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Keloid Scar Removal Treatment Singapore

Keloid Scar Removal Treatment Singapore



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What are Keloid Scars?

During normal wound healing, formation of scar tissue is an essential part of skin repair and recovery.

In abnormal cases, scar tissues overgrow, and form raised, hard lumps resulting in the formation of a keloid.

Keloids can be found on any part of the body after skin injury.

They may be cosmetically unpleasant but are largely asymptomatic. Rarely, keloids may cause pain and itch

Common causes of Keloid formation

  • Acne 
  • Surgical wounds
  • Burns / Trauma
  • Vaccinations
  • Piercings
  • Skin infection

Keloid scar removal and treatments

Keloid Injection

Corticosteroid keloid injections are anti-inflammatory and are the most commonly performed procedure for keloid scars.

They are injected directly into the keloid to reduce its size and prevent further growth.

After one injection, the keloid usually reduces by 80 to 90% in size. Patients may undergo a second injection 1 month after for further improvement.

Regular keloid injections 3 to 4 times a year are sometimes needed to maintain optimal results.

Silicone Scar Gel

Studies have reported improvement in keloid scars after daily application of Silicone gel for 4 to 6 months.

Laser Keloid Removal

Ablative lasers like the CO2 laser can reduce the size and improve the appearance of keloid scars. It is normally used in conjunction with keloid injections and are reserved for large or stubborn keloid scars that do not respond well to injections.

Keloid removal surgery

Surgical excision of keloids is rarely done as it has a high recurrence rate of keloid formation post-surgery.

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Facial Redness and Rosacea Treatment Singapore

Facial Redness and Rosacea Treatment Singapore



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Common causes of facial redness

Facial redness is a common problem in Asian skin and can be distressing to individuals.

Causes

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin inflammatory condition commonly affecting the nose, cheeks, and chin.

There are several types of Rosacea presenting with the following symptoms:

  • Persistent facial redness (“Rosy cheeks”)
  • Frequent blushing / flushing
  • Cheeks feel “hot / warm”
  • Small visible red blood vessels at the surface of the skin (Telangiectasia)
  • Acne pustules
  • Enlarged, red nose with thickened skin (Rhinophyma)

Causes of Rosacea

Much research has been done on Rosacea. However, the exact mechanism that causes Rosacea is still unknown.

However, worsening of Rosacea has been linked to these factors:

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Sun exposure and heat
  • Spicy and hot food
  • Smoking
  • Climate change
  • Emotional stress
  • Genetics

Rosacea Treatment

Currently, there is no cure for Rosacea. However, there are many treatment options that can improve the signs and symptoms of Rosacea.

Sunblock

Broad spectrum sunblock application is the first crucial step. SPF 50+ and PA +++ is highly recommended to protect against UVA and UVB rays.

Topical Rosacea Cream

Azaleic acid which is one of the active ingredients in our Anti Blemish Formula that has been proven in research studies to treat both rosacea and pustular acne which may occur together with rosacea.

Rosacea Laser Treatment

Pro Yellow Rosacea Laser

The Quadrostar Pro-Yellow Laser is engineered in Germany and is a newer and improved version of the commonly used Dual-Yellow laser.

Using a special wavelength of 577nm, the Pro-Yellow Laser effectively targets and treats vascular skin conditions like Rosacea, Telangiectasia and Post Inflammatory Erythema.

The yellow laser is highly absorbed by red blood cells (Hemoglobin) found in blood vessels, allowing it to quickly target, shrink and remove the small red blood vessels (Telangiectasia) that cause facial redness in Rosacea.

It also promotes collagen growth and has an overall tightening, brightening and rejuvenating effect on skin.

Picosecond Laser Gold Toning 595nm Rosacea Laser

Like the Pro Yellow Laser, the 595nm Pico “Gold” Laser uses a different wavelength (595nm vs 577nm) to target red blood cells (Hemoglobin) in blood vessels safely and effectively.

The reduction in size and number of facial blood vessels improves and reduces the symptoms of Rosacea.

Is there downtime with laser treatments?

Mild redness may be experienced for several hours after Rosacea laser treatment. There is no scabbing or peeling.

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