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Scar removal

Laser scar removal results 1 month after 5 treatments.

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Before and After Scar reduction with 5 sessions of Fraxel laser

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Before and After Scar reduction with 5 sessions of Fraxel laser

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Before and After Scar reduction with 7 sessions of fractional non-ablative laser

Scar removal

This lady experienced significant scarring and pigmentation post surgery. Significant results achieved after 5 treatments.

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This gentleman received 2 treatments with our 1540 laser, with pleasing results.

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This man’s post surgical scar blended more evenly with his surrounding facial skin after a series of 2 treatments with our fractional non-ablative laser.

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Before and after 6 sessions of fractional laser.

Traumatic, Surgical, Hypertrophic Scar Removal Specialists

Remove all types of scarring with our gold standard laser scar removal devices.

Developed by some of the worlds leading doctors specialising in scar removal, our laser scar removal treatment protocols are truly the gold standard in terms of safety and results.

Surgical scar revision by our specialist Plastic Surgeons also available for suitable scars.

Prices

All consultations with our expert cosmetic doctors/nurses/dermal therapist are complimentary and obligation free.

Online assessment of your scarring by one of our expert scar removal doctors is complimentary.

All follow up appointments to review results are complimentary.

The Scar Removal Experts What are my options for removing scars?

Contour Clinics have the most comprehensive range of scar removal treatments in the Country. We understand scarring, and have multiple options to treat all types of scarring.

  • Fraxel laser (1927 and 1550 wavelengths) – These are ideal for all forms of scarring including traumatic, surgical or acne scars.
  • Icon 1540 fractional non-ablative laser – similarly effective as the 1550 fraxel, with less pain and slightly less downtime. Results Comparable to fraxel.
  • Deep laser resurfacing with 1064 Nd:YAG laser – Great for all skin types, with no downtime and minimal pain.
  • Morpheus8 RF needling –Using radiofrequency energy delivered by 24 micro needles, Morpheus8 RF needling causes an intense collagen stimulation and scar remodelling at a deep level. This is perfect for deeper set scars.
  • Revlite q-switch lasers- great for mild scarring in all skin types. This has the added benefit of an intensive collagen stimulation. Downtime is the lowest of all laser scar reduction treatments at 1-2 hours of redness.
  • Surgical scar revision by a Contour Clinics specialist Plastic Surgeon – for larger or more complicated scarring.

For the perfect treatment option, contact us for a complimentary consultation or send us a photo of your area of concern and one of our expert doctors will outline a bespoke treatment plan suited to your specific scar.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do laser scar treatments work?

Scar tissue is resurfaced with our fractional non-ablative technology. Specialist laser beams are passed in tiny columns through the outer layers of the skin where they encounter the water rich dermal layers. These water molecules are stimulated to oscillate causing microscopic damage to surrounding scar tissue. This stimulates collagen production, causing renewal remodelling and tightening of scarring. Because the outer layers of skin are devoid of water, these layers are spared from damage. This means less downtime, with identical results to the more ablative laser therapies. Different types of laser treatment may be selected depending on whether scarring is red, pigmented or pale.

Will treatments hurt?

This treatment is minimally uncomfortable. Topical anaesthetic creams can be used if required. Cold compresses are used throughout the treatment to reduce the hot sensation one may feel during laser treatments. Some patients describe a sunburn sensation once anaesthetic creams have worn off.

How long will it take to recover from scar removal treatments?

Recovery times vary depending on the treatment modality employed:

  • Morpheus8 RF needling 1-2 days redness and mild swelling
  • Fraxel laser – 3-5 days redness
  • Icon fractional non-ablative laser 1540 wavelength – 1-3 days redness
  • Revlite SI q-switch laser – 1-2 hours of redness
  • Corticosteriod injections- nil recovery time

Can treatment be done on the day of my consultation?

Yes. In 95% of cases, you will be able to have your consultation and treatment on the same day.

How do you treat keloid scars?

There are two main options when it comes to keloid scars.

  • Surgery – The keloid scar can be surgically excised, then carefully monitored for recurrence and pre-emptively treating where necessary.
  • Corticosteroid anti-inflammatory injections are the mainstay of keloid scar treatments. Treatments every 4-6 weeks are administered with the aim of flattening the scar to match the surrounding skin.

Prevention is an important consideration if you are prone to keloid scarring and you have future surgery planned. You may consider silicone sheets, strapping or prophylactic steroid injections post operatively.

What treatments are available for depressed atrophic scars?

Depressed atrophic scars require intensive collagen stimulation and remodelling. Modalities providing superior collagen stimulation include:

  • Fraxel laser
  • Radiofrequency skin needling with Morpheus8
  • Fractional non-ablative 1540 Icon resurfacing
  • 1064 Nd:Yag
  • Revlite Q-switch laser

Often skin resurfacing doesn’t do enough to completely improve depressed scars. In these cases fat grafting or dermal filler are the most effective options.

What are the risks of laser resurfacing?

Risks associated with laser resurfacing are rare in the hands of expert medical practitioners.

Redness and a sunburn sensation are common post treatment. Your cosmetic physician will prescribe a post laser cream to soothe any redness that may result. Occasionally, you may experience blistering, which will heal without issue. Rarely, patients with darker skin may experience hyperpigmentation in the treatment area. A lightening cream may be prescribed prior to treatment if you are at risk. Scarring does not occur with non-ablative laser resurfacing.

What treatments may be combined with laser resurfacing to treat scaring?

Biological stimulating injections use your own plasma to stimulate stem cell differentiation, growth factors, and collagen production to minimise the appearance of scarring. This is best used in combination with fractional laser resurfacing. Unfortunately due to TGA regulations we are unable to mention the name of this treatment, although we can say it’s a well known treatment using your own platelets. Message us for more information if interested.

Dermapen skin needling causes mild skin trauma, which stimulates your body’s natural repair mechanisms. This stimulates collagen production and increases the skins elastic potential.

Dermal fillers are occasionally required to provide volume to depressed scars. This is assessed on an individual basis.

Subcision involves tiny incisions to release scar tethering from the skins deeper layers. This is particularly important in pitted acne scaring.

Growth factor injections: Using your own platelets, growth factors are harvested and reinjected into the area of scarring to stimulate cell proliferation and renewal of scarred skin

Treatments to Compliment

Subcision

Remove deep pitted acne scars with Subcision

Acne Scars

Put your best face forward and leave behind the physical and psychological scars caused by acne.

Morpheus8 Radio-Frequency Skin Needling

Treat yourself to the ultimate in collagen stimulation. The Morpheus 8 is second to none when it comes to skin tightening, acne scarring, pore reduction, and rejuvenation of skin tone and texture.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Imagine taking years off your appearance, by restoring your facial complexion to its youthful state.

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Recent Reviews

Mia D Dec 20, 2020

The absolute best in Sydney. I would not go anywhere else to get anything done. Everyone I have encountered at this clinic has been so extremely warm and professional and put in so much time and effort to truly achieve your desired outcome. Can’t recommend this place enough, do not waste your money elsewhere.

Amanda K Feb 1, 2021

First time at Contour Clinics and was very happy with the whole experience. Easy to find, easy to park, friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend and will be a regular from now on.

Rekka P Jan 20, 2021

Very happy with my experience at Contour Clinics Newtown. Everyone was so friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable during my treatment. Dr Josh made me feel so comfortable. I am so happy. I’ll definitely be back!

* Testimonials are from satisfied customers, results may vary. We offer complementary 1:1 consultations to understand your specific requirements before commencing treatment.

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