What are Scars?
Your skin is a protective covering built from collagen fibers configured in a very structured manner. When you injure your skin, new collagen fibers cover the injury in a chaotic pattern, resulting in a scar.
Are There Different Types of Scars?
There are four types of scars: keloids, contracture scars, hypertrophic scars, and acne scars. Keloids are more common in people with darker skin and appear as raised scars larger than the original injury. Contracture scars are caused by burns and can limit mobility in severe cases. Hypertrophic scars are red and slightly raised; acne scars can be deep pits or have irregular shapes. It is also important to note that some scars may hyperpigment (heal white), and some may heal dark (hypopigmented).
What is the treatment for Scar Removal?
Scars can be made smaller and smoother with treatments like microneedling (CIT, Microchanneling, Ink-less Camouflage), camouflage with diluted ink, and red-light therapy. These procedures cause minimal discomfort and you can quickly resume normal activities. Our goal is to boost your confidence by reducing the appearance of scars.
Is the Scar Removal procedure uncomfortable?
A numbing cream is usually applied to ensure the patient’s comfort during the procedure. There may be some mild discomfort for a few days post-procedure, similar to the sensation of a mild sunburn during the healing process.
What areas of the body can you treat?
Microneedling, red-light therapy, and, if necessary, ink camouflage for scar reduction can enhance the appearance of scars on various parts of the body, including legs, hands, face, torso, abdomen, and thighs. It is advisable to schedule a phone consultation with About Face And Body to determine if these treatments are suitable for you. They will evaluate your scar and go over your treatment options, helping you make an informed decision.
After the procedure, patients can typically return to their normal activities immediately or within 12-24 hours. It is essential to use a high-SPF sunscreen and follow the provided post-care instructions.
2 to 6 microneedling sessions may be needed for optimal results, but this varies per patient. A treatment plan, including the recommended number of sessions, is determined during consultation. Sessions are usually 6 to 8 weeks apart and the full process may take up to a year. For those prone to hyperpigmentation, sessions may need to be spaced further (every 12-16 weeks) to avoid darkening the treated area. Hyperpigmentation is unpredictable and may not always disappear.
What is the cost of Scar Removal?
The cost of the procedure may vary depending on the extent of correction required and will be discussed during your consultation. Package pricing is offered and ranges from $750 to $1500 for a package of four sessions. Our fees are competitive in the Orlando region.
Candidates for Scar Removal
Individuals who want to enhance the appearance of their scars may be suitable for treatment. Skin type and conditions can affect the treatments that can be safely used, and preparation may be necessary. At About Face And Body, we use cutting-edge methods and procedures to deliver the best care.
Scar reduction treatments aim to minimize the appearance of scars and boost self-confidence. The results may vary, but the primary aim is to improve the individual’s overall skin satisfaction. Having practical expectations for the treatment is crucial.
Transform your confidence with scar reduction at About Face And Body. We offer scar removal and camouflage treatments that minimize scar appearance. Our team is dedicated to your comfort and questions. Learn more: call or text 407-574-8383 or use our Pre-consultation online form to request a phone consultation. During your appointment, we’ll review your medical history, discuss your concerns and goals, and suggest a tailored treatment plan that works for you and your budget. Start feeling confident today – contact us now.