Scar treatment Tunisia: what is scar treatment in Tunisia?
The treatment of scars in Tunisia is a procedure of aesthetic medicine that aims to reduce scars to improve the appearance of the skin. Scars are lesions of the dermis that result from an injury, burns or surgery. They are unsightly and people look for ways to fade them, especially scars on the face. There are different types of scars:
- White or flat scars that disappear with time.Keloid scars which are more vicious because they tend to spread to the surrounding tissue.
- Depressed scars, which result from chicken pox or acne, are red in colour and disappear with difficulty.
- Hypertrophic scars, which are usually swollen, red and itchy.
- Stretch scars, which are the result of a stretched wound (e.g. stretch marks on the thighs, buttocks or stomach).
Effective treatments for scars
Once you have a scar, it becomes a permanent part of your skin. Fortunately, there are ways to make scars less visible. Among the scar treatments in Tunisia recommended by dermatologists are
Surgery: Surgical removal of a scar is the most invasive type of treatment. Your doctor may recommend that a surgeon evaluate your scar and perform a procedure to make it less visible. For example, a doctor may reduce the size of a large scar or remove skin from another part of your body and place it over the scarred area.
Laser scar removal: For surgical scars in particular, laser scar removal is an effective and non-invasive option for scar treatment. Dermatologists use intense light to reduce the size, colour and shape of a scar. Different types of laser ablation are more effective in treating one type of scar than another.
Chemical peels: The cosmetic doctor places a chemical solution on the area of your skin where the scar is forming. When the peel is removed, a layer of skin peels away to reveal a smoother layer of skin. Chemical peels require multiple treatments and are best suited to superficial scars.
Dermabrasion: Using a machine that looks like a small sander, a dermatologist can smooth the top layer of your skin. Similar to a chemical peel, this treatment is a good option for smoothing a raised scar.
Injections: For scars that protrude from the skin, steroid injections can reduce the size of the scar and even it out with the surface of your skin. Other types of injections include dermal fillers or collagen, which fill in the area around a deep scar.
Ointments: Over-the-counter creams and ointments are a good solution for small scars. Dermatologists may prescribe more effective gels for the treatment of scars.
Laser scar treatment in Tunisia:
This is the most popular treatment, although it is not suitable for certain types of scars (the most inflamed). It should be noted that no treatment is capable of making scars disappear permanently. Instead, laser treatments are designed to make a scar less visible.
The body begins the process of repairing and healing a wound after a skin injury. A scab develops over the wound to protect it from germs, and then eventually falls off. Sometimes the skin under a scab is the same colour as the rest of the body. However, depending on the depth of the wound, a scar often remains after a scab has fallen off.
These scars may fade or lighten over time. When a scar becomes permanent, laser treatments can be used to remove the outer layer of the damaged skin surface. They essentially smooth the skin to improve its tone and appearance.
These lasers are also used to target the blood vessels in the scar tissue and reduce redness. They can also penetrate the skin surface to stimulate the production of new skin cells.
After undergoing cosmetic surgery such as a breast lift or breast augmentation, our patients have found that the technique reduces or even improves the appearance of post-surgical scars.
Prices for scar treatment in Tunisia
As laser scar treatments are cosmetic and elective procedures, your insurance may not cover the cost.
For scar treatment in Tunisia, the price depends on
- The size of the scar
- The number of scars
- The number of laser scar treatment sessions you will need
Therefore, the price of laser scar treatment is variable. Remember that you may need more than one laser treatment to achieve the desired results. You will have to pay each time you see your doctor for treatment.
Scar treatment in Tunisia: what you need to know before you start
The first step in the treatment protocol of scars in Tunisia is the consultation with the aesthetic doctor specialized in the treatment of scars. This consultation allows the doctor to evaluate the characteristics of your scars in order to determine the technique best suited to your case.
In addition, the doctor must also tell you the price of the treatment and the number of sessions required to complete the treatment.
How does laser scar treatment work in Tunisia?
Laser scar removal is a procedure that is done under local anaesthesia and lasts about 30 minutes. The laser treatment requires 3 to 6 sessions (depending on the case). The patient’s eyes are protected by metal shields throughout the procedure.
The doctor passes the laser over the affected skin to remove the dermis. This reduces both the depth and width of the scar and therefore its appearance.
Post-operative treatment of scars in Tunisia
A sensation of heat in the treated area is felt as soon as the laser treatment session is over.
The skin becomes red and an oedema may appear. A cream will be prescribed to soothe the swelling and redness.
You can apply make-up (for women) and shave (for men) the day after the treatment.
It should be noted that laser treatment may cause a risk of depigmentation for dark skin.
*Disclaimer: results may vary from one person to another depending on the morphology of the patients.