There are many types and causes of scars which makes scar treatment difficult to treat and unpredictable – did you know scar tissue can take up to 12 months to mature? At Cairns Plastic Surgery, our non-surgical and surgical scar treatments can help reduce the size of scars and improve their appearance.
Scarring can affect one’s self-esteem, so it’s reassuring to know that there are both surgical and non-surgical treatments available that can help minimise the appearance of many types of scars.
Types of scars
The following is a non-exhaustive list of the types of scars that surgical or non-surgical solutions can help treat:
- Injury-related scars
- Surgical incisions
- Hypertrophic scars (raised, red scars)
- Keloid scars (severe scars which may hamper movement)
- Depressed and stretched scars
- Skin grafts
- Acne scars
- Contracted scars