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How to Get Rid of Scars (Part 1)
Scars can be a source of insecurity and embarrassment for many individuals. Whether caused by acne, chicken pox, surgery, or any injury, scars can detract from one’s appearance and make them feel self-conscious about their appearance.
Fortunately, there are several advanced cosmetic procedures available that can reduce the appearance of scars at AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI. While many Med Spas only offer only one or two scar reduction treatments, AMAE offers seven state-of-the-art scar minimizing procedures.
In this article, we will compare and contrast the six top treatments for scar reduction available at AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI: Chemical Peels, IPL PhotoFacial, Frax 1550 laser, Morpheus8 Microneedling, CO2RE Laser, and PRP facials.
Chemical Peels to Get Rid of Scars
Chemical peels can be an affordable way to minimize the appearance of scars without pain or downtime. Chemical peels work by applying a chemical solution to the skin that causes the top layer to peel off, revealing smoother, brighter, and younger-looking skin. Chemical peels are ideal for reducing the appearance of scars caused by acne or chicken pox, as well improving the pigmentation caused by sun damage including age spots. Chemical peels can also be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The effectiveness of chemical peels for scar reduction depends on the type and severity of the scar. Superficial or mild scars tend to respond well to chemical peels, while deeper scars may require more intensive treatment such as microneedling or CO2re laser therapy. In general, patients can expect to see a reduction in the appearance of scars, with smoother and more even-toned skin. However, it is important to keep in mind that chemical peels may not completely eliminate scars.
The discomfort associated with chemical peels varies depending on the strength of the peel used. Superficial peels may cause some mild stinging or burning, while deeper peels may cause more significant discomfort. Patients may also experience redness, swelling, and peeling after a chemical peel.
The downtime associated with chemical peels for scar reduction varies depending on the type and strength of the peel used. Superficial peels typically require no downtime, while deeper peels may require several days or even weeks of downtime. Patients may also need to avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen for several weeks after a chemical peel.
IPL PhotoFacial to Get Rid of Scars
The IPL PhotoFacial is a non-invasive treatment that uses intense pulsed light to reduce the appearance of scars. This treatment is effective for treating scars caused by acne, chicken pox, and sun damage.
IPL Photofacial uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to penetrate the skin and target pigmented areas, including scars. The light energy is absorbed by the melanin in the skin, which breaks down the scar tissue and stimulates collagen production. Collagen is a protein that helps to support the skin and gives it a smooth and youthful appearance. By stimulating collagen production, IPL Photofacial can help to reduce the appearance of scars.
IPL PhotoFacial can improve the texture and tone of the skin, reducing the appearance of scars. There is little to no downtime associated with IPL PhotoFacial, and patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment. Multiple treatments may be required for optimal results.
Frax 1550 Laser to Get Rid of Scars
Frax 1550 Laser is a fractional laser treatment that reduces scars by encouraging the body’s natural collagen production. Frax laser treatment is effective for treating scars caused by acne, chicken pox, and injury. It can treat deeper scars than both chemical peels and IPL PhotoFacial.
Frax 1550 laser treatment, on the other hand, uses a fractional laser to create microchannels in the skin. This stimulates collagen production, which helps to reduce the appearance of scars. The treatment is called “Frax” because it is fractionated: laser energy is delivered in tiny columns, leaving surrounding skin intact. The microchannels stimulate the body’s natural healing process, triggering the production of collagen and elastin. Over time, new, healthy tissue forms in the area, which can help to reduce the appearance of scars.
The increased collagen production improves the texture and tone of the skin, reducing the appearance of scars. Patients can expect some discomfort during the procedure, but it is typically well-tolerated with the use of topical anesthesia. Downtime can range from a few days to a week, during which time patients may experience redness, swelling, and peeling. Multiple treatments may be required for optimal scar reduction results.
Treatments to Get Rid of Scars | Birmingham, MI
AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI offers seven of the top scar removal treatments that are fast, safe, and highly effective ways to smooth and resurface your skin, with no or minimal downtime.
If you would like to get rid of unsightly and embarrassing scars – and restore smoothness to your skin – schedule a scar reduction consultation AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI today. We will help you choose the best treatment to reduce or get rid of your scars – so you will love the skin you’re in!