Scars can be an unsightly reminder of a previous injury or surgery. To achieve a clearer, smoother skin tone and improve your confidence, you may want to consider scar revision treatments at Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center. We offer this and other laser treatments to men and women living in Washington, DC, Arlington, Virginia and nearby communities, at our offices in Vienna, VA, Woodbridge, VA, and Rockville, Maryland.
What is Scar Revision?
Scar tissue can form in response to acne, injuries, and surgical treatments. This tissue creates raised, darkened skin that some patients feel detract from their appearance. Scar revision uses laser energy to break up scar tissue and stimulate collagen production, reducing the appearance of scars to create smoother and clearer skin. At Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center, we use fractional laser technology for scar revision treatments.
How Much Does Scar Revision Cost in Washington, DC?
The cost of a scar revision treatment starts at $500, but will vary depending on the size of the area being treated as well as the number of treatments necessary to deliver your desired results. During your consultation, we will evaluate your cosmetic goals to develop a personalized treatment plan. At this time, we will be able to provide the full cost of your treatment. We offer flexible financing options to ensure that each patient has access to the treatment that they need. We also accept cash, checks, and major credit cards for your convenience.
What is a Scar Revision Treatment Like?
During scar revision, a handheld laser device will be passed over the desired scar. The device will deliver laser energy to the damaged skin, destroying affected skin cells while simultaneously stimulating the production of collagen. This process immediately eliminates some of the scar while collagen continues to support the growth of healthy skin, improving the appearance of the skin over the following months.
Is There Any Recovery Period After Scar Revision?
Patients may experience redness or swelling in the treated area after a scar revision treatment. However, patients will be able to resume work and other normal activities immediately following their appointment. Since the skin is often sensitive following scar revision, we recommend that patients limit sun exposure and wear sunscreen to minimize any damage to the skin while it is healing.
When Will I Notice Results from Scar Revision Treatment?
The results from scar revision treatment will vary depending on the age and severity of the treated scar. Generally, patients will begin to notice results about 10 days after treatment. Results may continue to improve over the following months as collagen continues to restore the skin. In most cases, multiple treatment sessions will be necessary in order to achieve optimal results.
If you are tired of hiding your scars, scar revision treatments can help you restore skin tone and texture for beautiful skin that you can be proud of. Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center welcomes patients to our three locations in Vienna, Woodbridge and Rockville, also serving individuals in the Washington, DC and Arlington, VA area. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or learn more.