Do you have a scar that you would like to have removed? A lot of people have scars on their skin for different reasons, ranging from surgical scars to scars that have been caused due to acne. If your confidence has taken a knock because of the appearance of a scar, this is not something that you simply have to accept.
Here at Vida Wellness and Beauty, we offer laser treatment for surgical scars, which can help to lessen the appearance of a scar that you have due to any type of procedure. This could be a cosmetic surgery that you had years ago or it could be emergency medical surgery that you underwent. Irrespective of how the scar appeared, we can make sure that it is something you are not going to need to worry about in the future.
How Does Laser Scar Removal Work?
Laser scar removal treatment involves powerful waves penetrating the skin. Depending on your scar and the extent of it, this laser could penetrate the middle layer of the skin or even the deeper layers. The benefit of this is that your damaged skin cells will be removed and the production of collagen will be promoted. This results in your skin looking together, firmer, and boasting more tone.
The powerful technology that is used in laser treatments ensures that your scars are removed without the surrounding skin being damaged in any way. Within just a few treatment sessions, you will have skin that looks more attractive and smoother with your surgery scars becoming a lot less visible.
Understanding the science behind laser scar removal
Laser scar treatment will not make the scar disappear fully. Instead, this treatment is designed to make the scar less noticeable. After several treatments, your scar should be to the point whereby it is so faint no one would be able to see it.
To understand how scar removal therapy works, you need to understand how scars form, to begin with. When you have had surgery, your body will begin the process of repairing the wound. You will notice that a scab will usually develop over the wound. The purpose of this is to protect the site from germs. The scab will then fall off naturally when it is ready.
Sometimes, the skin that is below the scab will be the same color as the rest of your body. However, there are some cases whereby a scar will remain after the scab falls off. The presence of a scar depends on the depth of an injury, and this is why scars are very common after surgery, as the depth is significant.
These scars can become lighter or fade over time, yet when it comes to surgical scars, they are not going to disappear on their own. They will become permanent. However, laser therapy means that you have an effective solution that will improve the appearance, tone, and texture of your skin.
These lasers are also used to reduce redness and target the blood vessels in your scar tissue. They will stimulate the production of new skin cells by penetrating the surface of the skin as well.
If you want to know more about the ins and outs of how this treatment works, we are only ever a phone call away and we’re always happy to help.
How long does scar therapy last?
The treatment time will depend on a number of different factors. This includes the nature of the scar, the size of it, and the treatment area. After all, the bigger the scar is, the longer the treatment is going to take. However, this is something that we will be able to give you a realistic estimation of during your consultation. The vast majority of treatments can be carried out within 30 minutes.
What can I expect after the treatment?
If you have had scar therapy, you may be worried that you will need to book a lot of time off work in the future. However, this is not the case. The recovery period is short, and this is why we have a lot of patients that come to us from the United States, incorporating their treatment into their holiday.
Once you have had this treatment, you may experience some swelling or redness at the treatment site. However, this is temporary, and it should only last a few days.
After you have had your laser scar removal treatment, the specialist who has carried out the treatment will talk you through what to expect.
In terms of downtime, this is something you do not have to worry about with this treatment. Most patients find that they are able to return to their usual activities straight after they have had their treatment.
One thing that we do recommend, though, is using sun protection before and after you have had laser treatment. We will not be able to treat you if you have a sunburn, as this could discolor your skin and result in severe burns. This is why it is imperative to make sure you protect your skin before your treatment and you should do so after while your skin heals. After all, the last thing you want is to develop another scar because the harmful rays of the fun have hit your treated skin.
The results from your scar removal treatment
Most patients notice that their scar becomes a lot lighter in color after the first treatment. The texture will become more even as well. This will get better with every treatment session you have.
How many scar removal treatments are you going to need?
In order to see the very best results, you are going to need a number of scar removal sessions. Unfortunately, it is simply not possible to remove all of the scars in one session. However, you will definitely notice improvements, and this will only get better and better with every treatment.
In terms of how many treatments you are going to need, this will again depend on the scar – the size of it and the nature of it, as well as where it is on your body. Most people find that they see considerable results within three to seven treatment sessions. When you have a consultation, we will be able to assess the treatment area and give our recommendations about how many sessions we expect you to need.
How much is laser treatment going to cost?
Laser treatment prices differ, and again, the reason for this is because scar size differs. It would not be fair to charge one person with a small, tiny scar, the same amount as another person who has a large scar to be removed.
Therefore, when figuring out the cost for scar therapy, your specialist will take into account the number of scars you want to be treated, the size of the scar, and how many laser treatments are going to be required.
This is something that we will always do during the consultation so that we can provide you with an accurate quotation and you can determine whether or not this is going to be right for you. There will never be any nasty surprises in terms of cost after the procedure, so there is nothing you need to worry about here.
Getting scar removal therapy at Vida Wellness and Beauty
If you are interested in scar removal therapy, you will be pleased to know that this is one of the many treatments that we provide at our clinic here in Mexico.
When you book any type of treatment with us, you can be sure that we adhere to the highest standards. We use the latest equipment, as well as ensuring safety and sanitation are priorities at all times.
You can feel confident that you will receive the gold standard in patient and medical care.
A lot of our patients are based in the United States, and they travel to our clinic to benefit from affordable care at the highest of standards. If this is something you’re interested in, you can have a virtual consultation first.
If you take a look at the reviews and feedback that we have received, we are sure that this will put your mind at ease and reassure you that we are the best choice for you.
Meet Dr. Alberto De La Fuente, he is our board-certified Dermatologist practicing at VIDA Wellness and Beauty in Tijuana. He specializes in Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser treatment & Non-invasive procedures, Medical Dermatology and Surgical Dermatology. He is a member of the Mexican Academy of Dermatology, Mexican Board of Dermatology, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, American Academy of Dermatology.
Learn more about Dr. Alberto De La Fuente, here.
Contact us today for more information
If you are interested in the scar removal therapy that we have available, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today by calling to 1 (619)738-2144. We can offer you a virtual consultation if you’re looking to come to our clinic in Mexico from the United States.
You can be sure that you are in safe hands at our clinic. We have many years of experience in the industry and we have helped many people with our scar therapy. You can take a look at the before and after photos on our website to see for yourself.