Scars can tell the story of who you are – but sometimes, scars can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Whether you suffer from an injury scar or acne scars, you want to find the kind of treatment that can help you get clear and beautiful skin.
Scar revision procedures can help you reveal your best complexion, even if you have deep-pitted or old trauma scars. These procedures can range from surgical removal – where the surface of the scar is removed from the skin – to laser skin resurfacing. With regards to the latter treatment, laser skin resurfacing is used to smooth away the skin’s surface, thus fading the scar’s appearance. Over time and with a few treatments, clients will notice a brilliant, clearer complexion.
No matter which scar recovery procedure you choose, it’s important to note that there will be some recovery involved. Patients who opt to have the scar manually removed will need to keep the treated area covered for a few days; during this time, they may want to take a few days off of work to rest. Patients should expect significant swelling and redness at the treatment site for 1-2 weeks; mild swelling will last for about three months. Results are permanent.
Laser skin resurfacing, subcision, filler, PRP, chemical peels, and microneedling are good alternatives for patients who want to avoid surgery and don’t mind committing to multiple treatments. Patients can usually return to their normal routines immediately after treatment, with some minor activity restriction and post-procedure care. You’ll likely experience redness, mild swelling, and/or bruising for the first few days after your treatment.