Scars are leftover discoloured marks after the skin has healed itself from an injury, trauma, disease, surgery or even acne. They are a part of our skin’s biological healing process of wound repair. Scars are very common and stubborn to reduce or remove and are made up of dead tissue and are oft shiny or smooth with no hair follicles and sweat glands.
At Tamira, we offer an array of treatments to treat the different types of scars.

Burn scars

Burn scars are generally caused due to cooking injury, acid attacks or fire accidents and have varying degrees of burns. They appear as discoloured, flat or mildly bumpy with shiny-smooth skin containing no hair follicles or sweat glands. The treatment options differ depending on the severity of the burn.
Range of treatments offered:

Topical treatment:

This is the most common treatment and maintenance method for scars. Depending on the severity of the condition the topical cream may include a majority of steroids along with a combination of vitamins, acids (AHA/BHA), moisturizing oils and humectants. Topical creams have to be used with consistency as prescribed by a physician to show its true result over-time. This treatment is prescribed for all degrees of burn scars but is solely effective for first-degree burn scars.

Oral medication:

Oral medication helps the process from within. They are usually comprised of a combination of steroids and vitamins. These medicines are prescribed long-term and it may take a while to show visible effects. Oral medication can also aid in improving skin/hair texture and reduce pigmentation. This treatment is effective only if it is consistently followed as prescribed by the medical professional. This treatment is generally prescribed for first or second-degree burn scar victims.

Laser treatment:

This is a non-surgical procedure that uses the technique of lasers or intense pulsing lasers. Laser treatment works by heating the skin along with the option to penetrate deeper into the dermal layers and de-pigmenting the skin from within. The heat stimulates the production of collagen along with resurfacing the epidermis. Laser technology emits stronger rays and may require a topical gel to minimize discomfort. IPL treatment results in clearer, even-toned, tighter, smoother skin which enhances a youthful appearance. This treatment is effective on first to moderate third-degree burn scars.

The treatment may cause some irritation, redness, tenderness and bruising which usually disappear within a week. There is no downtime involved. Avoiding sun exposure is advisable and using sun protection of 30+ SPF is recommended. No makeup is to be worn prior-treatment or post-treatment.

Surgical treatment:

Surgical scar correction is performed using different excision techniques to reduce scar tissue while simultaneously inducing repair and the production of collagen. This treatment diminishes scars noticeably and results in clearer, smoother skin. this procedure may cause redness, irritation, scarring (keloids), tenderness and bruising. Avoiding sun exposure is advisable and using sun protection of 30+ SPF is recommended. No makeup is to be worn prior-treatment or post-treatment. There may be downtime depending on the surface area of the procedure. This treatment option is very effective for any degree of burns and is the only treatment option for severe third-degree and fourth-degree burn scars. Scars are not 100% reversible*.

Hypertrophic scars

Hypertrophic scars can be caused due to injury, trauma, burns, disease or acne. They present as mildly raised pigmented scars due to the increased deposit of collaged during the process of wound repair. Treatment options depend on the size and severity of the scar.
Range of treatments offered are:

Medication:

Medication prescribed to treat hypertrophic scars usually comprise of steroids. They can be administered either via a topical gel/cream, oral medication or a combination of both.
Topical cream/gel is the most common treatment and maintenance method for scars. Depending on the severity of the condition the topical cream may include a majority of steroids along with a combination of vitamins, acids (AHA/BHA), moisturizing oils and humectants. Topical creams have to be used with consistency as prescribed by a physician to show its true result over-time.
Oral medication helps the process from within. They are usually comprised of a combination of steroids and vitamins. These medicines are prescribed long-term and it may take a while to show visible effects. Oral medication can also aid in improving skin/hair texture and reduce pigmentation. This treatment is effective only if it is consistently followed as prescribed by the medical professional.

Laser treatment:

This is a non-surgical procedure that uses the technique of lasers or intense pulsing lasers. Laser treatment works by heating the skin along with the option to penetrate deeper into the dermal layers and de-pigmenting the skin from within. The heat stimulates the production of collagen along with resurfacing the epidermis. Laser technology emits stronger rays and may require a topical gel to minimize discomfort. IPL treatment results in clearer, even-toned, tighter, smoother skin which enhances a youthful appearance.

The treatment may cause some irritation, redness, tenderness and bruising which usually disappear within a week. There is no downtime involved. Avoiding sun exposure is advisable and using sun protection of 30+ SPF is recommended. No makeup is to be worn prior-treatment or post-treatment.

Surgical removal:

Surgical scar correction is performed using different excision techniques to reduce scar tissue while simultaneously inducing repair and the production of collagen. This treatment diminishes scars noticeably and results in clearer, smoother skin. this procedure may cause redness, irritation, scarring (keloids), tenderness and bruising. Avoiding sun exposure is advisable and using sun protection of 30+ SPF is recommended. No makeup is to be worn prior-treatment or post-treatment. There may be downtime depending on the surface area of the procedure. Scars are not 100% reversible*.

Keloid scars

Keloids are a cutaneous condition wherein, scars are severely raised that have been caused due to injury, trauma, disease, burns, acne, surgery or in severe cases even tattoos. These scars are formed due to excess amounts of the protein collagen found in the scar tissue. Keloid scars are very common with deeper skin trauma like surgical scarring. Keloids are a characteristic pigmented scar that is significantly raised from the surface of the skin. Keloid scars in particular have to be treated with care as the treatment can cause further scarring.

Treatment options are:

Laser treatment:

This is a non-surgical procedure that uses the technique of lasers or intense pulsing lasers. Laser treatment works by heating the skin along with the option to penetrate deeper into the dermal layers and de-pigmenting the skin from within. The heat stimulates the production of collagen along with resurfacing the epidermis. Laser technology emits stronger rays and may require a topical gel to minimize discomfort. IPL treatment results in clearer, even-toned, tighter, smoother skin which enhances a youthful appearance.
The treatment may cause some irritation, redness, tenderness and bruising which usually disappear within a week. There is no downtime involved. Avoiding sun exposure is advisable and using sun protection of 30+ SPF is recommended. No makeup is to be worn prior-treatment or post-treatment.

Surgical removal:

Surgical scar correction is performed using different excision techniques to reduce scar tissue while simultaneously inducing repair and the production of collagen. This treatment diminishes scars noticeably and results in clearer, smoother skin. this procedure may cause redness, irritation, scarring (keloids), tenderness and bruising. Avoiding sun exposure is advisable and using sun protection of 30+ SPF is recommended. No makeup is to be worn prior-treatment or post-treatment. There may be downtime depending on the surface area of the procedure. Scars are not 100% reversible*.

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