Four Innovative Scar Removal Treatments
Scars. We’ve all got them, right? Luckily, you don’t have to live with them—for the most part. Though scars can’t be completely removed, their appearance can be substantially reduced. And no one need ever know what happened!
What are the scars? They’re a natural part of the body’s healing process. Scars form as a result of the skin’s wound healing process, and most wounds result in some degree of scarring.
Different Kinds of Scars
There are different kinds of scars. Most scars are flat and pale. But in cases where the body produces too much collagen, scars can be raised. Some scars can also have a sunken or pitted appearance, whereas others can appear as stretched skin. In general, the most common types of scars are:
These scars are the result of an overly aggressive healing process. They extend beyond the original injury. Over time, a keloid scar may hamper movement. You can prevent keloid formation by using pressure treatment or gel pads with silicone when you are injured. Keloid scars are most common among people with dark skin.
Contracture scars occur when the skin has been burned. These scars tighten skin, which can impair your ability to move. Contracture scars may also go deeper, affecting muscles and nerves.
These are raised, red scars that are similar to keloids but do not go beyond the boundary of the injury.
If you’ve had severe acne, you probably have the scars to prove it. There are many types of acne scars, ranging from deep pits to scars that are angular or wavelike in appearance. Treatment options depend on the types of acne scars you have.
Got Scars? Here’s Four Revolutionary Treatments to the Rescue!
You don’t have to live with unsightly scars. Depending on the kind of scarring you have, there are numerous med spa options available. Here are the four most popular treatments:
Clear + Brilliant
Say goodbye to scarring with Clear + Brilliant, a non-invasive laser technology that gently resurfaces the top layer of the dermis by creating millions of microscopic treatment zones in the skin. It not only stimulates collagen production but also encourages the skin to create healthier tissue. The result? Facial scars and discoloration fade away.
Clear + Brilliant is clinically proven to significantly reduce the appearance of facial scars and discoloration by up to 80 percent. In fact, almost all clients who underwent our Clear + Brilliant procedure claimed their scars felt and looked smoother, and that their skin had a noticeable glow after a series of three to five treatments. In addition to fading scars, Clear + Brilliant significantly reduces the size of pores and refreshes skin tone and texture. Even after one treatment, you’ll notice a significant improvement in the appearance of your facial scars. Within a week, you’ll notice smoother skin texture and more even skin tone.
Scars cower before Juvéderm, a smooth gel filler that fills in pitted or depressed facial scars. Juvéderm is so powerful that its results last up to a year—and after only a single treatment. Because Juvéderm’s dermal gel is smooth rather than granular, a single injection of it makes skin looks smooth, natural and youthful—and scar-free! This is because the unique formulation of Juvéderm’s gel promotes hydration of the skin as well as restores volume to the skin and its underlying structures.
Although results can be seen immediately with Juvéderm, most people see their most impressive results three to five days after injection, as swelling and bruising disappear.
IPL Photo Facials
Your scars will be but a memory with IPL photo facials, which are incredibly effective on shallow acne scars. IPL photo facials work by using a broad-spectrum light source that penetrates multiple layers of skin. This type of photo facial primarily targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) while leaving the top layers of skin (epidermis) unaffected. The heat generated from the light promotes healing of the skin within, treating a number of different dermatological issues, like facial scarring.
You can expect outstanding results with IPL photo facials. But you must be diligent about scheduling treatment sessions. IPL photo facial treatments call for five treatment sessions spaced three weeks apart to obtain desired results. In some cases, those results can be seen after only the first treatment! And skin continues to improve with each successive treatment.
Surprisingly, Botox can aid in wound healing. According to a recent study by the Mayo Clinic, Botox helped facial wounds heal with minimal scarring. Why? Because wide scars are the result of the local muscles pulling the wound apart during the healing phase. Botox temporarily weakens the surrounding muscles, lessening the pull on the wound during the acute healing phase.
How does Botox work? Botox is a neurotoxin and works by attaching itself to nerve endings. Once this happens, the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering muscle contractions, called acetylcholine, can’t be released. To put it more simply, Botox injections temporarily relax the facial muscles that underlie and cause wrinkles.
Since Botox works by weakening facial muscles, full results are generally seen within five to seven days. Your facial scarring will be significantly reduced, especially if Botox is used directly after your wound closes. Your results will continue to improve, until about two weeks after the procedure. The effects of Botox will gradually wear off over the next four to six months, and the scar may need to retreat.
Erase Your Scars with LaserAway
Here at LaserAway, we make it our goal to rid the world of unsightly scars. We’re proud to offer the most medical spa service options of any national skincare provider. We hire only the most highly trained staff experienced and certified in administering laser and other dermatological procedures. What’s more, we use only innovative techniques and cutting-edge laser technology. Want to learn more about Clear + Brilliant or IPL photo facials? Then schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today by emailing LaserAway.com or calling the staff at LaserAway at (888) 965-2737. LaserAway looks forward to helping you look your best!