Are Scars Permanent?: Learn About our Laser Scar Removal Treatment

Are Scars Permanent?: Learn About our Laser Scar Removal Treatment 65f3490753970.jpeg

The human body is remarkably durable, and scars are evidence of that. Injuries, chronic skin problems, and surgery often leave permanent marks where your body tried to heal and protect the area. While this is a part of the natural healing process, the results can be a bit unsightly. If you’re self-conscious about your scars, the PicoFOCUS® laser might be able to remedy them.

Skin Deep Laser MD serves the Fort Worth, Weatherford, Benbrook, Burleson, Mansfield, Granbury, and Arlington areas of Texas where Dr. Laura Riehm offers skin rejuvenation with the PicoFOCUS laser. This procedure can restore the unblemished appearance of your skin with minimal downtime and discomfort.

The truth about scars

Any notable wound will leave a scar behind, especially if the site is dry or picked at while healing. There are many different types of scars, and they can vary in appearance depending on skin color, what caused the scar, and how long you’ve had it. Some common scars include:

  • Surgical scars, which are left behind after procedures like appendectomies, c-sections, and cosmetic surgeries
  • Keloid and hypertrophic scars, which heal beyond the boundaries of the original injury, resulting in a larger scar
  • Contracture scars, often caused by burns, cause the skin to tighten and shrink
  • Acne scars, which can vary from pitted indents to uneven skin texture

If you suffer from acne scars or have a noticeable mark on your body, you might have looked into scar removal before. Options for treatment are quite limited, but laser scar removal offers another solution that is more accessible than skin grafts and more effective than topical creams.

How laser scar removal works

Laser skin resurfacing is not a new concept, but it has been gaining traction due to its versatility and non-invasiveness. The PicoFOCUS laser from Cynosure® is one of the most recent developments in skin resurfacing, and it’s effective in treating a long list of skin imperfections, including scars.

Unlike other therapies, which use heat to treat the skin, PicoFOCUS uses picosecond laser technology or fractionated light. This helps it penetrate all three dermis layers, addressing surface issues like hyperpigmentation to deeper wrinkles and scars.

What to expect

PicoFOCUS skin resurfacing is non-invasive and non-ablative, which means it requires no incisions or downtime and does not destroy surrounding tissue during the treatment process. This makes it gentle enough to be used on delicate areas of the body, including the face, chest, arms, and hands.

One significant benefit of laser technology is that it works faster than light-based therapies. You can expect some noticeable differences after your first PicoFOCUS treatment, but regular sessions will continue to improve your results.

Interested in trying it for yourself? Dr. Riehm can examine your scars and help determine whether laser skin resurfacing is right for you. To see if you’re a candidate, schedule a consultation by calling 817-263-7546 or book online.

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