For keloid scars, scars and other skin imperfections across the body, you can trust Suite Six Medical Aesthetics with powerful treatment options that restore clarity to the skin. We offer a range of treatment solutions to the men and women living in Salem, Boston, Newburyport and the surrounding areas of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
What are Keloid Scar Treatment & Body Peels?
Keloid scar treatments and body peels include several cosmetic techniques that we use to eliminate imperfections and restore clarity to the skin. We commonly treat keloid scars, which are raised and often discolored scars that develop after skin injuries. They can be difficult to treat without the proper techniques, which is why we offer specialized treatments to manage the appearance of keloid scars. The primary treatment options for keloid scars include IPL therapy and our selection of body peels. However, our body peel treatments are also effective for addressing a range of other skin concerns, including:
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
Which Keloid Scar Treatment is Right for Me?
The main factor in determining which keloid scar treatment is best for you is your skin type. IPL treatments are highly effective in treating keloid scars, but they cannot be performed on darker skin types. Namely, Fitzpatrick skin types V-VI are not suitable for IPL treatments because they have a higher concentration of melanin, which makes them more susceptible to developing hyperpigmentation after IPL treatments. For patients with V-VI skin types, we will recommend the VI Peel, which is a chemical peel treatment that can carefully exfoliate the keloid scar tissue without causing unwanted side effects to the surrounding skin.
How Much Do Keloid Scar Treatments & Body Peels Cost in Boston & Newburyport, MA?
The cost of your keloid scar treatments or body peels at Suite Six Medical Aesthetics can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver your desired results. During your initial consultation, we will assess your treatment goals in order to develop an individualized treatment plan. Once we determine the treatment approach that is best for you, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment. We accept traditional payment methods and offer financing through CareCredit® for your convenience.
What is the Keloid Scar Treatment Like?
Keloid scar treatments can vary depending on the severity and location of the scar. Additionally, the treatment experience will vary depending on the treatment used.
During an IPL treatment, a handheld device is used to deliver intense pulses of light to the affected area. The light energy is absorbed by the melanin in the skin, which then heats up and destroys the targeted cells within the keloid scar tissue. The treatment typically lasts between 30-60 minutes, and patients may experience a warm sensation during the procedure.
During a body peel (chemical peel) treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. This helps to reduce the appearance of keloid scars and other imperfections. The treatment typically lasts between 30-60 minutes, and patients may experience a stinging or burning sensation during the procedure.
Is There Downtime After Keloid Scar Treatment?
Keloid scar treatment options such as IPL and chemical peels may have some downtime depending on the intensity of the treatment and the patient’s skin type. Patients who undergo IPL treatment may experience some redness and swelling immediately after the procedure, which may last for a few hours to a few days. The treated area may also feel warm and sensitive to the touch. Patients who undergo chemical peels may experience some redness, flaking, and peeling of the skin for several days after the procedure. Both patients should avoid sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF to protect the treated area from further damage.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Keloid Scar Treatment?
For patients receiving IPL, the treatment can improve the appearance of keloid scars by reducing their redness and thickness. Patients may need multiple sessions, typically spaced four to six weeks apart, to achieve optimal results. The number of treatments required will depend on the severity of the scars and the individual’s response to the treatment.
For patients receiving chemical peels, the treatment can also improve the appearance of keloid scars by reducing their thickness and promoting new skin growth. Patients may need multiple sessions, typically spaced several weeks apart, to achieve optimal results. The number of treatments required will depend on the severity of the scars and the individual’s response to the treatment.
If you’re struggling with the appearance of keloid scars or would like to experience the benefits of a body peel, contact us today. We’ll help you schedule your consultation at Suite Six Medical Aesthetics and develop your personalized treatment plan. We welcome the men and women living in and around Salem, Boston and Newburyport, MA.