Treatment of Scars

Clear away unsightly scars in one easy session

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Sunlight, abrasion, pressure, and pulling on wounds during their healing phase can result in abnormal and unsightly scarring. Pink, raised, even rippled scarring can benefit from laser skin resurfacing. The Palomar ICON XD/XF™ harnesses the power of light to clear away pigment and textural irregularities, even those formed many years ago. Most patients see full results after only one Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing session.

How does Palomar Icon 1540 XD/XF for Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment of Scars work?

Fractional Skin Resurfacing works by directing arrays of light at the skin in precise increments, to create columns of coagulated tissue within the dermis and epidermis. In simpler terms, Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing works by creating precisely controlled micro-damage to the tissue, which causes your body to replace that tissue with new tissue. Part of your body’s immune response to this micro-damage will be to generate new collagen, in addition to new skin cells. The Palomar Icon 1540 XD/XF provides a more controlled form of micro-damage than other lasers on the market, causing less damage to the surrounding tissues, and therefore less redness, and shorter healing times than other lasers. The control that the individual user has with the Palomar Icon 1540 XD/XF allows us to provide treatment for a wider range of skin types and concerns.

Why does Suncoast Skin Solutions prefer the Palomar Icon 1540 XD/XF for Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment of Scars?

The Palomar Icon 1540 XD/XF allows for more individual control of it’s laser than than its competitors, which supports our commitment to providing individualized treatment plans, by allowing us to address a wider variety of skin concerns on more skin types than was previously possible with Fractional Lasers. The Palomar Icon 1540 XD/XF also creates more controlled treatments than other lasers on the market, creating a less disruptive healing process. Most patients see shorter, less visible healing periods with this laser, and the same, if not better results.

What about alternatives to Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing, such as skin care products, chemical peels, facials, micro-dermabrasion, or other lasers for treatment of Scars?

Laser treatment is just one possible solution for scars, which can be difficult to resolve, and should be reviewed by a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Our providers work to find the treatment that works best for you, and your lifestyle. For some, other treatments may be more effective, or better suited. if you suffer from scarring, you should come in for a medical dermatology consultation, so we can create an individual treatment plan for you.

What skin types are suitable for Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment with the Palomar Icon 1540 XD/XF of Scars?

Previously, Laser Skin Resurfacing was limited in use to only a small range of skin types. Palomar, the manufacturer of the laser we use, Palomar Icon 1540 XD/XF, has developed a laser that allows for greater user control in energy levels delivered to the skin, allowing for effective treatments for a wider range of skin types. In general, lighter skin tones can handle more intense treatments, and therefore, need fewer treatments, spaced further apart, to see the same results. Your physician will create an individualized treatment plan for you during your consultation, which will account for your skin type and tone, and the severity of scarring or discoloration.

 

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