Remove Scars and Reduce Skin Damage
Like snowflakes, no two scars are alike. But while snowflakes melt away, scars remain.
The depth of a scar is a key element in its treatment, and Dr. Siegel regularly sees patients that have wasted hundreds of dollars on treatments like microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and fillers that are ineffective to remove deep scars. Once a scar is formed, it cannot be completely erased. However, there are ways to camouflage or hide the scar so it is not easily “seen” by the naked eye. Dr. Siegel has the experience and skill to remove scars based upon their location, orientation and depth.
When scars are deeper and cover a broader area of the face, Dr. Siegel generally performs a micro-release of the scars. This is done by adhering a thin layer of fat filler to the underlying deep tissues so that the scar will not sink down again. This “lifting” of the scar tissue, combined with the precise application of a laser, achieves better results by creating a smoother contour.
Types of Scars Treated:
About the Lumenis CO2 Ultrapulse Laser
Dr. Siegel has been treating scars for over a decade, and relies on the Lumenis CO2 Laser saying, “It’s the only Laser that I have seen produce consistent results.”
Considered the gold standard of CO2 lasers, The Lumenis CO2 UltraPulse has had a long history of proven results in the treatment of conspicuous scars.
The Lumenis CO2 Ultrapulse can be adjusted to treat scars depending on their depth, size and recovery allowed by the patient. The laser essentially vaporizes superficial scars; it stimulates collagen and over time reduces the scar visibility. For deeper scars, it creates a smooth contour that is less noticeable over time.
What causes scars?
Scars can occur due to an accident, a surgical incision, or a burn. Any breakage in the skin produces collagen as part of the healing process. When too much collagen is produced, a scar is formed.
Scarring occurs over a six- to twelve-month period. During this time, the scar will mature and change in color, texture and depth. Therefore, scars should not be treated for removal until they have matured.
Remember: once a scar is formed, it can only be improved upon, not erased. And, even after treatment, there is a small risk that the scar will return. Dr. Siegel will offer his professional opinion on your unique case to determine which option will give you the most satisfying results.
To schedule your personal consultation to discuss your scar removal with Dr. Siegel, call 1-832-358-3223 or click here to use our contact form.