Whether you want to get rid of acne or surgical scars, our team at San Jose Medical Spa offers the most advanced laser treatments to reduce the appearance of scarring for patients in San Jose, California.
For a scar to form, the trauma to the body is usually deep, reaching to the thick bottom layer of the skin, known as the dermis. When the dermis is damaged, the body works quickly to repair it and close the wound to avoid a serious infection. The body sends a fresh supply of collagen (a protein that is naturally found in our skin) to repair the damage. This collagen must work quickly to bind the separated tissues in order to reduce the chance of infections setting in. Unfortunately, the results are the unsightly raised and/or discolored patches that we know as scars.
We can't prevent all scars -- whether they're from acne, an injury or from a previous surgery -- but we can significantly reduce their appearance. Advanced laser scar treatment technology can help revitalize your skin, reducing the appearance of scars, without painful side effects.
Laser scar treatments use fractional laser light to encourage cell turnover. These new skin cells look and feel smoother, improving the skin’s texture, tone and overall appearance of scars. Most skin types are candidates for laser scar removal, which can be performed on most areas of the body.
The laser scar removal procedure lasts about 30 minutes and requires 3-5 sessions to achieve best results. Some patients may feel discomfort during the treatment. The team at San Jose Medical Spa can apply a topical anesthetic (optional) to make the procedure more comfortable. Most patients experience little to no downtime and some may experience common side effects such as temporary redness or swelling.
For more information about laser scar removal, call or schedule a consultation online with the team at San Jose Medical Spa.