DEEP OSCILLATION® for scar treatment after removal of a basal cell carcinoma
"Following surgery to remove a basal cell carcinoma I had a long, lumpy, swollen and inflamed scar on my neck. After only one treatment of DEEP OSCILLATION® with Regina Dengler, the swelling was reduced, the hard lumps had become softer, it was less painful and the inflammation had gone! I have now had two more treatments and it continues to improve. " Elizabeth, Nottingham
Testimonial with thanks to Regina Dengler. RGN, MLD UK, BLS, Casley Smith, MLD Practitioner and Lymphoedema Therapist. Telephone 0115 845 7113. Based in Carlton Hill, Nottingham. Visit Regina's website
How DEEP OSCILLATION® helps with scar management
The treatment goals of DEEP OSCILLATION® are to reduce pain and oedema, promote mobility and wound healing and improve scar formation. Treatment, where appropriate, can commence as early as day five following surgery, initially avoiding the scar or carefully treating through the transparent bandage. Once sutures are removed, treatment is applied initially to the surrounding tissue before carefully treating the painful wound region and along the length of the scar without applying any pressure. DEEP OSCILLATION® is used to provide a dynamic wound healing with less resultant scar tissue, but it is also effective for the dispersal of hardened scar tissue.
Rebecka Blenntoft BLS, MLD UK, CDT, Vodder MLD Practitioner and Lymphoedema Therapist said recently of scar management with DEEP OSCILLATION: “We do really need to put more effort into scar tissue treatment with the Deep Oscillation machine, as the scars are softer, they do not contract, and the new collagen fibres line longitudially - making a good and flexible repair. This is really sometime I feel very strongly about - we see in human lymphoedema quite often is caused by fascial contraction of scar tissue around the lymph vessels - I do believe that if these patients received good scar tissue treatment during the formation of the granulation tissue to the remodelling that occurs at 42 days, then many biomechanical problems and lymphatic problems could be avoided completely.” http://blenntoftmld.com/human-mld/hivamat-deep-oscillation/
Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) are slow-growing, locally invasive malignant epidermal skin tumours which are thought to arise from hair follicles. The tumour infiltrates local tissues through the slow irregular growth of subclinical finger-like outgrowths and morbidity results from local tissue invasion and destruction, especially on areas of chronic sun exposure, such as the face, head and neck. With thanks to Patient.co.uk (a reliable source of trusted medical information and support).