Scars can be an unsightly reminder of a previous injury, surgery, or even acne. With scar revision treatments at Suite Six Medical Aesthetics, patients can reduce the appearance of unwanted scars to achieve smoother, clearer skin. We offer scar revision treatments to residents of Haverhill, Salem and Boston, MA, as well as those in Hampton, Kittery, ME and Portsmouth, NH, and the surrounding areas.
What is Scar Revision?
When the body heals itself to repair damage to the skin, it produces collagen to heal the area. Unfortunately, the skin that repairs these areas is often darkened, and occasionally has a rough or uneven texture. This type of scarring can develop after surgery and injury, which many people find to be an undesirable cosmetic feature. Many people who struggle with acne may find that the areas that are most effected develop a type of scarring called acne scarring, which can affect the skin for long after acne has gone away. Whatever the cause of your scarring, scar revision treatments can help eliminate scar tissue to reduce the rough, darkened appearance that scars often have.
How Much Does Scar Revision Treatment Cost in Boston, MA?
The cost of your scar revision treatment 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.
How is Scar Revision Treatment Performed?
At Suite Six Medical Aesthetics, we offer scar revision treatments via laser skin resurfacing and microneedling. With laser treatment, we use laser energy to exfoliate the damaged tissue, revealing bright, healthy skin underneath. This technique also stimulates collagen production for added benefits. With microneedling, tiny punctures are made in the skin to trigger a healing response and produce collagen. This collagen works to restore the skin, reducing the appearance of scars. We often recommend combining either of these treatments with PRP injections, which will provide the body with growth factors to further enhance and repair the skin.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Scar Revision Treatment?
After scar revision treatment, it can take a few weeks for the results to become visible. This is because the skin has to heal after treatment and it will take some time for new collagen to take effect in the skin. However, most patients begin to notice results within a month of treatment. For most scar revision treatments, multiple treatment sessions will be necessary to achieve the desired results.
Is There Downtime After Scar Revision Treatment?
After a scar revision treatment, the skin may be slightly red or irritated from treatment. This is a common effect of scar revision, and these effects will fade within a few days. Despite these side effects, patients will be able to return to work and other normal activities immediately following their appointment. While the skin is healing, we encourage patients to limit sun exposure to prevent damage to the healing skin.
If you are considering scar revision treatment at Suite Six Medical Aesthetics, contact us today. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have or help you schedule your initial consultation. We welcome patients from Newburyport, Boston, Salem, and the neighboring areas of Massachusetts.