Scars can appear for a variety of reasons, and they can remain as painful reminds of an event we would rather forget. Scars can also be blemishes on the skin, and most people would like to find an easy way to remove them. Over-the-counter creams and topicals are an ineffective and unreliable way to treat scars, which is why many individuals are turning to aesthetics treatments like the Fotona laser.
To find out how you could benefit from scar revision with Fotona, consider us here at RNA Medical Aesthetics. Our educated staff would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Our practice is conveniently located in Johnson City, TN. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!
Types of Scars
Light energy from the Fotona laser is capable of treating a variety of different scar types. These include acne scars, surgical scars, and hypertrophic scars. Acne scars that last a long time are due to breaks in the pore walls that occur when the acne causes inflammation. Deep breaks in these pore walls from particularly bad breakouts means that when the acne clears away it will leave behind scars.
Surgical scars are unavoidable, even with recent advancements in technology like endoscopic surgery. If you have a facial surgical scar it can be difficult to cover up with makeup, especially if it is hypertrophic. When your skin is injured, it does not always heal correctly. This can cause an imbalance of collagen, which makes a large, bumpy scar.
These scars, known as hypertrophic scars, can be a different color from the surrounding skin (usually red), and they can stay raised for years. If you are someone whose body produces too much collagen during the healing process, you may have noticed these hypertrophic scars.
How Can Fotona Help?
The Fotona laser is able to gently ablate scar tissue to smooth away scars. The laser device actually remodels the collagen, which gives the skin a chance to heal correctly. The laser combines non-ablative and fractional-ablative wavelengths together to lessen the appearance of scars, and also address the blood vessels that are feeding into the scar.
If you have any questions about this treatment, our team here at RNA Medical Aesthetics would be more than happy to help. We are conveniently located in Johnson City, and we can conduct an examination of your skin to see if the Fotona laser would be able to benefit you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!