Before we get started with any treatment, we will have a no-obligation consultation to pinpoint any issues and talk about your goals. This conversation will involve relevant medical and family history to ensure the treatment you are seeking is right for you.
We will then discuss your expected results and any associated risks with the procedure before moving forward.
Using our Fotona Dynamis laser, we create very small laser channels in the scarred skin. This initiates the healing process, stimulating fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin. As your skin continues to heal, the scar tissue is replaced with new, undamaged cells.
This method of skin resurfacing is designed to minimize healing time and discomfort during your treatment.
Your skin may feel hot and sunburned immediately after your treatment. You can alleviate some of the heat with an ice pack or cold cloth.
We will provide you with a day-by-day breakdown detailing how to care for your skin after treatment. Following these instructions closely can help ensure you get the best results with the least amount of downtime.
You may experience some slight redness or swelling if you choose to treat mild scarring with non-ablative laser treatment. This should subside in a few hours. We’ll likely apply a soothing cream or serum to ease any discomfort.
Using non-ablative lasers is generally less painful. However, they may also require more than 1 treatment.
We recommend avoiding strenuous activity and prolonged exposure to the sun. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin when spending time outdoors.
If you choose to treat moderate-to-deep scars with skin resurfacing, your skin will feel raw and sore after treatment. We’ll apply an ointment and dressing to soothe your skin and promote healing. You may need to use over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses to ease discomfort for the following week.
The area will typically begin to heal within a week or 2. It’s best to avoid cosmetics, creams, and sunscreens during the healing time. We also recommend avoiding prolonged sun exposure and activities that increase your risk of infection, such as swimming.