Scars have traditionally been treated using methods such as excision, dermabrasion, chemical peels, as well as over-the-counter creams and gels. The choice of treatment is often dependent on the type and depth of the scar. However, there are now new treatments available to fade scars, including a variety of laser technologies, along with techniques such as Vampire Scar Repair.
Acne scars are among the most common scars and have always been particularly worrying, especially for teenagers, as they make them feel self-conscious, and lead to poor self-esteem. Surgical scars, keloid scars, and pitted scars, are among the other types of scars requiring treatment.
Laser scar removal
There are now a range of lasers used to fade scars, and fractional laser treatment is among the most effective. Fractional lasers effectively treat damaged skin, but do not treat the surrounding healthy skin, and this helps to speed up the healing process.
Vampire Scar Repair
The Fountain of Youth MedSpa in Victoria, TX uses the Vampire Scar Repair, which is one of the new treatments available to fade scars. Vampire Scar Repair is a technique that utilizes platelet rich plasma (PRP) for scar treatment. PRP is obtained from the patient’s own blood. This is done by extracting blood using a syringe, and then separating the platelets. Platelets are cells in the blood that form clots to stop bleeding.
After being separated, the platelets are placed in a special machine that activates them. The activated PRP contains growth factors, and isre-injected into the treatment area to help with cell regeneration and renewal.
Results may vary with each individual, but most patients notice a significant reduction in the appearance of the scar within 3 weeks of treatment. Final results can take up to 3 months.