Scars can come in many different types: acne, surgical, burn, traumatic or keloid. They form from fibrous tissue that replaces normal skin after an injury and depending on the location, can be quite unsightly to men and women, regardless of the age. At AYA™ Medical Spa, customized scar revision treatment can help you treat the old scar tissue to make room for the new tissue.
There are several approaches that we use for our scar rehabilitation program. As active members of The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), we have seen great success using state-of-the-art technology to safely care for a wide-range of skin conditions and irregularities. With experience utilizing Sciton® laser treatments, SkinPen® Microneedling and medical-grade skincare products, our licensed providers can effectively reduce the appearance of scars safely for patients of all skin types and anywhere on the body.
Since every scar is different, we use the time we have with you during your complimentary skin analysis consultation to evaluate your skin, examine the existing scar and tailor the combination of scar revision treatments that will best suit your goals. For more information on scar revision treatments at AYA™ or to schedule your initial consultation, please contact our office.
Sciton® Laser Scar Revision
Our experienced team has used Sciton® technology’s innovative laser to successfully treat nearly any skin condition including wrinkles, sun damage, elasticity, age spots, hyperpigmentation, vascular conditions and even melasma. Each of our Sciton® lasers has their own unique abilities to treat the skin and we are able to completely tailor your scar revision treatments using a number of different combinations within the three Sciton® lasers we house: MicroLaserPeel™, BroadBand Light™ and ProFractional™. Either as a stand-alone treatment or by combining the powerful effects of several different laser options, Sciton® laser skin resurfacing offers patients a versatile and technologically-advanced exfoliation and facial rejuvenation system to help treat the appearance of scars on the face and body.
MicroLaserPeel™ treatments are similar to chemical peels in the way that they effectively exfoliate the outermost layer of skin to improve the skin’s texture and tone on the neck, face, chest and hands. Delivering light energy from an adjustable Erbium laser, Sciton® MicroLaserPeel™ treatments scan the surface of the skin and remove the top layer of damaged skin based on your specific skin type and tone. Over time, the skin will start to heal by creating new cells and stimulating collagen production to reveal a clearer complexion with reduced surface irregularities.
Sciton® BroadBand Light™ (BBL)
The BroadBand Light™ treatment by Sciton® used advanced dual-lamp technology and a broad range of wavelengths to deliver targeted heat to the skin. Containing two adaptable skin resurfacing options in one system, the BBL™ and Erbium lasers can be customized to treat the specific location of your scar without harming surrounding skin. The BBL™ laser targets surface concerns while the Erbium laser exfoliates the outermost layers of damaged skin that will eventually fade scars to a smoother complexion. As an added benefit, BBL™ treatments can address scars on just about any area of the body due to its flexible adapter which makes it easier to evenly treat hard to reach areas.
A powerful ablative system that touts enviable skin resurfacing results with minimal downtime, Sciton® ProFractional™ uses an Erbium:YAG laser to harness controlled heat energy to reduce visible scarring on the face and body. ProFractional™ treatment is safe for use on all skin types and similar to the Halo™ system in that it is able to provide the deeper, dramatic results of an ablative treatment without negatively affecting the surrounding skin not being treated. The laser system’s settings are adjustable and can be customized to reach the most effective depth and size needed to cover the entire treatment area and encourage rapid healing, correct imperfections, firm the skin and activate maximum collagen production.
In recent years, microneedling has gained a significant following among patients who want to smooth out the appearance of wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. SkinPen® microneedling uses multiple microscopic needles to penetrate the surface of the skin and treat visible scarring. The extremely tiny wound patterns created by the SkinPen® device trigger the body’s healing capabilities (by breaking up old collagen chains), producing new collagen that effectively helps to smooth and firm skin.
SkinPen® is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device. Once the treatment is complete, active ingredients found in skincare products will be able to better penetrate the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of your scaring and even manage persistent acne for patients with acne-prone skin.
Although each patient’s skin heals differently, most patients will begin to notice visible from their microneedling treatments just a few days to a week following treatment. Treatments are safe for any skin type and tone and can be safely combined with a cosmetic laser treatment for even more comprehensive aesthetic results. Depending on the depth of your scar, multiple treatments may be necessary to improve the skin texture and brighten the overall complexion, but the number of sessions will be determined during your initial consultation and adjusted depending on the gradual results seen as your skin heals.
For more information on the Microneedling treatments or to schedule your consultation, contact AYA™ Medical Spa.
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