Scarring is an inherent part of your skin’s innate ability to heal, but the end results can mar your complexion. Sandra Dee, MD, of Rejuv by Stages in Orange City, Florida, is excited to offer laser scar removal as one of many technologically advanced treatment options to help you look and feel your very best. Book an appointment online or by phone today to learn more about how this innovative treatment can lessen the appearance of your scars and boost your confidence.
Scarring is part of your skin’s healing process and works to knot damaged skin cells back together. It’s an incredible process when you stop to think about the essential role your skin plays in protecting the rest of your body.
When your skin cells are damaged, a scab develops to protect the underlying tissue from infection. Eventually, that protective layer of dead cells falls away, revealing a fresh layer of new skin cells. Unfortunately, while those new cells serve to protect your body, they can’t quite create an exact match to the rest of your skin.
Scar tissue can be very noticeable. Scars that are dark, large, or heavily textured can change the way your skin looks and can make it hard to feel good about your appearance.
A lot of over-the-counter products claim to lessen the appearance of scars. While some can smooth surrounding skin, these products are ineffective at altering your scar tissue in any meaningful way.
Laser therapy has the power to remove the outermost layer of scar tissue, thereby helping smooth raised scars. Rejuv by Stages uses the ICONⓇ laser platform for scar therapy. The laser also destroys damaged blood vessels in your scar tissue, and this helps lessen redness or darker scars.
Best of all, the heat generated by the laser stimulates your body to produce new collagen. This plumps your skin from the inside, smoothing not only your scar tissue but the surrounding skin.
While laser therapy does create heat, that heat is generated in the deeper layers of your skin. The laser system has patented cooling technology that keeps the surface of your skin at a comfortable temperature.
The treatment is also incredibly focused, so the only tissues affected are the ones your practitioner is targeting. You might feel sensations of tingling or warmth during your sessions, but there will be no significant discomfort. If you have especially sensitive skin, the Rejuv by Stages team can apply numbing cream prior to your session.
If you’d like to learn more about scar-removal treatments, schedule a visit at Rejuv by Stages today, online or by phone.