Scars are often a painful way to remind one of the past, and acne scars often plague adults throughout their life. Scarring is a physical condition that can have a huge psychological impact. It affects all ages and can destroy self-confidence, affect relationships and even shape the way people live their lives. In the past, there have been very few effective treatments to help, but now good news has been found! – As there is a safe way to get up to an 80% reduction in scars! Dr. Wright will design an individualized SKIN MD and Beyond Scar Treatment Program for each patient which may include some or all of the various treatments that we offer. Today, I want to highlight the Palomar 1540 Laser Resurfacing Machine. So, if you are tired of hiding that scar – Read on to find out how to erase that scar for good.
Dr. Fiona Wright’s Tip:
There is considerable variation in types and degrees of acne scars/acne scarring from one person to another but the emotional turmoil this condition causes is shared by all. SKIN MD and Beyond’s longstanding experience in non-surgical cosmetic treatments means that we are the ideal choice if you’re thinking about undergoing scar/ acne scar treatment.
The Palomar 1540 Fractional Laser is a non-ablative skin resurfacing treatment that can treat areas such as the face, chest, neck and body. We can reduce the pitted ‘Ice pick” scars and surgical scars because we’re allowing the creation of new tissue, collagen and elastin to form. The Palomar Luxe Fractional laser delivers light in an array of microbeams to the skin. These microbeams penetrate well below the superficial skin layers, sparing the tissue surrounding the beams from damage. The tissue targeted with these beams undergoes a natural healing process, stimulating the formation of new, healthy tissue. This allows for faster healing with visible results in skin color, texture, tone and wrinkles- with little to no downtime.
Because each Palomar Luxe treatment only affects 20 -25 percent of the skin, multiple sessions are required for the complete cosmetic benefit. On average, most individuals need four to six treatments to see the desired results. For those with severe scars, more laser treatments may be required. Many patients are thrilled to look in the mirror and focus on themselves, rather than their scars!