Treatment performed by Dr. Schenden, Dr. Elswick and Raquel Merlini, RN
What is ScaarFX laser?
ScaarFX™ is a new minimally invasive laser system to improve the look of scars. ScaarFX is a treatment within our Lumenis UltraPulse® system and provides a deep fractional resurfacing solution that addresses the tone, texture, and appearance of scars. Scars are rigid and form due to the body’s natural healing response following injury or trauma. This laser helps to break up the scar and trigger the production of new collagen and elastic fibers. By improving the appearance and functionality of scarred skin you can restore your self-esteem and confidence.
The Best Candidates for ScaarFX laser
The best candidates are men and women who would like to see improvement in their skin. Most areas where scars are present can be treated.
Planning your Treatment
During the consultation your areas of concern and any previous skin treatments should be discussed in detail. A thorough physical examination of your areas of concern will be performed, including medical history and skin tone. Our providers will ensure your questions are answered and your goals are understood. Patient expectations are important to discuss at the consultation. Treatment technique is individualized for each patient.
What is the procedure like?
ScaarFX is performed in our office and depending on the area usually takes less than one hour for maximum results a series of treatments is recommended. This technology can penetrate deeper than most common lasers. Therefore, amazing results may be achieved in a minimally invasive approach. We provide a topical numbing cream to provide optimal comfort. During the treatment, a laser light penetrates to a precise, controlled depth within your skin, making the resurfacing procedure safe and predictable. You may feel a warm and slightly stinging sensation as the laser is applied.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Your skin after will be warm, red, and swollen to varying degrees depending on setting and size of the treatment area. Most patients are able to resume normal activity within a few days. You will receive an after-care kit to help your skin heal and rejuvenate. Above all, in the months following it is important to protect the treated area from the sun.
The ScaarFX treatment is not suitable for everyone. Patients must be off Accutane for 12 months and not have a history of keloid formation. Risks may include change of pigmentation, redness, textual changes, or scarring. This treatment requires a skilled provider with qualified training in both the system and skin tones. Be sure to discuss all your concerns with your provider prior to treatment.
Your new look
You will notice a significant improvement in the quality of your skin and a fresher, smoother appearance to the scar. Because it stimulates collagen production you will continue to see improvement up to 6 months after your treatment. This less invasive, non-surgical procedure is becoming increasingly popular. This is not surprising; with a short procedure you are able to diminish the appearance of the scar as well as the texture.
Call our office today located in Troy, MI to schedule your consultation and revitalize your skin. 248-524-0620
Why choose Revitalize Plastic Surgery
Offering the most advanced and state-of-the-art procedures, our surgical practice is led by first-class surgeons and a highly skilled medical team. Combining education, experience, and skill with expertise in both the science and art of medical aesthetics, we take a comprehensive approach to each patient’s treatment plan, ensuring that patient education, safety and, of course, results, are our utmost priorities.