Since a scar is the result of any injury, most people have a few on their bodies. A scar is simply a mass of fibrous tissue which forms as the result of the body healing itself after an injury. Scars vary in appearance and can be flat, raised, depressed (like pitting from acne scarring), thickened or red. While most scars fade with time, most never completely go away.
Stretchmarks are a type of scar that results when the dermis, the middle layer of skin that maintains its shape and elasticity, is stretched more that it can tolerate over a short period of time. Stretchmarks most commonly result from pregnancy, rapid weight loss, or hormonal changes and can appear anywhere on the body.
While many different types of therapies have been tried over the years to remove or reduce scars, laser is the most effective treatment. The Cosmetic Enhancement Center uses three different lasers that are clinically proven for scar and stretchmark treatment.
The Total FX Co2 Fractionated laser provides a full spectrum of resurfacing using 2 different size laser beams to treat both deep in the skin as well as the upper layers. This promotes new skin regeneration and stimulates new collagen growth resulting in a smoother, fuller appearance.
The eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation System is a non-laser and non-light based treatment that uses fractionated bi-polar radio frequency to achieve skin resurfacing. The radio frequency technology places the heat energy deep into the skin which stimulates the body’s natural healing response and rebuilds collagen without the downtime of traditional resurfacing treatments.
The VBeam laser is used to remove scar redness as well as flatten any raised areas.
Our physicians will recommend the best course of treatment for your individual needs upon consultation.