Laser Scar Removal FAQs
Why is it that many of the most devious villains in movies have a scar on their face? The idea might be funny, unless you happen to have a prominent facial scar as well. Whether your scars come from acne or accidents, they can attract unwanted attention from strangers and even people you know. If the stares and questions are starting to get on your nerves, know that you’re not alone. Though many people opt to live their lives with a scar, you don’t have to if you don’t want to.
Laser scar removal treatments can help minimize the appearance of scars that come from acne, accidents, or sometimes even past surgeries. Keep reading for some frequently asked questions regarding laser scar removal.
What scars are able to be treated?
Scarring of the skin can occur in a myriad of ways. Past surgeries can leave large scars behind. Car accidents or other accidents may cause deep scars that criss cross several parts of your body. Alternatively, acne breakouts may leave your face, back, or chest scarred with small ice-pick scars. These can all be reduced with laser scar treatments, though you may require different lasers for each type of scar. You may also need more than one treatment if your scar is large.
How does it work?
We use IPL (intense pulsed light) technology to help remove scars, wrinkles, treat spider veins, and even repair sun damage. We prefer Ellipse Selective Waveband Technology because it’s very easy to target exactly what we want, with very minimal pain for our patients.
What is recovery like?
The Ellipse SWT IPL sessions are not very long, and run from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. Because this system is so gentle, there is almost no recovery time associated with these treatments.
What is the cost?
Please contact us for pricing information. It is worth noting that scar removal treatments are often considered cosmetic procedures by insurance companies, so they are rarely covered by insurance.
If you’re ready for less noticeable scars, call us today at (855) 702-8600 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lam.