Scar Removal Specialist

Horizons Health & Wellness

OB/GYNs & Functional Medicine Specialists located in Bridgewater, MA & Brockton, MA

If you’re unhappy with the look of your skin due to acne or surgical scars, you may benefit from treatments with the Icon™ Aesthetic System. At Horizons Health & Wellness, our experienced team of medical professionals offers laser treatments to eliminate scars and improve the look and texture of your skin. To visit one of the offices in Bridgewater and Brockton, Massachusetts, schedule a consultation to learn more about the benefits of scar removal with laser treatments. Call the office or click the 'Book Online' button below to get started.

Scar Removal Q & A

What causes scars?

A scar is a patch of skin that grows permanently over a wound. You may develop a scar as the result of:

  • Acne
  • Chickenpox
  • A cut or sore
  • A burn
  • Surgery
  • Infection
  • Skin conditions

Scars appear thicker, a little bit shiny, and a slightly different color than your normal skin -- often pink, red, or white. The appearance of your scars may depend on the size and depth of the wound, the location of the scar on your body, and how long the wound took to heal. Some people tend to develop scars more readily than others, which is an inherited trait.

In many cases, your scars fade over time, but may remain noticeable. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of acne scars on your face or body, or any other kind of scars, Horizons Health & Wellness offers treatment options to fade and eventually eliminate them.

What treatments are available for scars?

The providers at Horizons Health & Wellness offer the innovative Icon™ laser treatments to reduce the appearance of your scars. The Icon™ Aesthetic System is effective for all skin types and uses a fractional, non-ablative laser to treat a variety of scars.

The laser energy penetrates deep into the layers of your skin to stimulate your body’s natural healing response, which begins removing the damaged scar tissue. After each treatment session, your skin starts to produce new collagen that results in smoother skin with less noticeable scarring.

What can I expect during an Icon™ laser treatment?

Laser treatments with the Icon™ Aesthetic System are performed in the comfort of the Horizons Health & Wellness office. If you prefer, a topical numbing agent can be applied before the procedure begins. Some patients describe feeling a slight snapping sensation as the handheld laser device passes over the treatment area.

Following the treatment, you may experience some swelling or redness, but it should resolve in a few hours. You can return to your normal activities following treatment without any downtime.

Do I need more than one laser treatment?

Most likely. Your provider evaluates your scars and creates a customized treatment plan to effectively eliminate the appearance of your scars. You may need several treatment sessions over the course of several weeks to achieve your desired results. Factors that influence your course of treatment include the size, coloring, and thickness of the scars, as well as their locations.

 

Before & Post 3 Tx

Photos Courtesy of M. Sinclair, MD

*Individual results may vary


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