People who have scars, especially scars on their face, have always sought ways to either be rid of them or to soften their look and make them less noticeable. The good news is that great advances have been made in scar revision, spurred on by discoveries about how scars come to be formed in the first place. Many medical technologies now take advantage of this knowledge to reduce the look of all kinds of scars. Here are some of the treatments available at PFRANKMD™:
V-Beam is a type of pulsed dye laser. Like other lasers, it concentrates light into an area that produces enough heat to destroy the damaged tissue. In the case of the V-beam, it uses yellow light to target blood vessels and reduce red pigmentation. The patient won’t need anesthesia during the sessions which makes the treatment even more comfortable.
Medlite is also a laser, but it uses shorter light pulses than other type of lasers used for scar revision. Another benefit of Medlite is that it can be used on all kinds of skin colors and textures. It works by stimulating the dermis of the skin, a layer which lies beneath the epidermis, to start producing collagen and elastin. It also targets pigmentation to lighten discoloration.
Fraxel Restore® and Repair®
Fraxel laser is one of the most popular type of lasers to use for scar revision. This laser is especially good at reducing the appearance of surgical scars. It works by creating tiny pixels of light that penetrate to the lower layers of the skin. This stimulates the body into making its own collagen and other substances that help heal the skin. The collagen pushes the scar out and replaces it with fresh layers of skin.
One thing to know about lasers used for scar revision is that the patient will typically need to have more than one session for the best results.
Some patients find that the application of a silicone gel helps to hide their scars particularly for indentations and pox marks. This evens out the skin and creates a smooth surface.
Visit PFRANKMD™ if You Need Scar Revision
If you have a scar that is making you self-conscious and impacting your social and work lives, don’t hesitate to visit PFRANKMD™ in New York, NY to learn more about your treatment options. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!