Scars are areas of fibrous tissue (fibrosis) that replace normal skin after injury. A scar results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues of the body. With the exception of very minor lesions, every wound results in some degree of scarring. Scar tissue is the same protein (collagen) as the tissue that it replaces, but the fiber composition of the protein is different. Instead of a nice “basket weave” formation of fibers, the collagen in scar tissue is aligned in a single direction resulting in a more pronounced and thicker appearance.
There are various types of scars such as burn scars, acne scars, wound scars, traumatic scars, and surgical scars. Dermapen and Halo have both been shown to improve all types in a series of treatments. Both technologies help break up the abnormal collagen that has formed and stimulate the skin to make new collagen in a more normal basket weave pattern. Either treatment can dramatically improves the skins texture, elasticity, size and mobility.
Stretch marks are another type of scar that are formed when the skin is stretched beyond its limits to accommodate a sudden change in body size, such as in rapid weight gain/loss or pregnancy. They are caused by a tearing force on the dermal layer of the skin. Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, bodybuilding, and hormone replacement therapy.
Stretch marks are historically difficult to treat, however Dermapen has shown significant reduction in their appearance and the use of of a radiofreqency device, such as Protégé Elite, may offer promising results as well. Using these two modalities combined, VitaNovu has obtained some amazing results!*
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