Scar Removal

CNS Center of Arizona & Medical AestheticsMedical Aesthetics Center located in Scottsdale, AZ

Scars can sometimes be hard to hide, restrict your movement, and look unappealing, but if you have bothersome scars, thereā€™s now a way to help your body generate new, less blemished skin to replace the scar tissue. The highly skilled medical aesthetics team at CNS Center of Arizona & Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale, Arizona, use state-of-the-art Iconā„¢ laser technology to break down and rebuild scars without the need for surgery. Find out more by calling the center today, or book an appointment online.

Scar Removal Q & A

Why does skin form scars?

Scars form as a result of the healing process initiated by damage to the skin. When your skin is cut or burnt, or you get insect bites or develop spots, the break in the surface layer of the skin triggers the immune system to stop the bleeding and seal the wound, then repair the damaged tissues.

This system works so well that itā€™s easy to take it for granted, and most of the time minor injuries leave little or no trace behind. However, in some instances, the healing process may not work so efficiently, leaving scar tissue or indentations in your skin.

What kinds of scars are there?

There are several different types of scars:

Hypertrophic and keloid scars

Hypertrophic and keloid scars form when the healing process goes into overdrive and creates excessive scar tissue. This can cause thick, raised scarring that extends beyond the original wound.

Contracture scars

Contracture scars that you might get after a burn injury can form in such a way that the new skin is uncomfortably tight. In some cases, the skin is so tight it restricts movement.

Acne scars

Acne scars and similar skin blemishes caused by diseases such as chickenpox form pits and dimples in the skin. These are often on the face and can affect your confidence and make you feel self-conscious.

Surgical scars

Having any form of surgery is bound to leave scarring, although surgeons always carry out minimally invasive procedures wherever possible, and hide the incisions if they can.

Is there a scar removal treatment?

There are ways of reducing the appearance of scars using techniques such as:

  • Cryotherapy (freezing scars with liquid nitrogen)
  • Steroid injections
  • Skin grafts for contracture scars
  • Surgical removal
  • Dermabrasion
  • Laser therapy

At CNS Center of Arizona & Medical Aesthetics, the medical team uses the cutting-edge laser technology of Icon by CynosureĀ®. Icon is a laser aesthetics platform that works by using laser energy to break down the scar tissue, which your body then flushes away naturally.

Icon laser treatment causes minimal discomfort and doesnā€™t require downtime afterward, so thereā€™s little disruption to your life. Following Icon treatment, new skin and tissue growth are smoother, and your skin looks evener.

Find out more about the advantages of Icon laser therapy for improving the appearance of unsightly scars by calling CNS Center of Arizona & Medical Aesthetics today, or book an appointment online.

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