Scar Reduction and Removal
Performed at our Duluth, GA medical office, north of Atlanta.
Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center in Duluth, GA (north of Atlanta) has medical laser equipment to remove or improve scarring caused by acne, chicken pox and accidents. There are a few methods used to remove scars, each with their own specialty.
Dermabrasion is most useful for scars that are raised above the skin’s surface, but is less effective for sunken scars, or scars that dip inwards on the face or body. The same is true for microdermabrasion, though the best choice between the two is ultimately for the patient to decide.
Treatments for acne scars and chicken pox also include Dermabrasion and SilkPeel® rejuvenation treatment, but have a variety of different treatment options available in addition. Laser therapy, also known as Laser Resurfacing, softens scars by causing the skin to heal in microscopic sections targeted by the laser. While several treatments are needed, the results often exceed expectations. Chemical peels are also an effective way to treat scars caused by acne and otherwise, as it softens and peels the top layer of skin away, you are left with a smoother face with less wrinkles – minimizing the visual effect of the scar.
One of the latest acne scar treatments is Réjuvapen®. This treatment uses a technique called micro-needling, in which tiny needles are used to stimulate re-growth of collagen in the treated area, causing the previous scars to become smoother and less visible while leaving the treated skin looking younger and more radiant.
How do scars form?
When your body is trying to heal an injury to the skin (whether it’s a cut, inflamed pimple, or other sore), it uses a particular protein called collagen. The collagen fibers that repair the injury can have a different tone and texture than the rest of your skin, causing a scar. If your scar is a raised bump, it generally means that your body produced too much collagen during the healing process, and if the scar is “pitted” or lower than the rest of your skin, it typically means that some of the underlying tissue was lost during the injury. The type of scar you have affects what type of treatment will be most effective.
How do I know which scar reduction treatment is right for me?
There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing any skin treatment. Our skilled and experienced medical staff can examine your skin, discuss your concerns, and recommend the best course of treatment for your individual needs. To get started, you can call our office or request a skin analysis and consultation appointment with Laser Lights online.
Can scar reduction treatments improve other cosmetic problems, too?
Yes! Because of the way our scar reduction treatments work, they improve the overall appearance of skin at the same time they’re minimizing the appearance of scars. For instance, many scar reduction options can also improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots or other hyperpigmentation, and dull or uneven skin tone.
Please contact our office in Duluth, just north of Atlanta, GA at (770) 495-9322 for more information on scar reduction and removal treatments available at Laser Lights. You can also email us at email@example.com.