About Laser Scar Treatment
Scars are a common skin condition that can be located on any area of the face or body. For many individuals, a scar is a reminder of a previous wound that once existed or a condition, such as acne, that created a disruption to the skin. While scars do not cause medical harm to patients and are generally not a problem, many people wish to have them treated so that their overall appearance can be improved. Based on where the scar is located, the type of scar that is being addressed, and its current state, laser scar revision can be performed. At Yonick Plastic Surgery in Midland, MI, we offer the state-of-the-art Sciton laser platform system, which allows our experienced Nurse Practitioner, Karen Yonick, the ability to treat scars of varying types. Using Profractional Resurfacing, we can specifically isolate our laser light to target and treat the scar while leaving the nearby skin undisturbed. If you have a scar left behind from a prior injury and wish to improve its appearance, call our Midland, MI practice today to learn more about your options.
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Types of Scars Treated
Many types of scars can be improved with Sciton laser treatments. The type of scar you have, as well as its size and location, will help Karen decide how best to treat it. The most commonly treated scars are:
- Superficial scars
- Acne scars or "pitting"
- Keloid scars
- Hypertrophic scars
- Contracture scars
About the Technologies
Treatments for laser scar revision are performed on-site in our Midland, MI plastic surgery and aesthetic center. The laser technologies we use to treat scars include Sciton HALO and Sciton Profractional, two innovative lasers that offer dynamic results when utilized by a professional, like Karen Yonick.
Sciton HALO, the world’s first hybrid fractional laser, allows the operator to choose between non-ablative and ablative wavelengths, delivering precise treatment to a secluded treatment zone to improve results, protecting surrounding skin, and reducing downtime. HALO is paving the way for the future of laser scar treatment with a safe and reliable alternative to more invasive forms of scar treatment.
Profractional is Sciton’s solution for achieving a skin resurfacing result without requiring a patient to plan for a long recovery after their procedure. Unlike other methods of skin resurfacing, which removes the outer skin from the surface of the treatment site, Profractional treatment delivers thin ablative laser energy into specific areas of the skin, affecting significantly less skin and sparing surrounding tissues.
During Your Treatment
Depending on the treatment chosen for you, your session will likely begin with the cleansing of your skin and the application of a topical anesthesia, which should help prevent you from feeling discomfort during the procedure. Your treatment will most likely take less than an hour to perform, during which time you will rest and relax in our treatment chair. Many patients feel warmth followed by cold bursts of air while the laser is slowly passed over the scar being treated. Karen will monitor both the technology and your comfort level throughout the session to ensure positive outcomes are met.
Scar Treatment Pricing
Your laser scar treatment plan could include one or more sessions with the Profractional or HALO laser systems. The cost of your treatment will depend on this factor and whether or not Karen has recommended additional procedures and treatments to complement or amplify your results. During a consultation to discuss your needs and aesthetic goals, we will create a custom treatment plan and include a cost estimate so that you can plan for your treatments accordingly. To make your scar reduction more affordable, we may offer a package price.
Patients that have very light scars will see significant improvement after a laser session. In some cases, it is hard to detect if a scar even existed. For many, depending on the size and nature of the scar, a scar will still exist on the site, but patients note significant improvement. In addition, because of the technology behind our laser system and as time goes on, your body will continue to heal and replace old skin cells with new ones. For many patients, the results will continue to improve over many months.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $250
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 3 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- Week 2 & 6, Month 3, 6, & 12
- Procedure Recovery Location
Improve Your Scars
When you have a large, bothersome, or unattractive scar that troubles you, it is reassuring to know that there are options to reduce the size and appearance of the scar. Yonick Plastic Surgery is proud to offer effective, innovative options that can help make it less obvious. After examining the shape, size, type, and depth of your scar, laser scar treatment with Sciton technology can be performed to help improve its appearance. We invite you to contact our Midland, MI plastic surgery office to schedule your scar treatment consultation with Karen Yonick.