What is the Scar Management Programme at the Cadogan Clinic?
Scar quality is extremely important to us and to our patients. To mitigate the risk or impact of scars, we take a proactive scar management approach to all of surgical activity done on site.
All patients undergoing surgical procedures with us are eligible for this treatment, but this will be of particular interest to patients who could potentially have larger scars in areas of the body where they could be an issue. In particular after breast surgery, abdominal reduction and face lifts.
Our care programme includes:
+ Bespoke, tailored advice from our post-operative wound care nursing team + 24 – hr access to our on call nursing team to answer any questions + Access to core follow up treatments such as; Silicone gel or sheets, ICON Fractional laser treatment, LED light treatment + Some patients may be advised to also undergo:
PRP: healing factors (platelet rich plasma) are taken from your own blood and injected them under the scar to promote healing and tissue rejuvenation. Micro-needling or 'collagen induction therapy'. This involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. These micro injuries are virtually painless and stimulate the body's natural wound healing processes resulting in increased collagen and elastin production, tissue regeneration and skin repair Steroid Injections: A highly effective treatment for lowering and taking inflammation out of established active scars and for those at risk of developing keloids. Irradiation for keloids: a treatment via superficial radiotherapy to prevent keloids from forming post surgery. In the case of existing keloids, they can be excised and the new wound treated with irradiation to prevent a new one from forming. Repair cream (Ticalfate, Cicaplast): a useful adjunct, but given for patient comfort rather than efficacy.
Whilst we cannot guarantee a perfect scar, we can guarantee that our scar management programme will give your body the very best chance to heal and recover properly.
Scars are unique to the individual and circumstance in which they are formed – they are technically the body’s natural way of healing from an injury. Scar revision procedures are able to deliver excellent results where scarring is especially noticeable and prominent.
For patients who are looking for a non-surgical treatment to reduce unwanted fat, SculpSure™ is an FDA approved laser treatment which works by heating up and destroying fat cells in targeted areas, known as lipolysis.
Obstetricians are clever at creating high-quality Caesarian Section scars, but cannot avoid all potential problems. They try to place the scar transversely low on the abdominal wall below the bikini line.