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Scar Treatment

When you undergo surgery or sustain an injury, the body’s natural healing process will result in the formation of scar tissue. Although scars are visible on the surface of the skin, scar tissue can also form internally, affecting muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

However, scar tissue is not as functional as the original tissue it replaces. Unlike healthy skeletal muscle tissue, scar tissue lacks a consistent form, and the collagen fibres are not arranged in a striated pattern, which can lead to a loss of flexibility and normal contraction.

While an external scar may appear healed, there may be underlying scar tissue formation beneath the skin. This can result in joint stiffness, bowel obstruction, palpable bumps under the skin, and pain in the affected area, such as frozen shoulder.


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Achilles Tendonitis

Back Pain

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dupuytren’s Disease

Frozen Shoulder

Golfer’s Elbow


Hip Pain

Knee Calcification

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Morton’s Neuroma

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Patellar Tendinitis – Jumpers Knee

Plantar Fasciitis – Heel Pain


Scar Tissue Treatment

Shoulder Calcification

Shoulder Tendinitis & Bursitis

Stress Fractures

Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis

Therapy for Diabetics with Frozen Shoulder

Trigger Finger

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How Scars Have Been Treated Traditionally

Scar tissue has been traditionally removed using a variety of methods, some of which are more invasive and, risky than others. Here are a few examples:

  1. Excision: Excision involves cutting out the scar tissue and stitching the skin back together. This method is still used today for some types of scars, particularly those that are large or deep. However, it can be risky and may result in new scars or other complications.
  2. Dermabrasion: Dermabrasion involves using a specialized tool to “sand” down the surface of the skin, removing the scar tissue and allowing new, healthy skin to grow in its place. This method is effective for some types of scars but can be painful and may require multiple treatments.
  3. Chemical peels: Chemical peels involve applying a chemical solution to the skin, which causes the outer layer to peel away, revealing fresh, new skin underneath. This method can be effective for some types of scars but can also be painful and may cause temporary redness or swelling.

Using Shockwave Therapy to Manage Scars

Scars can be unsightly and may cause emotional distress, particularly if they are located in a visible area.

Shockwave therapy can be used in scar treatment by promoting the regeneration of damaged tissue, breaking down scar tissue, reducing inflammation, increasing blood flow to the affected area and encouraging the growth of new, healthy tissue.

What Happens During Shockwave Therapy for Scar Tissue?

We will isolate the area that needs to be treated, then using our focussed shockwave equipment we will start sending gentle impulses to the area. Discomfort will be kept to a minimum and gradually the impulses will become more intense, although little pain will be felt and if it is it will gradually dissipate over a few days.

Another advantage of shockwave therapy is that it is relatively safe and has few side effects. Unlike traditional scar treatments, such as surgery or corticosteroid injections, shockwave therapy does not require anesthesia or a recovery period, and patients can typically resume normal activities immediately following the procedure.

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How Long Will the Scar Tissue Shockwave Treatment Take to Work?

The time it takes for shockwave therapy to work in treating scar tissue can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the type and severity of the scar, the patient’s overall health and healing ability, and the specific treatment plan used.

In general, our patients start to see some improvement in their scar tissue within a few weeks of starting shockwave therapy. However, it can take several sessions of treatment over the course of several weeks or months to achieve optimal results.

We are one of the few clinics in the country offering this as a solution to this condition and we recommend you book an appointment soon.


Shockwave Clinics Ltd is the leading shockwave clinic in London and the UK with the most advanced and comprehensive range of shockwave and complimentary technologies, including magneto transduction therapy and radio frequency.

For over 10-years we have been using Focused Shockwave to treat numerous muscular problems caused by sports injuries as well as back pain, problems caused by invasive surgery and simple old age.