You No Longer Have to Live With Scars

Your scars might be due to a burn, acne, injury, surgery, or other trauma. If they’re in easy-to-conceal places, they may not cause a lot of concern. But scars on your face can make you feel self-conscious and dissatisfied with your appearance.

The good news is that you don’t have to live with them. At the Integrative Laser Center of Washington, we offer revolutionary aesthetic treatments to reduce their appearance so that you can have smoother, more evenly textured skin. Read on to find out your options for scars and what makes our treatments effective.

Importance of collagen

Collagen is a protein responsible for your skin’s strength, elasticity, integrity, and firmness. As we age, the production of collagen declines, resulting in an increase in wrinkles and lines as well as a decreased suppleness.

Treatments that stimulate collagen production are instrumental in minimizing the appearance of your scars and evening out your complexion. An increase in collagen production forms a matrix-like pattern that helps firm up your skin so that it is smoother and tighter.

Laser treatment

At the Integrative Laser Center of Washington, we proudly offer the Laser Genesis™ treatment. This state-of-the-art technology provides non-ablative laser resurfacing. Laser Genesis treats your skin at a deep level to address scarring.

The energy from the laser stimulates the production of collagen and encourages old, damaged cells to slough off and make room for fresh, new cells. This evens out your pigmentation, too, so scars are less obvious.

Laser Genesis offers quick, painless treatment for scars, so you don’t have to take time off work or other tasks to recover.

You notice the results of Laser Genesis treatments over time as your body produces new cells and ramps up collagen production. Your skin becomes more radiant, smooth, and even out over the course of several weeks following your laser session.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels involve applying chemical solutions to your skin to hasten the removal of old skin cells and make room for fresh ones. This results in a smoother and more evenly toned complexion, especially if you have mild scarring from acne or trauma.

Chemical peels vary in intensity, from peels that you can schedule during your lunch break that only cause mild peeling, to ones that require you take several weeks off as you heal. Following a peel, your skin is extra sensitive to the sun, so be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater.

The expert team at the Integrative Laser Center of Washington can help you determine which peels are best to address your level of scarring and ultimate aesthetic goals.

Microdermabrasion

For mild scarring, your specialist at the Integrative Laser Center of Washington might recommend microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a safe, noninvasive procedure that doesn’t use chemicals.

During microdermabrasion, your specialist applies microcrystals to your skin to encourage the exfoliation of dead skin cells and trigger the production of new cells. These new skin cells have a higher concentration of collagen and elastin, a skin-strengthening compound. The result is fresh skin that’s smoother and more evenly toned, making your scars less noticeable.

You don’t have to live with scars. To learn more about how you can reduce the appearance of your scars, or in some cases erase them altogether, call the Integrative Laser Center of Washington or book a consultation online.


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