About 4D Scar Reconstruction
4D (Definitive Depth Dynamic Detachment) Scar Reconstruction is pioneered by Dr Sin Yong. Dr Sin Yong is currently the only doctor in Singapore capable of delivering this technique for scar revision.
Scars can result from accidents or diseases such as acne or inflammation. Prolonged inflammation leads to worsening of scars and scars require specific treatments to get better. 4D Scar Reconstruction utilises multiple treatment modalities and erases scars from diseases or accidents. Using this technique of treating scars, we achieve expedient improvement. Within the 4D Scar Reconstruction Programme, Dr Sin Yong utilises various devices to target ice pick, boxcar and rolling scars all on the same setting.
Needless to say, degree of downtime also corresponds to results.
TCA Pint is also employed by Dr Sin Yong on the same setting to create chemical reconstruction of skin surface.
What Kind of Results Do I Expect?
Treatment results are PERMANENT, and do not employ the use of any fillers. This is also a definitive one-time solution for acne scars.
Different modalities by Dr Sin Yong allows a life changing experience for our patients hit by acne scars or even scars from accidents.
4D (Definitive Depth Dynamic Detachment) Scar Reconstruction achieves consistent patient satisfaction where they notice up to 80% improvement with just one single treatment session.
*These are patients who have tried lasers, energy-based devices, microneedling, fillers etc. have only experienced limited improvement.
How The Scars Look Post Reconstruction
Firstly, Dr Sin Yong defines the scars to be treated with you.
Secondly, we apply local anesthetic to the area for treatment.
Thirdly, the process of scar breakdown commences where you can hear each scar that breaks off, freeing the overlying skin surface.
Fourthly, a recovery process from swelling and bruising ensues over the next 2 weeks.
Finally, reap the final results in about a month.
How Do I Know My Severity?
The severity of facial scars needs an assessment by Dr Sin Yong before most appropriate treatment can commence.
This is done through a thorough process of history and physical evaluation. Dr Sin Yong can advise you on the best modality thereafter.
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 bruising, swelling. Additional skin changes of redness, or swelling can persist up to one month depending on the intensity of treatment. Potential risks include bleeding, collection of blood under the skin, infection, scarring, nerve damage and swelling.
With the amount of local anesthesia involved to numb the area, there is significant swelling around the treated area for the first 24 hours. Constant moisturisation and sunblock is also just as important.
Dr Sin Yong's Recommendations
An assessment of your scars is most pertinent before any commencement of procedure it. You must be comfortable with the relative downtime before we can proceed on this to make the scars way less obvious than before. Beware of other treatments that tout improvement through fillers / injection of substances within, these other treatments will only be temporary and require regular maintainance.
In addition, for atrophic scars, Dr Sin Yong uses The Time Freeze Laser Lift laser energy to stimulate collagen and production of elastin. As a result, this helps to deliver an immediate improvement to global skin texture and quality.
**Always ask your treating doctor for before and after of patient scars that they have treated, to know the degree of improvement that you may obtain.
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