Scars - The Less Noticeable, the Better

Scar correction involves various methods to make scars less noticeable or stimulates new, smoother healing.

Whether following an accident, injury or surgery – unattractive scars can become a burden. Without a doubt, surgeries and injuries leave their marks behind on the skin. However, the goal of scar treatment at Rosenpark Clinic is to improve the scar to the point that it is as unnoticeable as possible.

How is it performed?

The treatment method used by our dermatologists or which methods they combine depends on the shape and character of the scar(s):

  • For scars which are noticeable and lie unevenly on the level of the skin or which penetrate bowl-like into the skin, surgical scar correction is performed. With the thinnest possible skin incisions and sutures, the unattractive scar material is removed and new wound healing is stimulated with largely inconspicuous scar formation.
  • Noticeable surgical scars (for example, following breast surgery) are not irritated but may be pigmented and can be visually blended in using fractional laser light, so that they are less visible.
  • In the case of scars with excessive growth (hypertrophy) which itself is reddish and growing in a raised fashion in the scar area, either surgical scar correction or drug treatment with a crystal suspension is performed. For this purpose, the scar is pretreated with cryotherapy (cold) so that it softens and occasionally forms blisters. The drug is then injected into the prepared tissue. Over the long term, the scar flattens out.
  • In the case of growing (keloid) scars which grow beyond the actual wound area and itch, drug treatment is likewise indicated, along with pretreatment by means of cryotherapy. To do this, a combination preparation consisting of a chemotherapeutic agent and a corticosteroid is injected into the scar every two to four weeks; the scar will eventually regress.
  • The treatment of acne scars depends on their nature and how conspicuous they are. We either use various peeling methods or laser light whose heat causes the scar tissue to shrink.

Rosenpark Clinic is a private clinic recognized according to section 30 of the German Trade Law [Gewerbeordnung] and can invoice you according to the Scale of Fees for Physicians (GOÄ). Prior to the treatment, please clarify whether the health insurance fund will cover the costs of treatment for scar correction in your individual case.

What sort of anesthesia is required?

Depending on the part of the body, length and width of the scar, the correction is performed under local anesthesia or under sedationFor more information about your options for a comfortable, pain-free treatment see the <link en rosenpark-klinik range-of-treatments anesthesia internal-link internen link im aktuellen>anesthesia section.

You can find more information in our "Dermatology" information sheets, which you can request from us free of charge.

Are you interested in a no-obligation personal consultation for scar correction at Rosenpark Klinik? We would be happy to schedule an appointment for you.