Scars are a permanent reminder of a past injury, surgical wound or previous acne. While sometimes a scar can remind us of a previous personal uncomfortable experience, it can often make us self-conscious. No matter what type of scar is present, there are many treatment options that can significantly lessen its appearance.
If you have a scar you would like removed or made less visible, schedule a scar reduction consultation at Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle today.
Scars are formed when the wound healing process is disrupted by factors such as too much or too little collagen production. Pulses of laser energy coagulate scar tissue and encourage the skin to replace itself with healthy new tissue. Our fractional Palomar Icon 1540 nm Erbium glass XD/XF laser is safe for all skin types and effectively reduces:
The fractional lasers can even improve the appearance of normally formed surgical scars. We also offer a variety of other treatment options such as Excel V KTP Laser, Erbium: Yag lasers for scar removal.
Subcision- Minor surgical technique which breaks up underlying adhesions beneath the scar.
Cryoshape- Utilizing freezing of the scar with a cold probe useful in the treatment of Keloid scars.
Microneedling with the Rejuvapen™ – very useful in treating stretch marks, acne scars and other scars of benefit due to Collagen Induction.
Platelet-rich plasma which activates your own stem cells to regenerate new healthy collagen.