Unsightly scars can make anyone feel self-conscious and lack confidence. The good news is there is a laser scar revision procedure that can clear up those scars quickly, so you can go back to being the confident, vibrant and youthful person you used to feel like. If you’ve never undergone the procedure before, it’s understandable to have plenty of questions. Here’s a quick guide to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about laser scar revision.
When is The Right Time For Laser Scar Revision?
In general, there isn’t a perfect time to get a laser scar revision procedure done. The time and frequency are generally recommended by your medical professional following the initial consultation. Every client’s body is different, so everything will be taken into consideration at the consultation to ensure the procedure is completed in the safest and most effective manner.
How Scar Revision Treatments Work
The procedure works by sending a laser beam into the skin, which will create very small spaced columns within the skin. Your skin will then naturally go to work repairing those columns by pushing out the older skin and replacing it with new skin. Since the laser is targeted, only the affected area is impacted. It usually takes about a week to start noticing results, since your skin is slowly working to repair the area. This process will continue and the results will be visible for about the next six months.
Frequency of Treatments
The frequency of scar revision treatments depend on various factors, including the severity of the scarring, how well you took care of your skin after the initial treatment, the lifestyle you have and more. Treatments can be completed around six months apart, and there is no limit to how many treatments you can get. The main recommendation is to only get one or two areas treated at a single session.
Caring For The Skin Post-Treatment
In order to achieve the best results and get those stunning scar revision before and after photos, you need to take care of your skin after getting treated. Your medical professional will tell you specific instructions, but the general care tips include drinking plenty of water every day to keep the skin hydrated, reducing direct sun exposure as much as possible, using non-clogging moisturizers and other skin care products. The better you care for your skin after treatments, the better the long-term results will be.
Skin Deep Laser Services is honored to provide the best scar revision treatments to clients in Washington DC, Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax, VA. We use the latest technology and have experienced medical professionals to transform your skin and give it the appearance you desire. For more answers to any questions you have about the laser scar revision procedure, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.