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SCAR REMOVAL IN CAPE TOWN

Atlantic Dermatology & Laser provides a highly experienced team of specialists and doctors that offer laser scar removal to people living in and around Cape Town, to dramatically reduce the appearance of scars and improve texture.Early and prompt treatment is the mantra to prevent scar formation. The only sure method of preventing or limiting the extent of scars is to treat early .The more that inflammation can be prevented, the more likely it is that scars can be prevented.Years ago, there was really very little that could be done for acne scars, but today, there are multiple treatment options available depending on the type of acne scarring seen on the face

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SCAR TREATMENT?

The largest benefit of scar removal treatments is a reduction in the appearance of scars on the skin. The laser treatment can also increase collagen production in the body, allowing the skin to grow back healthier and stronger.

WHAT IS SCAR REMOVAL/REDUCTION?

Scar removal involves the use of laser technology to reduce the appearance of scars and melasma. It can also improve the texture of the treated skin. At Atlantic Dermatology & Laser, we use the Sciton Joule laser for scar removal treatments as well as combining this with Dermapen medical microneedling.

WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?

Once the new layer of skin becomes visible, you will start to notice results from your treatment. Results generally take approximately two months to become apparent. Some patients may require multiple treatments to achieve the desired results.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO PREPARE FOR SCAR TREATMENT?

If you are preparing for scar removal or reduction, you may be required to stop using certain medications prior to treatment. It is also important to avoid direct sun exposure to the area being treated.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT ON THE DAY OF MY SCAR TREATMENT?

There are multiple treatment modalities available, which one you will need is dependent on whether the acne scars are superficial or deep. When you visit Atlantic Dermatology and Laser for the first time, our skin specialist will assess the depth and type of scarring you have. From there we will discuss the best treatments for you skin, how many treatments are needed and the healing time if applicable.

HOW LONG DOES SCAR REMOVAL TAKE?

Scar removal treatments vary depending on how many areas are treated, but most treatments take no more than an hour to complete.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER SCAR REMOVAL?

After your scar removal treatment, there may be slight redness to the area. You may also experience mild tenderness, but this typically only lasts a day or two following the procedure. We may provide you with specific ointments to ensure proper recovery. It is also very important to avoid direct sun exposure during the healing process, which can take several weeks. However, there is no downtime following this procedure, and patients can resume normal activities immediately.

HOW MUCH DOES SCAR REMOVAL COST IN CAPE TOWN?

Scar removal treatments vary in terms of cost based on the size and number of areas being treated, as well as how many treatments are needed. During your consultation, we will review all of the costs with you.

Atlantic Dermatology & Laser set in the heart of Seapoint, is committed to providing you with the best results possible and use only the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Atlantic Dermatology & Laser welcomes patients from all over Cape Town. By integrating the latest cutting-edge lasers and skin devices into our treatments enables us to be ahead of the curve in so many ways and the results we are achieving for our patients really do speak for themselves.

After your first consultation with skin and Laser specialist Cherie Cochrane, you will leave here educated and a with a plan of how to look after your skin from the inside out.

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