Scar Tissue & Fibrosis Treatment

Our scar tissue treatment is uniquely crafted to reduce scar tissue and enhance healing. Our team is thoroughly trained in the nuances of inflammatory stages, focusing initially on managing inflammation during the acute phase. We begin our specialized treatment only after this critical period, prioritizing safety and maximizing effectiveness. This careful approach ensures a faster, more comfortable recovery. It’s no wonder that over 25 doctors in Houston exclusively trust our clinic with their patients’ care.

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What Is Fibrosis And How Do We Treat It?

Fibrosis after surgery is a condition where excess fibroblast cells in the body create tough tissue, leading to hardness under the skin. This occurs as part of the healing process, with fibroblasts being crucial for collagen disposition. Fibrosis can cause discomfort and cosmetic concerns, such as lumps, large pores, tissue discolorations, and uneven skin areas.

How to identify fibrosis following surgery?

Hardness under the Skin: The surgial area may feel unusually hard or firm.

Lumps or Nodules: You may notice lumpy textures or small nodules forming beneath the skin surface.

Skin Tightness: The skin may feel overly tight or restricted in the affected area.

Discoloration: There could be changes in skin color, such as reddening or darkening, on the surgery area.

Uneven Skin Surface: The skin may appear uneven or irregular, differing from its usual texture and appearance.

Pain or Discomfort: Fibrosis can cause a feeling of discomfort or pain in the affected area, especially when touched or during movement.

Reduced Mobility: In some cases, fibrosis may limit the range of motion or flexibility around the surgery site.

Our Scar Tissue Services

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Our clinic is conveniently located on the west side of Houston in the Energy Corridor, accessible to those in Katy, Spring, Sugar Land, Bellaire, and other surrounding areas

Scar Tissue & Fibrosis Treatment

For optimal results we recommend booking multiple sessions

High-speed vibration technology, featuring high-frequency, short-stroke vibration energy, expertly targets therapeutic areas to reduce pain and release scar tissue. The motorized hammer device in this technology offers dual motion capability, rotating at over 10,000 revolutions per minute for deep, effective therapeutic penetration. Combined with other advanced clinical techniques, the Pro3 system delivers exceptional outcomes, particularly in alleviating pain and breaking down scar tissue.

Cupping therapy is an effective approach to enhance post-surgery flexibility and promote pain relief. The therapy’s suction technique not only increases collagen and elastin but also releases fascia and breaks down scar tissue, leading to a significant improvement in range of motion. Additionally, it stimulates blood flow to the targeted areas, further facilitating mobility. Supported by research, cupping is recognized as a safe and effective method for increasing mobility and aiding the healing process.

Endermologie for scar tissueVacuum treatment is another effective post-operative recovery method, utilizing a mechanical rotating wheel with a vacuum to massage the skin to release the fascia and reduce scar tissue.

Endermologie for scar tissueRadio Frequency (RF) stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, making scar tissue more flexible, which facilitates its release and the use of suction cups or a suction machine.

Endermologie for scar tissueIn some cases where scar tissue has formed in fatty areas, the use of ultra cavitation is necessary to minimize the fatty layer so that the tissue can be released. Similarly, ultracavitation is used to reduce seromas with the supervision and permission of a doctor.

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Fibrosis Treatment Session

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Why Choose Carolina Pintos
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Personalized Care That Meet Your Unique Needs

Our expertise in post-surgery care, grounded in a deep understanding of the different inflammatory stages, ensures a safer and more effective recovery. By evaluating each patient’s specific situation before treatment, we can create a customized approach, leading to a better healing experience.

Safe And Proven Techniques

Our approach to lymphatic drainage is carefully performed to effectively reduce swelling. In cases where a patient has a JP drain, we seamlessly integrate this into our drainage process. We prioritize safe practices, avoiding reopening incisions post-drain to prevent complications. Our treatments are carefully timed, treating scar tissue only after the acute inflammatory stage has surpassed, ensuring a coordinated and safe recovery. We also work closely with your surgeon for streamlined and effective healing.

Complementary Surgery Garment Assistance

We recognize the importance of surgical garments in enhancing post-operative recovery. Our service includes assisting clients with fitting these essential garments, tailored to individual needs regarding size, compression level, and specific areas of recovery. We ensure that as your body heals and changes, your garment continues to fit perfectly, thus maximizing comfort and effectiveness throughout your recovery.

Educational Support and Home Care Guidance

We focus on thorough educational support and home care guidance for our patients. Our team gives detailed advice on activities to do and avoid at home, customizing suggestions based on each patient’s specific surgery and recovery needs. This includes key dos and don’ts to avoid complications, lower infection risk, and ensure overall health.

Praises From Our Clients

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Chandra WillisChandra Willis
22:49 12 Apr 24
This place is wonderful! I highly recommend. Patricia is the best😊😊😊♥️. They are truly a wonderful team!
Leslie EzellLeslie Ezell
13:47 12 Apr 24
Carolina and her staff is amazing. Very professional and knowledgeable.
Claudia CuevasClaudia Cuevas
19:01 10 Apr 24
Miss Patricia is the absolute best! She is the master of lymphatic massage. Her expertise shows every time I have been treated by her and has made a great difference in my health. Lucky to have found... you guys!read more
Tyler Jen HiromsTyler Jen Hiroms
17:09 10 Apr 24
I had my first post-op massage therapy session and it was just so great! Verlene was my therapist and I will try booking all my sessions with her. Both she and Carolina are both so lovely and... knowledgeable. The facility is just beautiful, very clean and peaceful. Highly recommended!!!read more
Jazzie JJazzie J
13:34 09 Apr 24
What a great massage! Ambience is amazing and service is top tier!
16:55 07 Apr 24
CAROLINA IS A LIFESAVER! I had lipo 360 and a skinny BBL by Dr. Chamata 1 month ago. I endured 15 very painful lymphatic massages with another therapist. It was so uncomfortable I cried at every... session. They created more scar tissue. They never changed their technique according to what my body needed at that time. Thank God I found Carolina. All the google reviews for Carolina are exactly how I feel. I had one session and I knew right away I was in the best care possible. My body felt it. Healing after lipo is hard, lonely and you feel very lost. Carolina used a variety of massages, Radiofrequency, vibration specifically tailored to what my body needed. Her beds are soft and the room temperatures are perfect ( I get cold VERY easily) her office is warm, inviting as well as all the staff I encountered including Marisol- super sweet. My biggest regret is I wish I would have done my own due diligence and listened to my body the first time knowing the other place was not right for me. I am so happy I trusted my gut and came to Carolina. I TRUST HER FULLY & COMPLETELY. And all it took was 1 session to know this.read more
Beth CantrellBeth Cantrell
00:47 07 Apr 24
Ann is wonderful each and every time I go in. The work she’s done on my scare tissue removal and lymphatic drainage is beyond wonderful. Because of her great treatment after my surgery, this week... for the first time in over 3 years I was able to wear zip and button up jeans instead of elastic waist ones. I would highly recommend Ann and Carolina Pintos to others.read more
Lorena TLSLorena TLS
22:11 06 Apr 24
Superb service and services. The staff listens to concerns and answers all questions without the "hard sell". I felt so much better after my massage and will continue to invest in my well being at... Carolina Pinto's. Jacqueline is amazing!read more
Marina SMarina S
23:14 05 Apr 24
I had a lymphatic facial and had a wonderful experience with Ann. She is very knowledgeable especially with her medical background and truly knows her techniques. The office is lovely and clean,... staff extremely friendly. I cannot wait to go again!read more

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Is fibrosis the same as scar tissue?

A: While related, fibrosis and scar tissue are not exactly the same. Scar tissue is a type of fibrous tissue that forms as part of the body’s natural healing process following an injury or surgery, primarily composed of collagen. It’s a specific response to heal skin or tissue damage. On the other hand, fibrosis refers to the broader process of fibrous tissue formation. In essence, all scar tissue is a form of fibrosis, but not all fibrosis is scar tissue.

Q: How do you flatten scar tissue after surgery?

A: To flatten scar tissue post-surgery, we employ:

  • Radio Frequency (RF) Therapy: Enhances the flexibility of scar tissue by stimulating collagen and elastin production, aiding in its release.
  • Cupping Therapy: Improves flexibility and provides pain relief through suction. This method increases collagen and elastin, releases fascia, and helps release scar tissue.
  • High-Speed Vibration Technology: Targets pain and assists in the release of scar tissue using high-frequency vibration, achieving deep therapeutic penetration.
  • Ultra Cavitation: Aids in reducing fatty layers in scar tissue and seromas, facilitating tissue release.

These methods are used individually or in combination to effectively flatten and release scar tissue, enhancing recovery after surgery.

Q: Does scar tissue from surgery go away?

A: While scar tissue resulting from surgery doesn’t vanish entirely, its visibility and texture can be greatly diminished. The utilization of a blend of treatments aids in the formation of healthier collagen and its proper alignment, which contributes to an improved appearance and feel of the scar.

Q: How do you break up surgical scar tissue?

A: Surgical scar tissue management involves a multi-modality approach. Initially, RF therapy is applied to soften the scar tissue, enhancing its malleability. This step is crucial in preparing the tissue for subsequent treatments. Following this, specialized techniques are employed to target the deeper layers of the scar, facilitating further release and remodeling. The process is further enhanced by vacuum therapy and massage, both of which are instrumental in aiding the breakdown and remodeling of scar tissue. This combination approach ensures a comprehensive treatment, addressing the scar tissue at various depths and stages of healing.

Q: When is it too late to treat scar tissue?

A: It’s generally never too late to start therapy for scar tissue. However, the earlier the intervention, especially during the scar’s maturation phase, the more effective it tends to be.

Q: Does scar tissue hurt when pressed?

A: Yes, scar tissue may hurt when pressed, especially if it’s still in the inflammatory or early remodeling phase. Sensitivity can be reduced with consistent treatment using the combination of therapies.

Q: What does scar tissue feel like?

A: Scar tissue usually has a distinctive feel compared to the surrounding skin. It tends to be firmer or denser, with a reduced elasticity, making it feel more rigid. The sensitivity of scar tissue can vary; some people might find it more sensitive to touch, while others might experience a decrease in sensation. The surface of scar tissue can be raised, as seen in hypertrophic or keloid scars, or it can be indented, like atrophic scars. Additionally, scar tissue often lacks the typical characteristics of normal skin, such as hair follicles and sweat glands, resulting in a smoother texture. The specific texture and feel of scar tissue largely depend on factors like the nature of the injury that caused it, the individual’s healing process, and their skin type.

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