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  • MYTHBUSTERS: PERMANENT SCARS

    Myth: Scars are permanent.

    We all probably have a few scars on our faces or bodies. They’re a part of life, after all. And while scars technically never go away, they can be faded enough so as not to be visible.

    How does scarring happen? Scarring is a natural part of the healing process after an injury. The appearance of scars and their treatment depend on multiple factors. The depth and size of the wound or cut and the location of the injury matter. So do your age, genes, sex, and ethnicity.

    Four Different Types of Scars

    The main types of scars are:

    Keloid Scars

    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. Keloid scars are most common among people with dark skin.

    Contracture Scars

    If your skin has been burned, you may have a contracture scar. These scars tighten skin, which can impair your ability to move. Contracture scars may also go deeper, affecting muscles and nerves.

    Hypertrophic Scars

    These are raised, red scars that are similar to keloids but do not go beyond the boundary of the injury.

    Acne Scars

    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.

    Scars Are Not Forever

    If you do have scars, especially facial scars, don’t fret! Here are two innovative medspa procedures that can significantly diminish the appearance of facial scarring:

    Clear + Brilliant

    Clear + Brilliant erases scars using a non-invasive dioxide laser. Its non-invasive laser technology gently resurfaces the top layer of the dermis by creating millions of microscopic treatment zones in the skin. The result? Smoother, softer and youthful-looking skin – and most importantly, significantly reduced facial scarring.

    The treatment itself is simple. Each Clear + Brilliant procedure takes about thirty minutes. A topical numbing agent is applied to the face forty minutes prior to the procedure. This is removed right before treatment begins. The actual laser session lasts a quick ten minutes, and most patients experience only a warm tingling or prickling sensation with little or no discomfort. To ensure proper contact with the skin and uniform application to all treated areas, Clear + Brilliant technology uses a patented intelligent Optimal Tracking System. Directly after the Clear + Brilliant laser treatment, a cooling face mask is placed on the treated area for 10 to 15 minutes to reduce any residual sensation of heat.

    Within as little as a week, patients notice brighter, softer, more refined and more youthful skin texture. And most importantly, less visible facial scarring!

    Dermal Fillers to the Rescue

    The best dermal filler for facial scarring is Juvéderm. A smooth gel filler, Juvéderm instantly erases wrinkles and lines around problem areas such as the nose and mouth. It also has been approved to treat even the worst facial scars, including acne scarring. That being said, Juvéderm is most effective on broad, shallow scars – it doesn’t work on deep scars with a narrow opening.

    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. 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.

    Juvéderm produces immediate results, and these results continue to improve for one to two weeks as Juvéderm softens and draws moisture into the area. And you can expect these results to last up to 12 months. In fact, Juvéderm is proud to be the only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler to last up to one year with only one treatment.

    Let LaserAway Blast Your Scars Away

    Scars are no problem for the medical professionals at LaserAway. 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 Juvéderm? Clear + Brilliant? Then schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today by emailing LaserAway.com or calling the staff at LaserAway at (888) 965-2737.

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