4D Scar Revision
About 4D Scar Revision
4D (Definitive Depth Dynamic Detachment) Scar Revision is pioneered by Dr Sin Yong with an aim to erase scars from disease or accidents from our lives. These scars need not be carried with us all the time and can be treated expediently with their targeted treatment.
4D Scar Revision programme utilises mutiple modalities to target ice pick, boxcar and rolling scars all on the same setting. Needless to say, it comes with a degree of downtime as we revise the scars to make them significantly less obvious.
How Do I Know My Severity?
What kind of downtime do I expect?
Depending on the degree of your scarring, patients typically experience between 3 days - 14 days of downtime, which can consist of scabbing, bruising, swelling. Additional skin changes of redness can persist up to one month depending on the intensity of treatment.
With the amount of local anaesthesia involved to numb the area, there is significant swelling around the treated area for the first 24 hours. A dressing will be placed on the incision point and should only be removed after 48 hours. The face can be washed as per normal from 48 hours onwards. Some patchy numbness on areas treated is expected and will normalise within 3 months of procedure.
Moisturisation is also important if the Time Freeze Laser is utilised with a resurfacing protocol.
*The following picture shows 2 days after 4D Scar Revision Subcision Protocol targeting rolling scars.
**The 4D Time Freeze Resurfacing Protocol will be employed thereafter to further improve the results.
Dr Sin Yong's Recommendations
Assessment of whether you require the 4D Scar Revision is required before you embark on it. You must be comfortable with the relative downtime before we can proceed on this to make the scars way less obvious than before.
Depending on your degree and type of scarring, sometimes one single modality is all that is needed rather than the full 4D Scar Revision programme.