Scar Removal At BELLA MEDSPA

Scar Removal at Bella Medspa Philadelphia, PA

Scar Removal

at a Bella Medspa

Offices in Philadelphia on Rittenhouse SquareNewtown (Bucks County)Chester SpringsHarrisburg and Lancaster, PA.

Treating Scars is Faster and Easier Than You Think

Why go through the expense and hassle of hiding your scars with makeup and clothing? At Bella Medspa, you can reduce the appearance of unwanted scar tissue with fast, easy laser scar treatment.

Scar removal treatments at Bella Medspa are a more comfortable alternative to surgery, especially for acne scars. With remarkable results for any skin types both light and dark, you can reduce your scarring to boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.

Choose laser scar treatment today and watch those scars fade away.

Scar Removal Treatments at Bella Medspa

CO2 Laser Scar Removal

CO2 laser resurfacing is a revolutionary cosmetic procedure designed to reduce scars, wrinkles, and other skin concerns. The process uses carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers to non-surgically resurface the top layer of the skin, stimulate the production of collagen, and improve overall skin texture and appearance. Board-certified dermatologists and medical estheticians perform this procedure.

Here’s how it works:

  • In the weeks leading up to your procedure, your Bella Medspa esthetician will prepare your skin for treatment. This will increase your tolerance to the laser and reduce the risk of side effects.
  • To begin the procedure, your esthetician will apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area. They will then clean your skin to remove excess dirt and bacteria.
  • Next, your esthetician will move a specialized CO2 laser across the surface of your skin. Depending on the size of the treatment area, this part of the procedure can take between 30 minutes and two hours.
  • Once the esthetician completes the procedure, they’ll dress your treatment area with clean wraps. It usually takes three to 10 days for the treatment area to heal, depending on the size of it.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the results of CO2 laser resurfacing can last for several years. Speak to an esthetician at Bella Medspa to learn more about this procedure and your best treatment options.

Acne Scar Treatment

At Bella Medspa, our scar removal treatment options are designed to help patients who struggle with many types of scarring, including acne scars.

As many as 95% of people who have acne develop residual scar tissue. Acne scars can have a significant impact on your self-esteem, making it difficult to feel comfortable in your own skin. But with laser treatment, you can reduce the appearance of acne scarring and promote new, healthy cell growth to replace the resurfaced layer. As a result, you can enjoy a brighter, more consistent skin tone.

Laser scar removal does not remove acne scars completely—instead, it uses targeted lasers to break up scar tissue on the outer layer of skin. The outer layer then peels off, minimizing the appearance of scars. The heat from the laser also stimulates collagen production, which encourages new skin to replace the scar tissue. This procedure helps reduce the prominence and redness of the scars and stimulates healing. With multiple treatments, you can continue to reduce the appearance of acne scars and enjoy a rejuvenated complexion.


Benefits of Laser Scar Removal

Laser scar treatment can provide significant benefits for patients looking to reduce the appearance of unsightly scarring. Studies show that laser therapy can effectively remove many types of scars, reducing discoloration and improving confidence as a result. Thanks to laser scar removal, you can enjoy smoother, more consistent skin without wasting hours of time and effort on other methods.

Additional benefits of laser scar treatments include:

  • Excellent, research-proven aesthetic results
  • Simple, brief procedures with minimal discomfort
  • Short healing processes that require little to no downtime
  • Non-invasive treatments that don’t require general anesthesia
  • The use of science-backed, cutting-edge laser technology

What Types of Scars Can Be Treated?

Laser scar removal is an appropriate treatment option for many types of scars, from surgical scars to acne scarring. This method can be used to treat scarred areas on any part of the body, including the face, legs, and abdomen. Whether you are recovering from skin cancer or want to reduce the appearance of decades-old scars, Bella Medspa can help.

Our laser hair removal options can help with:

  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Scars from serious injuries such as car accidents
  • Raised scars such as keloids or hypertrophic scars
  • Burn scars and skin graft scars

Am I a Good Candidate for this Procedure?

Laser scar removal is an effective procedure for most prospective candidates.

The procedure works on any skin type, including very light and very dark skin. However, since the laser is attracted to the pigment in the skin, the treatment is often most effective in patients with very light skin and dark scars. Those with a darker complexion require a more gentle laser scar removal approach. Your Bella Medspa esthetician will work closely with you to develop a safe, effective treatment plan while reducing your risk of hyperpigmentation.

Additionally, laser scar revision may be right for you if:

  • You are physically healthy
  • You do not smoke cigarettes
  • You do not have active acne or skin diseases in the treatment area
  • You have scar damage that is not treatable with over-the-counter products
  • You have a positive outlook on the procedure with realistic skin wellness goals

If you are unsure whether you should undergo laser scar removal, contact Bella Medspa as soon as possible. One of our trained estheticians will evaluate your skin, examine your medical history, and recommend the most effective treatment option for your individual skincare goals.

How Does Laser Scar Removal Work?

Laser scar removal works by using targeted wavelengths of light to penetrate the top layers of your skin. The laser uses “fractional” pulses of laser light to break down scar tissue and generate new, healthy skin cells. This reduces the appearance and prominence of scars, leading to a more even skin tone. In addition, the lasers target blood vessels in the scar tissue to reduce redness, further improving the surrounding skin’s texture.

As stated by the American Academy of Dermatology, laser scar removal does not remove scar tissue completely. It only diminishes the appearance of the scars over time. Your Bella Medspa esthetician may recommend a combination of therapies to further reduce the appearance of your scars.

Are you ready to improve the appearance of your skin? Contact Bella Medspa at 484-341-8239 to discuss your scar-removal treatment plan.

How Long Does Laser Scar Removal Take?

A major benefit of laser scar revision is how rapid and simple the procedure is. Depending on the size of the treatment area, it can be performed in just 30 minutes. At most, it will take one to two hours to complete the laser treatment. However, you may need to attend multiple sessions to achieve your desired results.

Does Laser Scar Removal Hurt?

Since laser scar removal is non-invasive, it does not cause as much physical pain as surgical removal methods. Before the procedure, your esthetician will apply a topical or local anesthetic to numb the treatment area, which further reduces pain.

After the procedure, you may feel some discomfort depending on the size of the treated area and the intensity of the laser treatment. The more intense the laser, the more discomfort you are likely to feel in the days following the procedure. However, you can typically treat this discomfort using over-the-counter pain medications recommended by your esthetician.

How Many Scar Removal Treatments Will I Need?

Since scars can be difficult to remove, you may need multiple treatments to achieve your desired results. Most people need three to five treatment sessions to achieve their goals. If you have deeper or older scars, you may require more. Speak to an esthetician at Bella Medspa to discuss your individual treatment plan today.

How Quickly Will I Recover?

Another major benefit of laser scar removal is the minimal downtime. Unlike surgical procedures, where you may need to remain in a hospital for a day or longer, most patients resume their regular activities immediately after their laser treatment. While recovery times vary, it typically takes three to 10 days for your skin to heal from the procedure.

However, the recovery process doesn’t end when you leave the treatment room. You will need to follow your esthetician’s aftercare instructions to protect your skin and preserve your results.

Depending on your procedure, you may need to:

  • Avoid direct sunlight for at least four to six weeks after treatment
  • Take over-the-counter pain medication
  • Avoid wearing makeup for a few days after the procedure
  • Remove exfoliants, chemical peels, and other abrasive treatments from your skincare routine
  • Use a gentle cleanser and apply a moisturizer daily, as recommended by your esthetician
  • Apply a cold pack or moist cloth to the treatment area to suppress swelling

Your Bella Medspa esthetician will give you detailed aftercare instructions following your procedure. Always follow them to avoid further damage to your skin.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Like all cosmetic procedures, laser scar removal does incur some side effects. Typical side effects include a temporary redness and swelling at the treatment site which should last only a few days, itching, and mild pain.

It’s very important to keep the treatment area clean and to follow your esthetician’s aftercare instructions. You can develop a skin infection if bacteria enters the treatment site.

Symptoms of skin infections include:

  • Moderate to severe pain
  • Increased redness that does not subside
  • Abscesses (or pockets of pus) near the treatment site

If you develop any signs of a skin infection, speak to a doctor as soon as possible.

Scar Removal with Microneedling

Another popular scar-removal procedure is microneedling, or the use of a handheld needle-like tool to manually stimulate collagen production. This treatment option is typically used to reduce the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation.

During a microneedling procedure, a dermatology professional uses a special tool to prick fine holes in your skin. As a result, you develop several micro-wounds. In response, your skin produces more collagen to heal those wounds, which creates new skin tissue. The new collagen smooths out your skin, filling in scars over time.

This procedure can help improve the appearance of burn, acne, and surgical scars, along with other skin conditions. However, it works best for depressed scars, not raised ones. If you have keloids or hypertrophic scars, laser scar removal may be more effective.

IPL Photofacial Scar Removal Treatment

Intense pulsed light (IPL) scar removal treatment is another form of light therapy used to treat wrinkles, age spots, and other skin conditions. Like laser scar removal, IPL uses heat and light to target pigmented areas on the top layer of skin. Unlike laser scar removal, which uses a single wavelength of light, IPL flashes multiple wavelengths over the surface of the skin.

This procedure is effective for skin conditions such as:

  • Unwanted birthmarks
  • Sun damage
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Rosacea
  • Freckles
  • Age spots

IPL can also be used to remove unwanted hair. However, it’s not recommended for removing raised scars like keloids. In addition, IPL often requires more treatment sessions than laser scar removal. To determine which type of laser treatment is right for you, speak to an esthetician at Bella Medspa.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of scars can be treated?

Laser scar removal is effective for surgical scars and acne scars on any area of the body, including the face.

Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

Laser skin resurfacing works on any skin type, including very light and very dark skin. Schedule a consultation to determine whether you’re a good candidate.

How does it work?

The fractional laser uses pulses of laser light to break down scar tissue and generate new, healthy tissue that’s light in color and consistent in texture.

How long does it take?

The procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area.

Does it hurt?

Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure.

How many treatments will I need?

Most patients need three to five treatment sessions to achieve optimal results.

How quickly will I recover?

Patients typically resume their regular daily activities immediately after their treatment session.

Are there any side effects?

Typical side effects include a temporary redness and swelling at the treatment site that only lasts for a few days, itching, and mild pain.

Laser Scar Removal Before and After

Laser scar treatment can significantly reduce the appearance of many kinds of scars, from keloids to stretch marks. Check out some results from real Bella Medspa patients below!

Laser scars removal before after by Bella Medspa Philadelphia, PA

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