounding skin, often appearing as a faint line. They typically form after minor surgical procedures and heal relatively well over time.

Hypertrophic Scars

Raised and thick, hypertrophic scars remain within the boundaries of the original incision. They are more common in areas of high skin tension and may diminish gradually.

Keloid Scars

These scars extend beyond the original incision site and can be larger than the initial wound. They are often raised, dark, and can grow over time, requiring treatment.

Atrophic Scars

Depressed below the skin's surface, atrophic scars result from tissue loss during healing. They often form after procedures involving significant tissue removal and can create indentations.

Contracture Scars

These scars cause the skin to tighten and restrict movement. They typically occur after extensive surgery or burns, where large areas of skin are affected and may need more complex treatments.

Nina L
Nina L
8 October 2023
I had my first ever cosmetic appointment with Nurse Jo 29/09 and I am so happy with the service. My results are still settling but I could see the difference within a week (really happy). I was really nervous but Nurse Jo provided so much information and options, I felt like I was being listened to. Thank you so much Nurse Jo!! Really appreciated the experience & support.
Libby Allen
Libby Allen
19 September 2023
I went to Jo feeling nervous and uncertain of what I wanted after being sent away by another clinic who had no idea! She immediately knew what to do to transform me. No messing around, careful, honest and kind. I’ve woken up a new woman so grateful to have been led by a lady with experience and skill.
Drew Miller
Drew Miller
30 June 2023
Jo is a superhero!! she done my lip filler 1ml and i feel like a changed woman - she listened to my needs and wants. she is so careful, compassionate and gentle. i also got a hydrodermabrasion and chemical peel - i walked out feeling brand spanking new. 10/10 recommend. thank you so much Jo.
Kirsten Burger
Kirsten Burger
7 March 2023
I booked an appointment for lip fillers and masseter Botox. My lips were severely asymmetrical so I went to Nurse Jo to have them corrected and could not be happier with the results. I would highly recommend Hamilton Skin Clinic and without a doubt attest to Nurse Jo being the top cosmetic injector in Brisbane. Could not be more grateful!
Mia Wilson
Mia Wilson
8 February 2023
Couldn’t recommend more! Jo is an exceptional Nurse. She has such an in depth knowledge of what she does and as someone who is new to cosmetic treatments, has always made me feel comfortable and empowered me to make informed decisions by taking the time to explain how everything works. Jo tailors what she does to suit my face and offers alternative approaches to achieving the outcome that I’m wanting. I’ve never felt pressured by her to adjust or get a treatment I wasn’t comfortable with and the results that she creates always exceed my expectations. If you’re looking somewhere to get your next cosmetic treatment that offers friendly and approachable customer service, expertise and will yield amazing results, then look no further than Hamilton Skin Clinic.
Halah
Halah
12 December 2022
Jo was absolutely amazing and professional. My experience was beyond what I imagined - you are in safe and expert hands with her!
Oriel Ganter
Oriel Ganter
16 November 2022
OMG I loved this experience so much I wanted to marry Jo…. from the moment I met Jo she was very friendly professional and caring. I’m 77 years old never had any treatments like this and what a difference when I looked in the mirror I loved the softness of my skin and the very slight lift Jo has achieved. Highly recommend Harbour medispa…..
Rhiannon Franzke
Rhiannon Franzke
11 August 2022
Jo is seriously unbelievable!! She is a miracle worker to say the least! She explains the products she is using any questions she answers with confidence because this beautiful lady knows what’s she’s doing!! She makes you feel so welcome and her personality makes you want to stay there and get more! Full Warning people you won’t stop looking at yourself in the mirror once Jo is finished with you! I’m In love ❤️
Natalie S
Natalie S
22 July 2022
# 1 Miracle Worker for Cosmetic Treatments ! Jo is amazing - her work has been perfected over many years of experience and up to date training. I’m in my late 40s and without fail always come out of my treatment so happy with the natural youthful look Jo gives me. Honestly you will not be disappointed- highly recommended - Nat S
Laura Laa
Laura Laa
22 July 2022
As a total novice I was terrified of looking.obviously done up. I was convinced subtlety couldn't really be achieved. I was so nervous about the results of my lip filler looking obvious against my soft features, but Jo worked genuine wonders. The result was believable, soft and subtle, a far cry from the protruding, stretched out lips I was desperate to avoid. I didn't think filler would be for me so I am particularly surprised by how confident I now feel, totally unafraid to see the people I know and love. Thank you, Jo!

What is scar correction surgery, and what are the different treatment procedures?

Scar correction surgery involves several techniques, each tailored to specific scar types and locations. Here are some of the common methods:

Steroid Injections

These injections help flatten and soften raised scars, particularly hypertrophic and keloid scars, by reducing inflammation and collagen production in the scar tissue.

Silicone-Based Gels

Topical silicone gels, like STRATADERM or DERMATIX, are applied to scars to minimise formation, flatten existing scars, and reduce redness and discomfort over time.

LED Light Therapy

Red light therapy promotes skin healing and prevents excess scar formation post-surgery by enhancing collagen production and reducing inflammation at the treatment site.

Laser Treatments

Vascular lasers target new, red surgical scars, while FRAXEL and INFINI lasers are used for older, white scars, improving their appearance and texture through skin resurfacing.

Dermabrasion

This technique removes the top layers of the scarred skin, allowing new, smoother skin to replace it, which helps reduce the visibility of raised or uneven scars.

Excision

Surgical removal of the scar, followed by precise stitching, creates a thinner, less noticeable scar. This method is effective for large or problematic scars.

Z-Plasty or W-Plasty

These surgical techniques realign scar tissue to make scars less noticeable, especially useful for scars across skin creases or those causing skin contraction.

Skin Grafting

Involves transplanting healthy skin from another body part to cover the scarred area, beneficial for large scars or those limiting movement due to contracture.