Scars can feel impossible to get rid of. However, with various scar treatment options available, you can obtain the results you desire. You can achieve visible scar reduction with treatments tailored to your unique needs. You shouldn’t have to live with the effects of a scar if it bothers you.
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SCAR TREATMENT AT PURE COSMETIC CENTER
At PURE Cosmetic Center in Chelmsford, MA, Dr. Lee is proud to provide specialized Chelmsford scar reduction treatments with expertise and excellence. Our goal is to help you achieve the results you desire with minimal downtime so that you can feel confident and beautiful in your own skin again. Let us help you look your best.
What Scar Treatments are available?
Scarring can be a problematic issue for many people. Fortunately, there are several treatments available to reduce the appearance of scars. From silicone gel and tape to laser treatments, there is something for everyone. The goal of scar treatments is to reduce or eliminate the visibility of your scars over time.
Silicone gel and silicone tape are two of the most popular scar treatments available. Both products work by forming a protective layer over the scarred area, which helps to reduce redness, itching, and pain associated with scarring. Additionally, silicone gel can help to soften the skin around the scar, while silicone tape can help flatten raised scars.
Broadband light therapy (BBL) is another treatment option for reducing the appearance of scars. This type of therapy uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to target areas of discoloration on the skin caused by scarring. The light breaks up pigmentation in the skin, allowing it to heal more evenly and reduce discoloration from the scar tissue.
Kenalog injections are a type of steroid injection that can be used to treat keloid scars or hypertrophic scars. These injections work by reducing inflammation in the area around the scar, which helps to reduce its size and improve its appearance over time.
ProFrac laser treatment is an advanced laser treatment that has been shown to reduce both redness and texture in scars caused by acne or other skin conditions. This type of laser treatment works by targeting specific areas of damaged skin cells with short pulses of energy that stimulate collagen production in the area around the scarred tissue. This helps to improve overall texture and tone in affected areas over time.
SCAR TREATMENT BENEFITS
Scar treatment can be a life-changing procedure for many people. It can restore the appearance of skin by giving it a more even tone and smoother texture. Scar treatments including scar removal and scar reduction are non-invasive and fast, with excellent results that can boost confidence levels.
The benefits of scar treatment vary depending on the type of treatment used, but some common advantages include:
- Improved appearance of scars, wrinkles, age spots, warts, and keloids
- Reduced risk of infection
- No anesthesia required
- Fast and efficient recovery times
- Improved confidence levels
At PURE Cosmetic Center, we offer scar treatment Chelmsford residents or guests can utilize to help reduce the appearance of scars caused by acne, surgery, or other skin conditions.
Our team of doctors and providers can evaluate your individual needs to determine if you are a candidate for this treatment. We will also discuss any contraindications or disqualifications that might prevent you from being eligible, such as allergies, age, or other health issues.
Issues scar treatment can resolve:
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
- Keloid scars
- Stretch marks
Consultation and Preparation
At PURE Cosmetic Center, our experienced medical providers will begin your consultation by discussing your scar treatment concerns and goals. They will then assess the area of treatment to determine the best approach. We will also discuss any potential risks or side effects associated with the procedure and provide you with information on proper preparation and aftercare.
Scar treatment procedures can vary depending on the type of scar and its severity. With silicone gels and tapes, a simple application is all that’s needed. Injections are simply that; much like a vaccination, the steroid is injected under the skin. The treatment is quick and relatively painless. Laser and light energy treatments are also low-impact. While they are generally painless, some patients report a sensation not unlike a rubber band being snapped while the device passes over the skin, with some redness akin to a sunburn shortly after treatment. This is common but temporary, and any swelling or redness caused by the treatments resolves quickly. Typical over-the-counter pain management may be used to manage comfort levels.
Post-treatment life may include some downtime and avoiding strenuous exercise and hot baths for 2-3 days following the procedure. It is important to follow instructions for incision care and scar prevention, including keeping the area clean and dry, applying ointment or cream as directed, and wearing sunscreen outdoors. Depending on the type of treatment used, there may be expectations for maintenance, such as follow-up treatments or regular checkups with your doctor.
Scar treatment can vary in terms of how long it takes to see results. Depending on the depth of the peel, it may take a few weeks or up to six months for the effects to show.
WHY DR. LEE AT PURE COSMETIC CENTER?
Dr. Lee is widely acclaimed for the excellence in his work, earning a spot as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons from the Consumer Research Council of America and even featuring on Boston Magazine’s “Best Doctors” issue cover! Patient safety has always been paramount to him, which is why he has earned accreditation from the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
SCAR TREATMENT FAQS
Just like any procedure, scar treatment risks include skin discoloration and infection.
Scar reduction or removal treatments are not permanent, but they can help reduce the appearance of scars and improve their texture. Depending on the type of scar, different treatments may be used to achieve the desired result.
Yes, there are a variety of scar reduction treatments available depending on your skin type.
Yes, you can undergo scar reduction treatments while pregnant or breastfeeding.
There are different DIY options for any problem, but we can’t guarantee a DIY solution will be as effective as a professionally administered procedure.
The cost of scar treatments varies depending on the type and severity of the scars.
Your beauty is a symphony. Don’t trust it to anyone less than a true performer and a master at his craft. Chelmsford plastic surgeon, Dr. Dave Lee brings the virtuosity of a concert pianist and the artistry of a renowned plastic surgeon to each procedure. Schedule a consultation today to discover why patients across New England are singing the praises of Dr. Lee and his staff at PURE Cosmetic Center.