Scar removal procedures are performed by a skin specialist GP at Brisbane City Skin Clinic as way of treating keloid or hypertrophic scarring. Scarring can occur after a cut, an accident, following an insect bite or from acne. Scars generally settle down over time. However, occasionally they turn into a keloid or hypertrophic scar.
Hypertrophic Scar Revision
During the healing process, the body produces scar tissue. This tissue starts out red, then fades to purple and eventually skin colour. Sometimes this scar tissue remains firm and can be discoloured, particularly in areas of high tension such as the leg or back. A hypertrophic scar is one that is raised and firm but remains in the scar margin.
Hypertrophic scar removal options can range from creams, silicone adhesives or gels, injections or occasionally surgery. The skin specialist GPs will assess the scar and offer the most appropriate option to you during consultation. Scar removal surgery can be performed in our treatment rooms at Brisbane City Skin Clinic.
Keloid Scar Revision
Keloid scars are different to regular scars, in that they extend beyond the wound margins and protrude. It is firm and sometimes round, and tends to occur on the chest or shoulders.
Although keloid scars can be uncomfortable, they are not dangerous and will not progress into skin cancer.
At Brisbane City Skin Clinic, the skin GP will assess the scar and use the most appropriate treatment. Treatment options vary from cortisone injection, to surgical removal.
Information for New Patients
We welcome new patients to Brisbane City Skin Clinic. If you are a new patient, we ask that you arrive at Brisbane City Skin Clinic 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to complete a New Patient Form. One of our receptionists will be in contact the day before your appointment to confirm, either via SMS or telephone call.
Due to our inner-city location, if you are not walking from your office or catching public transport, we ask that you be mindful of the time required to park and walk to our clinic. The nearest car parks to our clinic are Wintergarden Secure Park and Myer Centre Car Park.