In the past, scars were frustrating and highly challenging to treat, but today’s most advanced laser treatments can smooth away scars by working below your skin. At Louisiana Aesthetics and Skin Care in Prairieville, Louisiana, the dedicated specialists use the state-of-the-art Cynosure® Icon™ laser for removal of acne scars, surgical scars, and more. Book your scar-removal appointment online or by calling the office today.
There are many different types of scars, including:
Keloids are thick, prominent, scars in which the scar tissue sits above skin level. Keloids are often darker than the skin around them.
Hypertrophic scars resemble keloids, but they're usually smaller. This type of scar is usually thick and raised from your skin.
Ice-pick scars, as the name implies, look like tiny deep punctures in your skin. They’re one of the most common kinds of acne scars.
Boxcar scars are round depressions in your skin, which typically are wider and less deep as ice pick scars. They have sharp edges that give your skin an uneven, pitted look.
Rolling scars cause small skin depressions, leading to a wavy skin surface. Rolling scars are similar to boxcar scars, but they don’t have sharp edges.
These scars often stem from chronic acne, but you might also develop scars after surgery or an accident. The Cynosure Icon laser can treat all of these scar types, anywhere on your body.
The Icon laser targets scars in a couple of ways. If you have excess tissue, like with keloids and hypertrophic scars, the Icon laser targets that tissue to break it down. The excess tissue gradually dissipates through your normal healing process.
The Icon laser also heats the dermis, a deeper layer of skin, to start collagen and elastin modeling. The collagen and elastin are exactly what’s needed to fill in ice-pick, boxcar, and rolling scars. As the collagen and elastin keep growing over time, the formerly depressed areas grow smoother and tighter.
It depends on how severe your scars are, but most scar-removal patients experience scar reduction within 3-7 treatments. Your Louisiana Aesthetics and Skin Care specialist will customize a scar-removal treatment just for your needs.
If your scars are hard to hide and make you feel unhappy with your appearance, ask the Louisiana Aesthetics and Skin Care about scar removal with the high-tech Icon laser. Use the online appointment maker or call the office to schedule your consultation now.