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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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.

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13:42 18 Jul 24
My experience with Carolina Pintos Therapy has been fantastic! Patty is the absolute best!!! The entire staff is wonderful and the clinic is beautiful. About 48-hrs post op I developed a small... hematoma (nothing urgent, but uncomfortable). My 1st session wasn't scheduled to take place until the following day. I called the clinic asking if they could possibly work me in as I wanted to make sure I addressed the hematoma as quickly as possible. The front desk spoke with Carolina and squeezed me in within an hour of my call! They were fully booked, I wasn't an established patient yet, and they still went above and beyond to squeeze me in that morning! I have now had 7 sessions with Patty and I'm so happy with the results! At each appt, she customizes the therapy based on how I'm healing and what I need. I'm grateful to have found Patty and Carolina Pintos Therapy!read more
Tierney SlaughterTierney Slaughter
14:16 17 Jul 24
I had my first appointment and it went very well. The office is very nice and clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I can’t wait to see my final results from this journey.
Kelly NevarezKelly Nevarez
13:30 16 Jul 24
I went to Carolina’s after having surgery for a post-op lymphatic massage and I have to say it was great! I was even able to meet Carolina before my massage where she went over what the masseuse was... going to do and the expectations during my massage. I loved the tailored experience! I already have my next session scheduled!read more
Leah DavesLeah Daves
17:10 14 Jul 24
First of all, I want to say everyone was absolutely lovely here. The environment was great and my therapist was awesome. Now, the reason for my three stars. I called at least six different places in... the Houston metro looking for post op massage for read more
Bryana Auzenne (BRY)Bryana Auzenne (BRY)
04:53 14 Jul 24
Truly such an amazing place !!! I was in shock seeing my results as they were outstanding. I’ve gotten treatments at other places but this was so much better !!! pricing was really good too 🙂... definitely will be backread more
Sammie KimSammie Kim
23:59 01 Jul 24
I always felt so bloated and thought i would give this a try to aid my health journey. At first I was a bit skeptical but after going a few times I started to really feel the difference. One of my... many insecurities was my waist. I never really had curves and always felt bloated. Jackie was my therapist and she really worked her magic. She was kind enough to explain what she was doing and even paid close attention to my concerns. It was my first time trying any type of lymphatic massage or slimming massage but I am so glad I tried it. My weight overall is down only 3lbs BUT my waist is down by a whole pants size! The picture shows me from my first session vs. my fifth session. I would definitely recommend for those that are on a slimming journey! Ask for Jackie she has the hands of a god!read more
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21:21 24 Jun 24
Such a nice place and the workers are so kind and know how to do their job. So relaxing and would totally recommend to everyone!
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: How long does it take for scar tissue to heal after surgery, making it harder to undo?

A: The time it takes for scar tissue to heal after surgery and become harder to undo varies from patient to patient. Typically, the initial healing phase, where the skin and tissue start to close and heal, takes about 1 to 2 weeks. Scar tissue begins to form and can last from a few weeks to several months, with well-formed scar tissue usually present by 6 to 8 weeks. However, the scar continues to mature and strengthen for up to a year or more. During this maturation phase, the scar may initially appear red and raised but will gradually flatten and fade. For optimal recovery and preventing excessive scar tissue formation, it is crucial to follow the therapist’s recommendations and engage in consistent treatment and therapy, often one session per week for 6 to 8 weeks, with some patients needing less time and others a bit more.

Q: Who would benefit most from our scar tissue and fibrosis treatment?

A: Our scar tissue and fibrosis treatment are ideal for those:

  • Patients recovering from various surgeries: Especially those in the weeks or months post-operation who continue to experience stiffness and pain, where fibrosis might be impeding recovery.
  • Individuals who have undergone cryotherapy: Those who have developed scar tissue as a side effect of treatments such as cryolipolysis, which can sometimes lead to fibrotic changes in the treated areas.
  • People with chronic post-surgical pain: Including patients who have had surgeries like C-sections, hernia repairs, or orthopedic surgeries, and are suffering from lingering discomfort due to scar tissue.
  • Individuals with cosmetic concerns about scars: Including those resulting from burns or other skin traumas who are seeking to improve skin texture and flexiblity.
  • Clients who have undergone intensive body contouring procedures: Who require management of fibrotic tissue to ensure smooth results and optimal outcomes from their treatments.
  • Athletes recovering from muscle injuries: Who need to break down fibrotic tissue to restore full range of motion and prevent long-term mobility issues.
  • Patients with internal scarring from invasive procedures: Such as those with adhesions after abdominal surgeries, which can cause chronic pain and other complications.
  • Aging individuals experiencing increased skin rigidity: Who want to maintain skin elasticity and reduce discomfort associated with aging-related fibrotic changes.
  • People dealing with specific fibrotic conditions: Like Dupuytren’s contracture or Peyronie’s disease, where fibrosis significantly impacts functionality and quality of life.
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: 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.

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.

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