The skin is the largest organ in the body and serves may purposes. This includes temperature regulation, protection against germs, the feeling of the world around you, and amongst all, as a protective barrier. After being injured (through trauma, surgery or other causes), all skin heals as a scar. The appearance of a scar can range from completely inconspicuous, to potentially disfiguring. The amount of scarring is determined by the person’s age, heredity, skin pigmentation, and the wound size, depth, and location. A scar looks different when compared to natural skin because new scar tissue consists of different amounts of collagen and other tissue material as compared to normal skin. In some cases, skin trauma can result in hypertrophic or keloid scars that are large or even disfiguring.
In some cases, scars can naturally diminish over time. However, they never heal completely on their own. Scars can be almost unnoticeable and of no concern, or can be an extreme source of displeasure, embarrassment, or concern to an individual. It is a very personal issue. We recommend 3 – 6 treatments for mild to moderate scarring and 6 – 9 treatments for moderate to severe scarring.
- Initial Consultation
- Procedure Duration: Approximately 1 ½ hour per session
- Treatments required for Optimal Results: 3 to 6 treatments for mild to moderate scarring, 6 –9 treatments for moderate to severe scarring with 4 weeks apart
- Recovery Time: 4 days