Other treatment options utilising non-invasive technology are performed within the clinic, often in combination with the treatment recommendations listed above.
As with many of the treatment recommendations at Youth Lab, a combination of treatments may be required for optimal results.
Please note that the below is a reference point and full treatment recommendations will be made following a consultation.
Skin Needling utilises collagen induction therapy to stimulate the body’s natural wound healing response to produce healthy collagen and elastin which replaces the damaged scar tissue. These treatments are often combined with scar specific serum infusions to improve the condition of the skin within the scar.
Fractionated ablative laser resurfacing is very successful in diffuse acne scarring. This works to stimulate collagen formation and remove damaged scar tissue. Fully ablative laser is one of the most effective treatments for scarring but is associated with down time.
Working in a similar way to skin needling but with the addition of radiofrequency energy which works to stimulate a wound response with new collagen formation and destruction of damaged scar tissue.
Dermal fillers of varying thickness can be injected into the superficial layers of the skin to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. These treatments are better for atrophic and rolling scars (acne scars).
TCA cross (medical peels)
TCA cross uses a very high concentration of trichloroacetic acid (50-100%) which is normally used as a resurfacing chemical peel. TCA cross is placed directly into ice pick scars resulting in protein denaturation and new collagen formation at the base of the scar.
Healite II LED
The Healite II LED 830nm wavelength can be used in the treatment of wounds, burns, bruising and post cosmetic injectables/laser. It can also be used pre-surgery to reduce the risk of infection and scarring.
Broadband light treatment can be used to treat the redness that is sometimes associated with scarring, as well visible blood vessels and hyperpigmentation. BBL will stimulate collagen production long term and assist with improving overall skin quality in the areas of scarring.