Laser Scar Removal Treatment in San Diego
Our skin has an important job. It acts as a protective barrier for our internal organs, regulates our body temperature, and senses changes in the environment. While resilient, the skin is also extremely delicate and can show visible signs of trauma. Often, these marks fade with time. However, cuts, burns, surgical incisions, acne, and other injuries to the skin can all leave permanent reminders of an incident in the form of a scar.
Scars are a result of the body’s natural healing response, but that doesn’t mean they’re pretty. The rigid formations develop when the deep, thick layer of skin – called the dermis – is damaged. To repair the damage, the body produces new collagen, which gives the repaired tissue a different look and feel than the skin around it. This is called scar tissue. Most scars are flat and pale, but scars can also be raised above the surface of the skin.
Whether you experienced a traumatic burn injury or had minor surgery, looking at yourself in the mirror and seeing your scars can easily make you feel self-conscious. Not to mention, a scar can bring you back to the event that caused it and result in prolonged emotional trauma. Thanks to new developments in laser scar removal, you don’t have to live with those marks on your body forever. At Siti Med Spa, we use the UltraPulse® SCAAR FX Laser to fade even the most complex scarring to reveal smooth, beautiful skin.
UltraPulse® SCAAR FX™ Laser for Scar Treatment
There are many treatments that promise to improve the appearance of scars. Applying vitamin E or cocoa butter is a conservative way to fade scars, but the effects are minimal. Those with deeper scarring may consider radiotherapy, dermabrasion, or even surgery. While effective, these treatments have significant risks and downtime. Laser scar removal, on the other hand, has come a long way in recent years. New lasers achieve beautiful results by regenerating the dermis and leaving the upper layers of the skin unharmed. UltraPulse® SCAAR FX™ represents a breakthrough in laser scar removal by penetrating deeper than most common lasers to achieve quick results with minimal downtime.
How does it work?
UltraPulse® SCAAR FX™ shoots laser microbeams into the deepest layer of the skin, creating tiny channels that destroy the rigid fibers in a scar. In response, the body produces new collagen and elastic fibers, rejuvenating the dermis and greatly improving the elasticity and appearance of the scar. At Siti Med Spa, our technicians will harness the power and precision of the UltraPulse® laser to customize a treatment plan that will improve the appearance of your scar quickly and with amazing results.
What to expect from UltraPulse® treatment
Prior to treatment, we will apply a local anesthetic to the treatment area to numb your skin. As the laser is applied, you may feel a warm sensation and slight stinging, but no pain. An UltraPulse® treatment can last anywhere from a few minutes for a minor scar up to an hour for very large and thick lesions. Most patients see an improvement in pliability after their first UltraPulse® treatment. Though, you may need three to five treatments to achieve the beautiful cosmetic results you want.
Am I a good candidate for UltraPulse®?
UltraPulse® is a type of non-invasive scar removal that uses a cutting-edge laser to blast scar tissue, improving the look and feel of scars without damaging the surface of the skin. The best candidates for laser scar removal are in good physical health, are non-smokers, and have realistic expectations for the treatment. The UltraPulse® works best on patients with light skin tones, but patients with dark skin can achieve fantastic results as well. UltraPulse® can help fade the appearance of scars due to acne, burns, surgical incisions, lacerations, and other trauma to the skin.
Scar Removal Before and After Photos - UltraPulse SCAARFX
Patients who have taken Accutane® within the last 6-12 months or have a history of keloid formation should not receive UltraPulse® laser scar removal treatments. If you’re unsure if you’re a good candidate for UltraPulse®, the best way to find out is by scheduling a consultation.
Contact Siti Med Spa at (619) 717-8484 to learn more about non-invasive laser scar removal with UltraPulse® SCAAR FX™ or to schedule your consultation.