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Scar Reduction

Living with acne is difficult for anyone. Living with scars long after acne has healed can lead to low self-confidence. If you have scarring that is causing dissatisfaction with your overall appearance, we can help you. Skin Wellness Dermatology is a specialty medical group where your skin concerns are compassionately handled. We have assembled various treatments to help our patients experience their best skin.

Scarring is a challenge, but one that we are able to handle using the Fraxel® DUAL laser system. This skin treatment is effective at resurfacing skin for a brighter, smoother, more vibrant appearance. Fractional resurfacing is advantageous, capable of improving skin on the face, neck, and body, including the hands, legs, upper back, arms, and chest. In addition to treating scars from acne, surgery, or trauma, the Fraxel® DUAL leads to improved skin texture, tighter skin through a buildup of collagen, and more even skin tone.

The entire concept of fractional laser resurfacing is based on the treatment of small areas of skin with narrow beams of energy. The skin around the treated areas is left fully intact, but improved through the accelerated healing process. Fractional laser resurfacing results in the replacement of damaged skin with healthy, new skin cells. Underneath the surface layer, skin cells are remodeled with collagen, leading to long-lasting results.

Scar Reduction before and after

Fraxel® DUAL carries minimal risk of side effects. Treatment sessions typically take less than an hour to complete, after topical numbing medication has taken effect on the skin. Patient comfort is important to us, and we take steps to ensure laser treatments are well tolerated. Fractional resurfacing with the Fraxel® DUAL is non-ablative repair safe for all skin types, with little to no downtime needed, depending on the depth of treatment.

Following fractional resurfacing, the skin may appear as though you have mild sunburn. Within a few hours, redness should decrease to a light pink shade. This pinkness may remain for a few days, a sign that deep healing is taking place.

Scarred skin does not have to stand in the way of your total confidence. Contact us today to see how Fraxel® DUAL can improve the appearance of your skin.