A scar is a noticeable mark that’s left on your skin after an injury finishes healing. When your skin gets damaged, typically from surgery or an accident of some kind, your skin attempts to naturally heal the wound site. To heal, your body produces more collagen, a naturally occurring fiber that’s essential to the overall health and strength of your skin. Collagen helps repair torn apart tissue caused by your injury.
During your skin’s natural healing process, a scab forms over the wound site to guard against outside germs from infection. When your skin is finished healing, the scab falls off and may or may not leave a scar behind. Scars are typically silver, brown, or light pink. You can get scars anywhere on your body.
Dr. Patel uses the Icon™ aesthetic treatment system’s customizable fractional laser technology to provide fast, effective scar removal results.
Fractional laser light is ideal for scar removal because it breaks down scar tissue and facilitates production of new tissue in its place. Dr. Patel also uses it to treat acne scars, surgical scars, and scars that result from accidental injuries. The length of your treatment session depends on the size and specifics of your scar. In some cases, Dr. Patel may recommend multiple treatment sessions to achieve optimal removal results.
Icon laser scar removal works on practically any skin type, from very pale to extremely dark. It also involves minimal downtime and no pain.
If you have a scar that you are self-conscious about, Dr. Patel can evaluate you at his office to see if you are a good candidate for a scar removal procedure. He performs a physical exam and reviews your medical history to make sure you are healthy enough to undergo laser treatment.
A critical part of determining your candidacy for a scar removal procedure is examining your scar. Different types of scars might require slightly altered treatment, or certain scars may not be able to be fully removed. Dr. Patel can answer any questions you might have about your eligibility or the procedure itself when you come into his office.
If you want to learn more about scar removal procedure, call or use the online booking tool today and schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Patel.
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