As part of Mr Olivier Amar’s dedication to innovation, research and care in the field of scarring, he has created The Scar Kit, a new way for practitioners to help people with scars who may not otherwise be able to have treatment.
Mr Olivier Amar says, “Scars, particularly facial scars, can be a cause of great stigma and distress. Many people around the world are not in a position to get help from a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. I saw a clear need for a safe and effective way to be able to treat patients with minor facial defects or scars without the need to use a potentially risky needle or blade. Any trained medical practitioner can use this simple but effective kit in almost any setting. I hope it will help set more people free from the trauma of scarring.”
The Scar Kit, developed by aesthetics company Intraline, features a revolutionary new type of cannula, designed by Mr Olivier Amar. This cannula gently treats both the cause and appearance of depressed scars. Indented scars have fibrous tissue that develops under the injury, tethering the skin to underlying tissue and pulling it downwards. Mr Olivier Amar’s GTI Cannula, developed in partnership with biomedical company Sterimex, is blunt-ended to protect delicate tissue but can gently cut through the fibrotic strands. This process allows the previously tethered scar to spring upwards and at the same time, stimulates collagen production. As the cannula is withdrawn, a tiny amount of hyaluronic filler is deposited precisely into any remaining indentation. The superficial skin defect can immediately look significantly improved.
The transportable ready to use Scar Kit contains everything the doctor or injector will need for the treatment: Sterimex GTI cannula, Intraline dermal filler, numbing cream, gloves and disposable antiseptic skin cleaning pack.