Scar Revision



Proud Flesh

What is Proud Flesh?
Proud flesh in its simplest is a meaty looking growth from the inside of a wound.

Almost like the wound is turning itself inside out. The outer layer of skin is stretched back and the overgrowth bulges out looking gooey. See image for reference:

Are corrective procedures age restricted?
We do require all clients under 18 years old to have consent from a parent or legal guardian. Identification is required as with all procedures for those under and over 18.

Do I need a consultation?
Yes. A consultation allows us to discuss your suitability, your medical history and health along with discussing the procedure, your aftercare and allowing you to ask any questions you may have. This can be on the same day as the procedure, should an application be prefilled in and images be sent via email. Unfortunately, consultations cannot be discussed via email and all questions will need to be asked in store. The prefilled form will simply allow us to approve you for the procedure on the same day as the consultation. An appointment must be pre booked via phone.

What is the healing like?
Proud flesh requires no sutures and is to be treated just as if the piercing is new once more.

It is uncommon to have any pain or discomfort after the procedure, if anything the location feels noticeably better. Some light bleeding may happen on day 1-3. There may be some tenderness to the area lasting around 14 days. More so when touched or if jewellery is bumped. Cleaning is simple and just the same as our piercing aftercare.

What alternative treatments are available for proud flesh associated with body piercing?
Removal of excess tissue is the fastest method with the least risk of extra tissue damage, scarring and infection. Removal is also the lest painful way to treat the overgrowth associated with piercings. Most people find within 7 - 10 days their piercing is as if they always had it and never had a healing complication at all. Unfortunately for the safety of readers, we cannot recommend alternative home treatments, assessment would be necessary first.

How many treatments will I need?
One treatment per growth is all that is needed.

The science behind the procedure, in its simplest:
When a wound doesn’t heal as fast as it should, it can get stuck in a regenerative stage. In body piercings this can be due to multiple things like bumping the piercing, not cleaning appropriately, touching or playing with the piercing, low quality jewellery, poorly fitted jewellery and so on. When this happens this amount of extra tissue is too much for the skin to hold thus the skin gets stretched back. When we remove the overgrowth it triggers the body to start healing and repair the area once more, the skin can then tighten back over the wound and seal its self-off properly.

Pricing:
Consultation fee with Piercing Specialist: $0.00 (no procedure)
Procedure cost: $50.00
Consultation fee with Cherry: $50.00 (includes removal of growth in the same appointment. Separate appointments will have separate fees)
*Please note this fee is for your appointment and is required at time of booking to secure the appointment. No deposit, no booking. There is no further payment required at the time of consultation.

Atrophic Scar Correction

What is an Atrophic Scar?
An Atrophic scar is a scar that has an inverted appearance.

Is this procedure age restricted?

We do require all clients under 18 years old to have consent from a parent or legal guardian. Identification is required as with all procedures for those under and over 18.

Do I need a consultation?
Yes. A consultation allows us to discuss your suitability, your medical history and health along with discussing the procedure, your aftercare and allowing you to ask any questions that you may have. An appointment must be pre booked and will be a nice easy over-the-phone appointment. At the end of your consultation you will be able to book the procedure or have a further think and get back to us at a later date.

How is the procedure performed:
It is very simple, but even little wounds take time to look amazing. The whole process is very similar to having a piercing, but it is pain free.
After your procedure you will have sutures in place. These will remain for 7 days and will be removed the following week. As we are carrying out a cosmetic procedure, we can not use dissolvable sutures due to their known scar tissue risks and higher risks of infection. The safest and best option is for us to see you after one week for removal - which is painless. 1 week later we will see you again for a scar assessment to ensure you are healing perfectly and are on track. At 12 weeks, we will email you for a follow up and at that follow up we will carry out a non-invasive superficial collagen stimulating treatment to the scar to aid in the healing process. This is a complimentary treatment and is not required, but it is encouraged for best results. By combining both removal and collagen stimulating treatments we can ensure the best outcome possible. After this treatment you will receive an email at 6 months to check in once more and offer a further treatment. Again, it is not needed but it definitely helps to stimulate collagen and give you the best results. From here, we will send one more check up at 1 year to ensure you are happy with your results and offer one more treatment should you like to have it. Our collagen treatments are non-invasive with no down time and they are nice and quick and easy to have, making them perfect for client convenience.
*Currently there is no extra charge for collagen stimulating treatments, your consultation will provide information on which treatment is best for you; as we do offer multiple treatments*

The science behind the procedure in its simplest:
When a new piercing is placed in the skin, the underlying tissue heals and creates new tissue, this is the scar. The scar does not come from the upper most layer of the skin known as the epidermis, and the edges do not remain a 90 degree angle. The edges of the wound round down, effectively inverting the scar at the entrance and/or exit. The centre of the piercing track being furthest from the edges tends to close the fastest in all standard piercing gauges, as it has less air to it and is moist in comparison to the outer edges. It's almost like the inside never truly heals. This is also why when a piercing placement has been worn for a long time, the passage may seem open from one end in oral piercings or both but not in the centre. In order for any wound to heal, it requires blood connection and supply. This means when we are reversing a piercing scar, we must have two open wound edges to properly close the inverted scar tissue location. The scars cannot close on their own as it is the result of a healed wound. It can only shrink in diameter or depth at best. To close any atrophic piercing scar, all scar tissue must be removed as well as a small amount of healthy tissue for the two healthy edges to re-seal with out the depression.

It is important to remember when considering this treatment that we are substituting one scar for a much better, less visible scar. Once the skin is damaged, it will always be damaged and there is no way to reverse this entirely. We can only minimise the appearance of the damage, however by combining the revision with collagen stimulation treatments we can get a pretty close to perfect result. (see image for results)

What alternative treatments are available for correction?
Acid, laser, micro needling and microdermabrasion treatments are commonly used for scar treatment, however while some work wonders on acne, it is not suitable for near all piercing scars as a piercing scar is a true break in the skin with a tube-like scar formation.
These treatments are designed for more superficial scar tissue like acne and blemishes. In most cases these treatment options require multiple costly treatments over a much longer time frame and may only soften the appearance of a piercing scar, rather than correct it. That is why we use superficial treatments like theses after the revision to maximise the results and not as a the focus of treatment. Our before and after images will show clients at different stages in healing to give and create a broad view and realistic expectations.

How many treatments will I need?
1 scar revision treatment, and 1-3 maximum collagen treatment should you wish to enhance your results further. They are not required for good results and are completely complimentary.
It’s important to remember the longer a piercing has been worn or a scar left untreated, the more tissue damage in surrounding skin will have been created from the scar. This can create both a case of muscle memory and weakness in the skin, resulting in both fine lines and wrinkles in the area. The health of the skin and individuals age will also play a role in the final results which is why we offer an anti-aging treatment with the revision for best possible results. It is important to treat both the inverted scar and the effects of the that scar on the surrounding skin.

What is the healing like?
From the day of the procedure, there will be sutures left in the location for 7 days, depending on the correction. *Please note we do not offer dissolvable skin sutures as an option for cosmetic procedures, as they increase scar tissue development risks and increase risks of infection. Sutures are required to be removed after the 7 - 10 days' time frame. Sutures are very discreet and a hair-like thickness. Once feeling returns, a dull aching sensation is normal for 12 - 24 hours at maximum. After this it will go away and feel normal. Some light bleeding may happen on day one, not commonly after though. Bruising is always possible but most find it will be gone by day 2 and at very latest 14 days. There may be some tenderness to the area lasting around 14 days. More so when touched too much. The location should always be supported while sutures are in and for the following 1 - 2 weeks after removal. This can be done simply with a skin tone Steri-Strip.

When will I see results?
As soon as sutures are removed there is a noticeable change, however the area will still be fresh. A more true to accurate results will be seen once the scar settles and forms this may be around 12 weeks. Before this, the location is still repairing rapidly. It will not be noticeable to others, but you may notice slight differences here and there. After 12 months, there will be very minimal change in the appearance, making your treatment to the location during the first year important for best long term results.

Pricing:
Consultation fee:
$50.00
*Please note this fee is for your appointment and is required at time of booking to secure the appointment. No deposit, no booking. There is no payment required at the time of consultation.

Treatment Price starts at $360.00, plus $120.00 per extra scar in the one procedure.
After a consultation, Cherry will be able to give a set price for the procedure.

Keloid & Hypertrophic Scar Tissue

A scar is a fibroblastic replacement of normal healthy skin tissue. The tissue forms by force of resolution rather than natural ageing and regeneration.

The type of scarring and degree of the scar is determined by many factors including the size of the initial wound and the amount of time between the trauma and complete healing of the site.
Other common factors include location and tension on the wound and infection. Commonly with piercing scars we see prolonged healing due to many factors and quite often the circumstance surrounding the piercing were never going to allow for healing. Commonly we see piercings with low quality, externally threaded jewellery with high nickel exposure creating sensitivity and skin conditions like dermatitis, incorrect jewellery shape and sizing for location and or anatomy, incorrect placement of piercing for anatomy or angle going against tissue and incorrect aftercare treatment being advised.

Piercings are true brakes in the skin and are required to be treated as such. They also consist of a foreign item being permanently placed in the skin making biocompatibility highly important along with surface finish.

It is most common to see scar formation in cartilage areas of the body due to the layering of the tissue in these areas creating a longer healing time frame than that of a soft tissue area or an area of better blood supply.

Having an enlarged scar form in a cartilage piercing does not make you prone to keloids and in a lot of cases these scars classified as keloids actually started as hypertrophic scars that have been left untreated or not treated correctly and have not had correction made regarding jewellery quality and suitability. Full thickness wounds always scar. Some people find their scars are less visible than others, but either way, a piercing is a true break in the skin and will result in a scar. The size is dictated by other events.
This combination leads to a continued state of aggravation and stimulation in the overactive cells, essentially it is like creating a chronic wound because it is never allowed to heal properly.

Sometime people get to the point they are ready to give up and remove the piercing however once the growth has hit a certain size and has been left for an extended amount of time it will no longer decrease on its own as it would have in earlier stages. 

We also have the impact of toxicity from cheaper metals leave trace elements to the tissue the after removal continue an irritation to the skin and the added complication of infections that may have happened during the piercings time in the body and after.

It is highly important for us to assess your scar and see what type of tissue you have in order to know how and if we can treat the scar or provided further information on alternative treatments options. 

For most people with cartilage scars the issue is cosmetic and they have never had scar tissue complication previously. This makes for a good candidate. If a person has experienced enlarged scars or true keloids on soft tissue locations, then there is a chance we may not be able to assist solely or if at all. If the keloid required intervention and we feel there is a risk, we will always advise of this as we will need to team up with your regular physician for further monitoring and prevention of re-development. It is always easier to prevent than treat however if the risks of treatment outweigh the benefit of intervention than we cannot offer the service. don’t let that get you down though, everyone thinks they have the worst scars that are impossible to treat and in all my years I have only ever had to say no to possibly one person.    

Normal skin tissue has a matrix of collagen sheets, compared to scars which have organized unidirectional collagen bundles. This leads to prominent or raised tissue unlike normal undamaged skin tissue. In some cases, scars require treatment in an attempt to control the stages and growth it is forming.
Typically, significant scar formation is separated into two categories: Hypertrophic and keloid.

After your treatment we monitor your scar formation and apply a precautionary stage one treatment option to the scar. Being that these scars are more so the result of a negative piercing the chances of recurrence are lower than a standard soft wound that formed the same scar.

Hypertrophic scars are defined as a scar that form an excessive amount of tissue production at the site of the injury, which remain within the boundaries of the initial wound. These can also be subdivided into linear or widespread hypertrophic scars. In most people these scars soften over time without the need for treatment to control the scar. If control is required products like medical silicone dressings are a first stage intervention for these scars. Scars once healed and during healing can undergo further treatments to decrease scar size. We have multiple treatments we offer in the Studio for scar revision. The over stimulation of a hypertrophic scar can give the impression of a keloid scar and form a similar style mass however in most cases this over stimulation is never actually the formation of a true keloid. The two types of scars while very similar to each other in many ways have a few differences in how they look and it’s these difference that allow us to predict the likelihood of a scar reforming and the expected results we can achieve.

Keloids have a tendency of not softening much at all and not reducing much in size which can make people feel very sensitive regarding the growth size and be insecure about its noticeability. 

Keloid scars involve excessive scarring that extends beyond the boundaries of the initial wound and the impregnation of surrounding healthy tissue. This is one of the most important points we assess during your consultation, it is inevitably the impregnation of healthy tissue that will determine how easily the removal process will go. There are some differences to the formation of the scar and the time line in which they form, including the types of collagen fibres that form in the scar itself.
Scars can be graded and categorized by their appearance and by individual factors including the size, the scars height or depression, thickness, pigment, vascularity, flexibility, individuals pain, itching and discomfort. It is these characteristics that can turn a once classified hypertrophic scar into a keloid scar. There are many different methods used for categorization too. 
Please see images for indication on pre-consultation self-assessment and to further understand why we classify some types of keloids as not true keloids even though they now present the required traits of a true keloid scar and how this point is what makes it more effectively treated than a true keloid.

Pre Procedure Information

Getting to Cherrycore

  • Address: 39 Main Street, Upwey, Victoria 3158.
  • Transport: The nearest train station is Upwey Station. It is within a 2 minute walking distance should a public transport option be required.
    Should you wish to drive, you will be perfectly fine and able to drive yourself to and from the Studio. There is ample parking nearby, with 4hr parking found 5 shops up the street from the Studio.

The Day of the Procedure
Please be showered and as clean as possible. No strong deodorants or perfume are to be worn, no smoking, no caffeine, no medications unless notified of prior and approved. Eat a hearty meal within 2 hours of your appointment. Drink water and please feel free to bring snacks and liquid.
Your procedure length will be given during your consultation and is dependent on your needs.
It is important to take your procedure seriously and to make sure to leave your day as stress free as possible, both before and after the procedure with minimal activity.
Your comfort is our priority, and for this reason we have fitted our clinical procedure room with an iPad, and we supply disposable headphones so you can simply relax watching Netflix or YouTube while the procedure is being carried out.

Your Arrival Time

While our clinic will endeavour to minimise your waiting time, it is highly important to be punctual to all appointments.
Please aim to arrive 15 minutes earlier to your procedure time to prevent issues with traffic delays and to fill in client paperwork. If you are worried that you may be late to any of your appointments, a phone call should be made out of courtesy and to confirm that the appointment can still continue.
If you are late, we may be required to rebook your procedure / appointment.
For our rebooking policy, please see the Disclosure Statement at the end of this page.

Personal Information and Privacy
Cherrycore does not share your personal information with any third party persons or organisations for marketing or further use.
Your information will be stored complying with the Victorian health regulations and available to you on request.

Medications
If you are taking or start taking any medications (including non prescription, over the counter or herbal alternative medicines, vitamins, pre-workout etc) that are not documented in your consultation form, the Studio must be made aware of this prior to the procedure immediately.
This includes generic pain relief like aspirin and Nurofen.
After the procedure, you will be able to take Panadol and Panadeine if it is safe for you, and only if necessary.
If you have allergies, or have not used paracetamol before, you must consult with your regular GP before using any new medications.

Preparing for your Procedure
Your Responsibilities
You have the responsibility to:

  • Find out about your treatment options.
  • Answer questions about your health frankly and honestly.
  • Follow your treatment and inform the Studio if you are not able to.
  • Keep appointments or notify the Studio if unable to attend.
  • Pay the fees quoted in full on the completion of the procedure.
  • Maintain skin hydration and health.
If you are aware of any particular conditions that may cause undue harm to others or staff, this should be disclosed prior to your procedure or at time of arrival.

Diet
This information is general in nature. Make sure that any changes are right for you prior to changing your diet. 
In the lead up to your procedure date, we ask that you make sure that you are eating
a healthy, balanced diet; giving you the all vitamins and minerals that you require for fast healing and to allow the best results possible. It is important to make sure your intake includes foods that contain good amounts of vitamins A, B, C along with iron. These all play a big part in healthy, fast healing. Orange vegetables like carrots, pumpkin, and sweet potato are good sources for vitamin A. Strawberries and capsicum are two of the best forms of vitamin C, and also helps your body absorb iron which helps with energy and blood consistency. Vitamin B is commonly found in asparagus, spinach, broccoli, beets and lentils to name a few. All of these things will help collagen and energy needed for cell repair.
Drink plenty of water and avoid all caffeinated drinks, drugs and alcohol for 2 weeks prior and for ideally at least 4 weeks after your procedure.
If you have not had a blood check with in the last 6-12 months, this is also something to consider having done prior. If you are having blood tests, make sure to check Iron, vitamin D and Vitamin B12. You can also check immune function including thyroid.
It is important to be health at all points of your life and more so when altering the body.

Sleeping
It is highly important to have well rested sleep in the days leading up to your procedure and the following 2 – 8 weeks after your procedure to aid in scar repair and prevent prolonged healing. Should your procedure be located on your ear, you will be required to use a travel pillow while sleeping for the first 4 - 8 weeks to prevent rupturing or damaging your ear while healing. It is best to start this process a few days prior to get used to and comfortable with the pillow. If you do not have a travel pillow or would like to have a look at a few options you will find both beaded and memory foam at Spotlight and a variety of beaded at Kmart. The travel pillow will take the place of your normal pillow and is not used around the neck but on the bed allowing your ear to sit in the hole when laying on your side. If you are a back sleeper a pillow will not be needed.

Skin Health
In the days leading up to your procedure, it is important to make sure that the skin is healthy with no dryness. A basic moisturiser will help to maintain skin health and provide a great head start for cell repair.
After your procedure, when the skin is healed, make sure to apply sunscreen to the area when outdoors, it’s important to be sun smart at all times. It is very important to use UV protection as the scars will burn much more easily than surrounding tissue, which can result in pigmentation issues.

Scar Tissue and Results
While we will do our best to minimise visible scars it is unavoidable to have some visible scars while healing. After healing, the scars will become less and less noticeable. By 12 months, most people find that they can not see where the incisions were made, however if you have an event closer to your procedure date and are concerned that the thin connecting lines may be noticeable, the use of young blood mineral make up can be applied over the top (not all mineral make ups are made the same, we only recommend young blood over the scars with in the first 3 months after 2 weeks).
We have multiple stages of scar repair, the first being the first 2 weeks after the procedure. This is when your closure point will be its most delicate. The second phase of scar repair takes a following 8-10 weeks, hitting a total of 12 weeks. At this point in time, the scar is bonded and more durable with less inflammation and is less active. There are no issues sleeping on the ears/location at this point, and returning to life as if nothing happened.
Scar tissue over growth is associated with the weeks leading up to this, however if you are prone to keloid development, it may start to show at this point and it is important to come in should there be a concern.
Silicone dressings can be used after 4 weeks to help support the healing process should you wish to use them.
You will have multiple check ups to insure your wounds and scars are healing as they should be. These check ups will be both via email and unperson depending on the stage of healing and individual needs. At most unperson check ups after the 12wk mark complementary skin tightening and scar reduction treatments will be offered to improve results.

What to Avoid

  • No caffeine ideally 1-2 week prior and 2 weeks after
  • No smoking 1 week prior and 2 weeks after
  • No drugs or alcohol 2 weeks prior and 4 weeks after
  • No sleeping on the the treated area directly for 4-12 weeks after
  • No pulling or rough contact for at least 8–12 weeks after   No intense exercise for at least 2 weeks after the procedure, walking is fine.
  • Depending on individual health as to what exceptions can be safely made and will be discussed during your consult, if you are unsure on what these are relating to your health since discussing at your consultation, please email us.

Infection Control
The Cherrycore Studio is committed to promoting infection control awareness to both staff and clients. All staff are trained in infection control and carry out regular renewal training.
All clients and visitors are encouraged to use hand sanitiser located at entry, in the waiting area and with supervision in procedure rooms to assist with reducing infection risks.
We also ask that visitors with colds, gastroenteritis or other contagious diseases do not visit the Studio, in order to prevent the spread of these infections.
Should you fall sick prior to your procedure, you must notify the Studio as soon as possible to rebook. No client will be treated while sick or presenting any cold-like symptoms.

Risks
The following list is not intended to frighten. All complications are avoidable or treatable and are listed for transparency to help you make an educated opinion on your procedure.
Your procedure will be carried out with a single use sterile procedure kit. However, infection is always possible with any skin trauma, making all risks associated with infection possible. Should you suspect an issue like an infection, the Studio must be notified promptly and medical attention must be sought out immediately.   Common signs of infection are; Bright fire redness to skin tone, Shiny/scaly skin appearance, Abnormal amount of swelling effecting surrounding skin, Radiant heat, An intolerable pain while not touching or touching, feeling unwell (be it nausea or diarrhoea), fever or chills.

All procedure wounds and scars are delicate within the first few weeks, making it incredibly important to be careful both during the day and night not to tug or have any pulling to the location.

As listed, a travel pillow is required to prevent sleeping on the ears should your procedure be located on the ear. Using the provided support garment for the first 8 weeks will increase healing speed, reduce scar tissue formation and is required to help prevent any night time injuries. Should you not use this it is your responsibility to mention so as we maybe able to offer alternatives.

It is the clients’ responsibility to make sure all necessary steps are taken to heal the procedure and prevent injury.
While all risks are low risks, they are still risks and any incidents will not be at Cherrycore’s expense to repair. We understand it would be devastating to have anything happen, but we cannot offer free repairs for those that have accidents or do not follow instructions properly. Just the same, we are not responsible or obligated to offer compensation for mistreatment resulting in the need of medications and medical bills.

It is the client’s responsibility to prevent cross contamination with their home care.
Should there be any confusion on how to clean, this must be addressed prior to the procedure.
Aftercare will be re-covered and demonstrated after the procedure for extra clarity.
Scar tissue development will depend on each individual genetically as well as how they have cared for their wound. Following care instructions will minimise risks of over development in scar tissue.

Disclosure

Agreement
When booking the procedure, you are agreeing that you have been given the opportunity to ask questions and have received all information that you require.
You are agreeing that this is your decision to have your appearance altered.
You are agreeing that you understand all healing instructions must be followed and any negative outcome due to not following these is at your own responsibility to correct and seek help.
You understand Cherrycore reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for non disclosed reasons.
You understand that should you not comply with the agreement to follow both aftercare and attend all required appointments, your agreement will be terminated and you will forfeit your complementary extra treatments.
Complementary skin treatments can not be rescheduled once booked.
1-2 treatments are guaranteed per person depending on their needs.
Skin tightening and scar treatments are valued between $150 - $250 per treatment out side of the complementary package.

Re-Piercing & Jewellery wear
Re-piercing the location cannot be done for at least 12 weeks at very earliest, and is not ideal before 12 months and should be reassessed before having the piercing for safety. You are welcome to come in at any time for a check up should you wish to book at no cost.
Re-piercing should not be done with anything but a needle, and should be performed in our Studio as all piercers are trained and offer best practice services. If you choose to have the piercing done elsewhere, we cannot be held accountable for any damage created to the correction/revision or alteration.
In the event of enlargement, your jewellery will be implant grade glass and required to be worn during healing with or with our sutures.
For coin slots, a free sizing fitting is offered after 12 weeks to guarantee measurements. Jewellery may be suitable after 4-6 weeks depending on assessment.

Sickness
You are required to notify the Studio should you come down with a cold or any sickness including hay-fever within 2 weeks prior to your procedure. This may effect your ability to have the procedure and will need discussing via phone.

Cancelations and Rebooking Fees
In the event of a Last Minute Cancelation, the below fees will apply; (A cancelation made within 3 weeks of your procedure is considered to be a Last Minute Cancelation)

  • Cancelation fee: is equal to 25% of your quoted booking price (this will be deducted from your initial booking payment)
  • New booking payment: The total procedure price is required in advance to rebook, plus a rebooking fee of $120.00 for administrative costs.
  • In the event of a cancelation, you will be issued an invoice that clearly outlines the costs involved.
  • In the event of a second cancellation you will not be offered a re booking option and forfeit all payments made.
It is your responsibility to ensure you are able to attend your appointments as schedule.

Aftercare

Atrophic Scar Revision Aftercare

Aftercare provided:
NeilMed sterile wound wash, certified organic jojoba oil, sterile gauze, fine crushed natural sea salt (if applicable).

You will need to provide for healing:
Mini bandaids if applicable.

APPLICATION:
  • Always thoroughly wash hands with antimicrobial hand soap (or antibacterial at minimum) and water before touching your wound.
  • After your procedure a simple mini bandaid will be used to cover the site.
  • After your procedure, make sure to rest and eat well for the remainder of the day.
  • Minimise movement and stretching the area for the following 12 hours.
  • In the morning after your procedure, remove your dressing slowly and carefully, do not pull at your skin, use jojoba oil to assist removing bandaid if needed but do not get on wound.
  • Once your dressing/s are removed thoroughly flush location with NeilMed wound wash by placing a face towel 5cm under location and spraying over the area. If not looking clean, mix up sea salt solution; 1 cup of warm water to 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt and soak for 2 minute then re spray with NeilMed.
  • Pat dry with sterile gauze after spraying.
  • Once dry you can use mini bandaids to protect the wound or leave exposed.
  • After cleaning, leave until the evening and repeat cleaning.
  • Your cleaning is simple and only needed twice a day;
      • Shower
      • Spray
      • Dry
    Unless soaking is required too; in which case it is;
      • Shower
      • Spray
      • Soak
      • Spray
      • Dry
EXTRA AFTERCARE NOTES
  • Cold packs can be used during the first 2 days.
  • After the procedure, leave dressings on location until the next morning.
  • If there is bleeding during this time, apply pressure.
  • It is important to keep the area free from dirt including make up and skin care products.
  • Any bruising will be minor and will be gone quickly, this is not of concern. If you are worried about bruising, please contact the Studio immediately.
  • After sutures are removed and there are no scabs, the provided Jojoba oil should be used at least once daily on treated location and surrounding tissue for at least 12wks.This will help minimise stress on the wound edges and keep scar tissue to a minimum.
  • Care instructions will be given and adjusted at your appointments as needed.

Hypertrophic Scar & Keloid Removal Aftercare

Aftercare provided:
NeilMed sterile wound wash, head garment (if applicable), certified organic jojoba oil, sterile gauze, fine crushed natural sea salt (if applicable).

You will need to provide for healing:
Travel pillow for (ear procedures only).

APPLICATION:
  • Always thoroughly wash hands with antimicrobial hand soap (or antibacterial at minimum) and water before touching your wound.
  • After your procedure, your wounds will be covered with a surgical dressing. This must remain in place for the night.
  • After your procedure, make sure to rest and eat well for the remainder of the day.
  • Any bleeding that shows through your dressing is not a worry and the extra dressings provided should be used for extra absorption. You can place your head dressing on to hold extra dressings and apply extra compression to the wounds if needed and applicable.
  • When sleeping, you must use your travel pillow only if you are a side sleeper with your ear compression garment. Failure to do so can result in rupture and healing complications.
  • In the morning after your procedure, apply Jojoba oil over the paper adhesive dressing tape only and leave for 10 minutes. We recommend having breakfast in this time while you wait as it will help lift the dressings by moving the jaw while eating.
  • Remove your dressing slowly and carefully, do not pull at your skin or get oil on wound.
  • Once your dressing/s are removed, have a shower for at least 2-5 minutes getting the ear/s wet to help remove any build up and help stimulate blood circulation.
  • After showering, thoroughly flush ear/s with NeilMed wound wash by placing a towel over your shoulder and spraying both front and back of the ear/s. If not looking clean, mix up sea salt solution 1 cup of warm water to 1/4 teaspoon and soak for 2 minute then re spray with NeilMed.
  • Either air dry or pat dry with sterile gauze after spraying. Keep hair away from wound at all times.
  • Once dry you can used 2 bandaids to protect the wound or leave exposed.
  • After cleaning, leave until the evening and repeat cleaning by having a shower and so forth.
  • Your cleaning is simple and only needed twice a day;
      • Shower
      • Spray
      • Dry
    Unless soaking is required too; in which case it is;
      • Shower
      • Spray
      • Soak
      • Spray
      • Dry
Extra Notes:
  • Any bruising that appears will be gone between 1-14 days as a guide and is not of concern. If you are worried about bruising, please contact the Studio immediately.
  • The wound and the the scar will need caring for for between 2-12 weeks.
  • After 2 weeks when there are no scabs, the provided Jojoba oil should be used at least once daily on the scar and surrounding tissue for at least 12 weeks - This will be covered at your follow up.
  • Your wounds will go through multiple stages of healing, 1 - 12 weeks is the most active time frame, and then 6 - 12 months you should see your scars disappear to a less noticeable state.

Consultations

For your convenience, all consultations are conducted via phone call. Simply submit your Pre Consultation Enquiry form below, and one of our helpful team members will be in contact shortly to secure your appointment.

Please make sure to enter your name and contact information correctly so that we can contact you.
If you have not received a response within 3 days, please send us a follow up email as this generally means that the message has either ended up in your Junk, or your email address is listed incorrectly.

The consultation begins by having an opportunity to discuss your ideas, concerns & expectations about the procedure along with allowing time for any relevant questions that you may have.

In your consultation, we will:
  • Go over your medical history to evaluate your suitability for our procedure.
  • Discuss your options and take your preferences into account when deciding on the most appropriate treatment for you.
  • If you require a second consultation due to extended length of time between your consultation (6 - 12 months) and moving forward with the procedure, the second consultation fees are increased to $150.00.

Your appointment
At the time of your Phone Consultation, please have your phone on you and be free from distraction.
Your consultation is estimated to take between 15 - 30 minutes.

Procedure Pre-Consultation Enquiry