Bay Medical Aesthetics is a leading stretch marks, acne scars and keloid removal clinic in Melbourne, that treats a variety of scars like pitted acne scars, deep ice pick scars, accident scars, post operative scars and self inflicted scars. Keep reading and learn about how scars and stretch marks form, and learn about the wide array of treatments available to help effective and long term improvement
A scar is an exaggerated response by the skin to an inflammation. It can develop as the result of acne or other types of inflammations or trauma, such as infections, chicken pox or surgery. Rarely, but more commonly in darker skin types, scars can develop spontaneously. Early intervention by a keloid scar specialist may affect the way a scar remodels itself and may minimise its appearance and prevent progression.
The disruption of the collagen network is reflected as a depressed (sunken) part on the surface of the skin. Some scars are small in diameter but deep, while some scars are wide and shallow. These are known as atrophic scars. On the other hand, hypertrophic or keloid scars occur due to the same triggering factors (inflammatory reaction). However, in hypertrophic scars, the disrupted collagen network is replaced by an overgrowth of dense fibrotic tissue, giving it the elevated, brownish, thick “cord like” scar tissue.
Stretch marks are a form of skin scarring associated with pregnancy, obesity, puberty and short-term weight gain from bodybuilding and other physical activities. They form when the dermis, the middle layer of the skin that maintains shape and elasticity, is stretched more than it can tolerate. Connective fibres in the skin eventually break, disrupting collagen production and causing scarring. Stretch marks can appear unsightly leading many people to seek out stretch marks removal treatments in Melbourne.Our scarring and keloid removal clinic is highly rated and provides a variety of treatments that stimulate collagen induction and improve the appearance of different types of scarring.