KELOID AND SCAR REVISION IN HOUSTON, TX
Superficial Radiation Therapy Technology (SRT) is a non-invasive treatment for hypertrophic scars and keloid formations on the body. These visible and raised scars can be aesthetically displeasing, especially for those predisposed to this condition. With SRT, we can eliminate recurring tissue from forming, leaving skin smooth to the touch.
What's the Science Behind Keloid and Scar Revision?
Keloid and Scar Revision using Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT) is a scientifically advanced approach that targets the root causes of scar tissue formation. Here’s a detailed look at the science behind this innovative treatment:
Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT):
SRT is a specialized form of radiation therapy that uses low-dose radiation to target the superficial layers of the skin. Unlike traditional radiation therapy, which penetrates deeper tissues, SRT is designed to work exclusively on the skin’s surface, making it ideal for treating keloids and hypertrophic scars.
Keloids and hypertrophic scars result from an overproduction of collagen during the wound-healing process. SRT works by disrupting the cellular mechanisms responsible for this overproduction. The radiation damages the fibroblast cells that produce collagen, effectively inhibiting the formation of excessive scar tissue.
The precision of SRT allows for targeted treatment of the scar tissue without affecting the surrounding healthy skin. This is crucial for preventing the spread of keloids and hypertrophic scars, which have a tendency to grow beyond the original wound area.
Pre- and Post-Surgical Use:
In some cases, surgical removal of the scar tissue may be necessary before SRT treatment. The SRT is then applied post-surgically to prevent the recurrence of the scar tissue, offering a comprehensive approach to scar management.
Skin Tone and Texture:
Beyond reducing the size and visibility of scars, SRT also improves the skin’s tone and texture. By inhibiting collagen overproduction, the treatment helps to normalize the skin’s appearance, reducing hyperpigmentation that often accompanies scar tissue.
SRT is an FDA-approved treatment with a strong safety profile. The low-dose radiation effectively treats the scar tissue without causing harm to the surrounding healthy tissue. This reduces the risk of complications such as infection or adverse reactions.
With a 90% success rate, SRT is a highly effective treatment for preventing the recurrence of keloids and hypertrophic scars. Multiple SRT sessions may be required for optimal results, but the majority of patients experience significant improvement.
By leveraging the precision of Superficial Radiation Therapy, Keloid and Scar Revision offers a scientifically-backed, safe, and effective treatment for those struggling with problematic scar tissue. This innovative approach not only improves the appearance of scars but also prevents their recurrence, offering a long-term solution for better skin health.
Hypertrophic scars and keloid formations on the body can appear after any kind of wound and skin inflammation in predisposed individuals. These scars are benign, raised tissue visible above the skin’s surface and difficult to remove surgically as they may grow back and increase in size. With SRT technology, we are able to treat the surrounding area to improve skin texture and prevent further regrowth.
SRT uses a calibrated focused beam of radiation that treats chronic keloids and hypertrophic scarring to prevent future recurrence. This FDA-approved treatment only penetrates skin deep, and depending on the size, look, and feel of the scar tissue, surgical intervention may be required prior to SRT application. This technology is applied over the area where the scarring or keloid was removed to prevent the reformation of the problematic tissue.
SRT treats scarring at the source, damaging the underlying tissue of the skin to prevent further regrowth. In severe cases, large formations of scar tissue will be removed and treated with SRT technology for a smoother appearance of the skin and less visible pigmentation. A series of treatments may be needed for optimal results, with 90% of cases reporting no additional
This low dose of SRT safely destroys keloids and hypertrophic scars without damaging the healthy surrounding tissue. There is no cutting or stitching unless needed to remove larger keloid formations and less risk of infection.