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Nordlys Ellipse IPL Laser Scar Removal Treatment
The Nordlys Ellipse IPL laser skin treatment is an amazing, state-of-the-art, skin care technology that comes from Scandinavia – the land known for flawless skin!
This Nordlys Ellipse IPL laser effectively treats a wide variety of skin conditions, including unsightly scars, by using a combination of fractional and infrared lasers in one device that can cover both small and large areas of the body.
Birmingham AMAE Med Spa is one of the few facilities in Oakland County to offer this fast, comfortable, affordable, high-tech laser skin care treatment. In this article we discuss how the Nordlys Ellipse IPL laser removes scars.
How IPL Laser Scar Removal Treatments Work
If you have a visible scar – whether caused by an accident, surgery or disease – it can detract from your appearance and cause you to feel less confident or attractive. And scars in more sensitive areas can interfere with your ability to be comfortable during intimate moments. In children and teens, unfortunately, visible scars can even lead to teasing and bullying.
The Good news is that the latest technologies in laser treatments can rapidly, painlessly and affordably reduce and remove scarring and scar tissue.
Scars are the result of the body’s natural wound healing process that repairs the skin. Scars are comprised of fibrous tissue that has replaced the regular skin after an injury. Both scar tissue and the normal tissue that it replaces are made of collagen. However, in normal tissue the collagen fibres are placed in a random formation, but in scar tissue the fibres in the scar are cross-linked.
This scarred skin is therfore tougher and typically raised. Hair follicles and sweat glands do not grow back in scar tissue. However scar tissue is extra sensitive to UV-light, and this is where the laser treatments become effective.
Initially scars are reddish in color, but over time they become colorless – looking almost white against our normal skin pigment. For red (new) scars the Ellipse Selective Waveband IPL Laser works by directing controlled pulses of specific light frequencies into the upper skin layer. The light is absorbed by red hemoglobin in the blood that is in the blood vessels in the scars.
The light energy is then transformed into heat, which damages the walls of the micro-blood vessels. The light produced by the Ellipse systems is carefully controlled to produce the correct wavelengths and pulse lengths to destroy the targeted scar tissue blood vessels without damaging surrounding tissue.
However, for colourless older scars, the Frax 1550, non-ablative fractional laser, is a better alternative. This because there is a lack of hemoglobin in the old scar for the IPl laser to target.
Most patients with scarring will benefit the most from a combination treatment of the Ellipse SWT® laser and the non-ablative fractional Frax 1500 treatment.
Best Laser Scar Removal Treatments – Birmingham, MI
Birmingham double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers the absolute best, state-of-the-art technologies in skin treatments, including scar removal and wrinkle and line reduction. In addition to Nordlys Ellipse IPL laser skin treatments, we also offer Fraxel 1550 laser treatments as well as ThermiSmooth radio frequency skin treatments.
Each laser skin treatment begins with a thorough and caring professional skin consultation. Treatments are selected and optimized to meet the specific needs of each client with the most innovative and comprehensive products and technologies. For optimal results we offer custom packages of laser treatments, under the guidance of board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali and medical aesthetician Our Aestheticians.
Schedule a laser scar removal treatment – and then relax in our Birmingham Med Spa, while we make you look and feel more confident and attractive!