laser scar removal
remove acne or surgical scars on any area of the body with remarkable results that TRULY YOU will be happy to show off
Are you tired of hiding your scars with makeup? We can now remarkably reduce the appearance of acne scars and surgical scars without surgery! Laser scar treatments are fast, non-surgical treatment sessions with little to no downtime and mild discomfort providing excellent results.
What causes a scar? When the skin is injured, scar tissue replaces normal skin tissue. Scar tissue has a different appearance than regular skin because of the way the fibers in the tissue are arranged. The goal with laser scar treatment is to smooth down the area surrounding the depression and build up the shallow scar so they blend in with surrounding skin.
The ICON fractional laser creates micro-columns of coagulated tissue that extend deep into the dermis without damaging the epidermis. This triggers a wound-healing process that replaces the disorganized, compacted scar tissue with healthy new tissue. Advanced contact cooling protects the epidermis, promoting safer, more comfortable treatments. We often combine the fractional treatment with an intense pulse light (IPL or photofacial treatment); the IPL targets the color and the fractional laser targets the texture. Laser scar treatmentl is appropriate for use on all skin types, making it the preferred method of treatment for scar removal.
Realistically, most of our patients require 4-7 treatments for optimal results. Because the stimulation of collagen is seen over time, final laser scar treatment results are typically seen 6 months after the last procedure.
What can I expect following the treatment?
You may experience temporary redness and swelling at the treatment site which should last only a few days. Speak with your provider to discuss other possible side effects and the necessary post-treatment care.
How long are treatments?
The treatment can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
How Long Does a Laser Scar Treatment Take?
The procedure can be performed in as little as 5 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
How many treatments will I need?
Most patients see results in 3-7 treatments. The optimum number of treatments can vary, so please work with you provider to develop a plan that is right for you.
What type of result can I expect?
Most patients see the scar lighten in color and become more even in texture.
Is there any downtown?
For most patients there is no downtime allowing you to return to your normal activities immediately after!
About Our Services
Breast Care Center
The Visconti Breast Care is an independent state-of-the-art outpatient diagnostic imaging center serving all of Northern Michigan from its location in Petoskey. Board certified radiologist, Matthew L. Visconti, MD, provides the highest level of quality diagnostic patient care through the latest Digital Mammography and Ultrasound technology.
Visconti Medical Spa is a full service medical aesthetics center located in Petoskey, Michigan. Our primary focus is to make you feel and look restored, while maintaining your natural appearance. We never want any of our clients to look “done” or “over-done”. Sandi Visconti, our dedicated aesthetics specialist, will discuss your goals and treatment options at your initial complimentary consultation.
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