Any injury, burn, or trauma to the skin can leave an embarrassing scar, but few treatments actually remove them. At New Image Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Wilson DuMornay and his team of cosmetic professionals can help reduce the appearance of your most stubborn scars with groundbreaking skin treatments, such as laser technology. Call the office or book an appointment online today to learn more.
After an injury, burn, or trauma, the deep layer of your skin, called the dermis, has to repair itself to make up for the damage. During the healing process, the body forms new collagen fibers to repair the damage, which often results in scarring around the injury.
There are several different types of scars, and the type you have often determines your treatment plan.
Some of the most common types of scars include:
Keloid scars form on your body when your skin heals aggressively, causing a noticeable raised scar to form around the original injury. When left untreated, keloid scars can actually hinder your movement or range of motion. While anybody can get a keloid scar after an injury, they’re most common among patients with dark skin.
Skin picking and pimple popping often result in scarring on the skin, though almost anybody who has battled acne has had acne scars at some point. There are many different types of acne scars. Some look flat and red or purple, while others look like small craters or dips in your skin.
Contracture scars form on your skin after severe burn injuries. They vary widely in appearance, but some contracture scars can run so deep that they affect your muscles and ability to move properly.
Similar in appearance to keloid scars, hypertrophic scars are raised red areas on the skin. Because they don’t affect your movement or range of motion, hypertrophic scars are easier to treat than their keloid counterparts.
The treatment that Dr. DuMornay recommends depends entirely on your skin and the type of scar you have, but New Image Aesthetics offers the most advanced laser technology to reduce the appearance of scars.
The practice uses the Icon™ Aesthetic System by CynosureⓇ for nearly all of their laser treatments — more specifically the 1540 XV IPL handpiece. This innovative laser system helps reduce the appearance of most scars by working through the top layer of your skin to stimulate the production of new skin cells.
With no less than 7 handpieces to choose from, the Icon Aesthetic System offers laser treatment options for nearly every skin type and any type of scar.
Call New Image Aesthetics today or book an appointment online to learn more about your scar revision options.