Scars are a very common aesthetic concern for both men and women. Whether from an injury, surgery, or pregnancy, scars can change the way we feel about our appearance, skincare and health. Gentle Revive in Lindon, Utah, provides patients with safe, gentle, and effective healthy scar removal treatment without surgery. There are two types of lasers that we use to remove scars. They are PicoSure and Icon.
PicoSure is an innovative light-based treatment that, unlike traditional laser treatments, doesn’t rely on heat to erase the appearance of scars in a healthy way. Less heat means less damage to the skin, allowing PicoSure treatments to be highly effective without the pain and irritation associated with traditional scar removal treatment methods or surgery. The treatments are highly customizable and can be used to treat a variety of skin pigment concerns, including C-section scars, stretch marks, acne scars and dark spots. PicoSure treatments help lighten and reduce the appearance of scars by gently disrupting the pigment of the skin. The scar treatment uses a specialized lens and laser that rapidly destroys the appearance of pigment without causing damage to the scars and surrounding tissue and skin during scar treatment. PicoSure treatments have the added health benefit of activating the body’s natural collagen and elastin production, which improves elasticity and an overall healthy appearance of the scar treatment area. With PicoSure treatments, patients can address their unwanted scars such as acne scars and rejuvenate their skin’s health and appearance in the scar treatment process. Usually multiple scar treatments are needed but there can be amazing results after one treatment. There is no downtime and extra care with this treatment, and you can immediately return to your normal daily activities, even applying moisturizers, sunscreens, and makeup with no adverse health effects.
Icon laser health treatments use fractional laser technology to break down scar tissue and trigger the body’s natural care and healing process. It is a quick and easy scar treatment that really works, and gives remarkable scar removal results on any skin type. As the body heals, the appearance of your acne scars for example begin to fade, revealing smoother, rejuvenated skin with less scarring. The laser is not ablative, meaning it doesn’t break the surface of your skin during treatments. As soon as any redness or swelling goes away from treatments, you will be able to resume your regular care routine.
This means that it causes micro injuries to a relatively small fraction of the skin at a time. If you think of where the laser comes out as a stamp with tiny needles on it, that is kind of the arrangement of the energy as it comes out of the laser. Heat is put into the skin as tiny columns that stimulate growth of new cells. These columns of new tissue work together in repairing the appearance and function of the skin.
PicoSure and Icon laser treatments are designed for comfort and although you should expect to have redness afterward, they are quite tolerable. If you have low pain tolerance, we have several methods to make it a pain free experience.
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