Scar Removal in Melbourne, FL
If you have scars caused by acne, illness, surgery, or injury, versatile laser treatments performed at Essentials Medispa & Salon in Melbourne provide an excellent way to soften or dramatically reduce their appearance. Residents of Orlando and Central Florida are treated by one of our experienced, licensed skin care specialists under the direction of 4-time board-certified physician Michael Lesser, MD for spectacular results that reduce the appearance of scars by up to 80%.
How Does Laser Scar Removal Work?
Scars develop when the natural process of wound healing is altered by certain factors, such as variations in the production of collagen. Scar removal treatment works by directing pulsating laser beams into the treatment site to congeal scar tissue and activate the production of collagen and elastin, triggering the skin to repair itself and produce healthy new tissue.
Our advanced laser technology treats scar tissue in sections over several treatment sessions. Alternating areas are left untreated to provide visible improvement with minimal discomfort and recovery time. The laser tip of our fractional Cynosure® Icon™ laser cools the skin to reduce any potential discomfort while delivering the pulse of laser energy.
How Is Laser Scar Removal Performed?
At Essentials Medispa & Salon, our fractional Cynosure® Icon™ laser is safe and effective for use on all skin types. It successfully reduces the color, intensity, thickness, and appearance of most common types of scars. The Icon™ combines the latest advancements in IPL (Intense Pulsating Light) technology with the precision of fraxel laser technology, providing enough versatility to effectively treat a wide range of skin types as well as different types of scars and other skin imperfections.
The procedure typically takes about an hour to perform, and you will be instructed to wear a protective eye covering during this time. After cleansing the skin thoroughly, a topical numbing agent will be applied to the treatment site to ensure your utmost comfort throughout the procedure. The treatment is performed by means of a handheld laser device that uses intense pulsating light beams. The laser gently detaches and removes the outermost layer of skin, lifting away surface imperfections such as scar tissue, and revealing a fresh, new layer of healthy skin cells over a period of about two months.
What Can I Expect from Laser Scar Removal?
Typically less painful, less invasive, and less costly than scar revision surgery, laser scar removal treatments can effectively reduce the appearance of scars by about 50 to 80% in most cases. It also helps prevent the recurrence of new scar tissue growth in the treatment site. Laser scar removal is a quick, simple outpatient procedure performed by a licensed skin care specialist under the direction of board-certified physician Michael Lesser, MD.
What Happens After Laser Scar Removal Treatment?
Most patients are comfortable enough to resume normal activities immediately without any downtime. Over the first few days following treatment, your scars may look sunburned. with visible redness and swelling. The skin may crust and peel over a period of several days, and you must refrain from touching or irritating the skin during this period. The skin may feel tender and sore and appear pink in color for a period of several months over the course of treatment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need to Remove a Scar?
Each patient is unique and every scar is different. In most cases, several sessions may be required in order to achieve maximum reduction in the appearance of scar tissue. The darker and thicker the scar is, the more treatment sessions it will take to reduce its appearance.
If you’re ready to take action to remove the scars detracting from your appearance, contact Essentials Medispa & Salon in Melbourne today to schedule a free introductory consultation. Residents of Orlando and neighboring Central Florida communities can benefit from laser scar removal treatments performed at our state-of-the-art facility by licensed skin care specialists under the direction of board certified physician, Michael Lesser, MD.