"Healing Wounds Of War" Scar Revision Techniques

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By Jeffrey Donaldson, MD |

Zwivel – March 2017 – “Healing The Wounds of War: Vietnam ‘Napalm Girl’ Benefits from New Scar Revision Techniques”

Dr. Donaldson was interviewed for a Zwivel article, “Healing The Wounds of War: Vietnam ‘Napalm Girl’ Benefits from New Scar Revision Techniques”. The following is an excerpt – Click here for the full article.

Dr. Jeffrey H. Donaldson: Medical Grade Skincare Lines, Microneedling, Fillers, and Lasers

Dr. Jeffrey H. Donaldson of Columbus, Ohio offers Epionce, Environ, SkinMedica, and Elta MD sun protection as a first line of care for scars. “These medical grade skincare lines help fight aging, combat acne, and correct pigment while reducing the appearance and redness of scars”, explains Donaldson.

Another option he suggests is a minimally-invasive procedure that improves skin tone and quality called microneedling. Dr. Donaldson explains how with this treatment his estheticians use a small probe to “deliver a precise series of pulses to the affected area. This triggers the release of natural growth factors and stimulates new collagen and elastin.” In response to this process, the skin plumps and thickens, not only reducing the appearance of scars but also fine lines and wrinkles.

An optional multi-use solution involves employing various dermal fillers to help disguise scars resulting from injury, or for that matter, even past acne breakouts. Injections of Juvederm, Restylane, Vobella, Voluma and other dermal fillers can help restore volume.

As a stronger option, Dr. Donaldson recommends a Halo laser combined with separate BBL treatments to treat pigmented skin, scars, and acne.  This hybrid fractional laser combines non-ablative and ablative wavelengths, and when combined with a BBL treatment will provide outstanding results. Broadband Light (BBL) is a “new, cutting-edge technology that addresses a wide spectrum of skin issues”, explains Donaldson.

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