Laser Scar Revision in New Jersey
With laser scar revision, you can treat scars to reduce their appearance and make them less noticeable. The Peer Group for Plastic Surgery offers this treatment to the men and women living in Morristown and Livingston, NJ.
What is Laser Scar Revision?
Laser scar revision is an advanced laser treatment, similar to laser skin resurfacing, designed to reduce the appearance of scars. Using precise laser energy, we are able to exfoliate scar tissue and stimulate collagen in the skin beneath. As a result, the scar will become less noticeable, and you will see improvements in both skin color and texture. This is the ideal laser treatment for surgical scars, and it is also a great laser treatment for scars on legs, arms and other areas of the body. At The Peer Group, we use the Fraxel Dual 1550/1927 laser for laser scar revision.
How Much Does Laser Scar Revision Cost?
The exact cost of treatment will vary depending on your unique treatment goals and the extent of treatment necessary. During your initial consultation, we thoroughly discuss your cosmetic goals in order to determine the laser scar revision technique that is best for you. Once we develop a customized treatment plan, we will be able to inform you of the exact cost of treatment. Keep in mind the laser treatment for acne scars cost will vary from other laser scar revision treatments.
What is the Laser Scar Revision Procedure Like?
The laser skin resurfacing treatment may involve the use of anesthetics, depending on the treatment area. During treatment, we use a handheld laser device to precisely exfoliate layers of skin in the desired treatment area. This process is generally well-tolerated, thanks to the anesthetics we provide. The laser scar revision treatment can take up to an hour, but the exact duration of treatment will vary based on the size of the treatment area.
What is Laser Scar Revision Recovery Like?
Recovery from laser scar revision depends on the extent of treatment performed. You can generally expect redness and irritation after laser scar revision, similar to the effects of a sunburn. During your recovery, you'll need to protect the skin from sunlight and keep the skin moisturized. Outside of these precautions, patients can typically return to work and all other usual activities within a day of treatment.
What Results Can I Expect from Laser Scar Revision?
The results from laser scar revision become visible in the weeks and months following treatment. Even after side effects resolve, the increase in collagen in the skin will contribute to continued improvements in the skin. However, multiple treatment sessions are often necessary for optimal results with scar revision. During your consultation, we will discuss how many treatments are necessary based on your cosmetic goals.
Contact us today to learn more about the scar revision treatment or to schedule your initial consultation. The Peer Group offers this and other laser treatments to the men and women living in Morristown, Livingston and the surrounding areas of New Jersey.