During the healing process after surgery or an accident, it is not uncommon for abnormalities to occur during the skin regeneration process.
The scar increases in volume (a so-called “hypertrophic” scar) and takes on a pink or brown colour depending on the skin type (the darker the patient’s skin, the greater the risk of hypertrophic scarring). The scar is then hardened and fibrous.
There are treatments in aesthetic medicine that can reduce the appearance of these so-called hypertrophic scars.
The appearance of some moderate scars can be improved by the smoothing effect of peelings. They provide natural exfoliation of the epidermis and dermis. The depth of action of the treatment depends on the importance of the skin imperfections to be treated. Several sessions are generally necessary.
The Plexer® (for Plasma Exeresis) is a plasma-based technique, which is similar to skin ablation, but without surgery. Plasma is generated by a small device when the tip of the handpiece and the skin are less than a millimetre apart, without heat diffusion to the surrounding tissues, resulting in an immediate retraction of the sagging skin, without any bleeding.
Surgery gives good results in the revision of scars. The principle is to remove by ablation excess fibrous tissue from the scar by means of a scalpel. Although this method is effective in the short term, it does not eliminate this phenomenon and the patient runs the risk of recurrence of hypertrophy.