We’ve Been Laser-Removing Scars for Over 10 years
If you have scars, they are an indication of a wound that has healed. These wounds could be from acne, surgery, or even a childhood injury. While you might have thought that you are stuck with your scars for life, you have options. Thankfully, there are scar removal specialists and FDA-approved scar removal options at your fingertips that have only improved over time. Many of these options help to reduce the appearance of scars in only a few sessions.
Metropolitan Skin Clinic is located in Edina, just 10 miles south of Minneapolis. We regularly treat patients from the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area and we’re always committed to using the latest technologies that can drive results, especially when it comes to scar treatments. Led by the leadership of Dr. Suzanne St. James, we have invested in HALO and BBL lasers that produce results with minimal downtime. This powerful technology has produced incredible results for our patients.
What Are the Types of Scars?
There are many types of scar revision treatments that are available depending on the type of scar that you have.
- Surface irregularities: These include subtle scars in addition to discoloration. These scars don’t impact skin function or cause pain for the patient. They’re often caused by minor injuries, acne, or surgical incisions.
- Keloid scars: These are puckered, thick, and often itchy scar tissue clusters that grow beyond the limits of an incision or wound. Keloids are commonly dark in color and can appear anywhere on the body. They are most commonly found on the breastbone, earlobes, and shoulders. Keloid removal is often achieved through a medication that’s injected into the scar. In some cases, surgical removal is required, and it’s not uncommon for recurring keloids to develop.
- Hypertrophic scars: These are thick, raised, and red, but they stay within the wound or incision. They often improve on their own or through an injection.
- Contractures: These restrict movement due to underlying tissue and skin pulling together and they happen when there’s a large area of skin loss from an injury or burn. They’re often removed and replaced with a graft or flap.
What Causes Scarring?
Scarring could be the result of acne in which the infection under the skin causes the white blood cells to attack the bacteria while attacking some healthy tissue. In this case, a depressed scar develops. This is also how chickenpox scars develop. Other scars could occur when there is trauma that occurs to the skin from the outside such as a cut, resulting in a raised scar. Once you’ve come in for your consultation with our team, we will discuss different treatment options that are available to help you achieve the best results.
Meet Our Laser Scar Treatment Specialists
When it comes to scarring, the last thing you want to do is attempt a revision treatment that only makes it worse. One of the most important parts of seeking scar revision in Minneapolis is finding a qualified team to assist you every step of the way. This is exactly what you can expect when you visit our experts at the Metropolitan Skin Clinic.
We always take a personalized approach to this procedure, first talking with you and getting to know your personal journey and how your scar(s) came to be. Once we have a better understanding of your scar and your overall goals with removal, we will be better able to provide you with a customized treatment plan.
Tiffany is an Advanced Practice Esthetician, certified Anti-Aging Technician, and Laser Technician, with over 20 years of experience in the skincare industry. Tiffany enjoys working with all skin types and achieves outstanding results.
Nikki is an Advanced Practice Esthetician and Laser Technician. With over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry, She has a passion for esthetics. Nikki is results-driven. She doesn’t go in for the fluff. When it comes to achieving results she says “Don’t mess around, go big or go home!”
Milly Versalles is an Advanced Practice Esthetician and Laser Technician with over 12 years of experience in the industry. Milly specializes in skin care treatments that focus on such conditions as hyperpigmentation/melasma, and problematic conditions like acne.
Holly Kane is the Metropolitan’s Advanced Practice Esthetician Team Leader. With over 13 years of experience in the skincare industry. Holly is intentional and makes a great effort to help her clients, and our team (and their clients), get the results they seek through customized treatment plans.
Advantages of Laser Scar Removal Compared to Other Treatments
Laser scar revision offers many benefits compared to other types of scar removal. This is a non-invasive and simple procedure, meaning you will experience minimal discomfort during it if any. The treatment itself is fast and you will be able to see visible improvement after each session, returning to your normal activities as soon as it is over. Perhaps the greatest benefit of laser scar revision with the HALO laser is that it works on multiple layers of skin at the same time, which is especially helpful if you need more noticeable facial scar revision.
How Do We Perform Laser Scar Revision?
Effective Minneapolis scar revision doesn’t require surgery! This non-invasive treatment uses a micro-fine laser to penetrate deep into the skin’s layers to naturally start the regenerative process. The laser works by removing the top layer of skin along with the damaged skin cells that create the scar. As the laser extends deeper, it targets your middle layers. Over a series of treatments, any damaged tissue in the treatment area is removed and replaced with fresh collagen and elastin. This results in a fresh, youthful appearance and a significant reduction in the scar’s appearance.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of sessions you will need depends on the size of the scar and its color. You might need two sessions for a smaller scar, or a couple more for a larger, more prominent scar.
How Long Does Recovery Take After the Treatment?
After treatment, you will see some swelling and redness in the area. Fans and ice will help soothe any discomfort, as will a topical healing cream. Make sure to follow the after-care procedure that your provider gives you. Also, speak to one of our specialists to determine the best products to use afterward. Most patients experience minimal downtime after the procedure and can return to work within 1-2 days.
How Much Does Scar Revision Cost in Minneapolis?
Each scar is different so the number of sessions that you’ll need depends on your unique scar and needs. On average, scar revision costs anywhere from $500 to $2,000 depending on the scar and the number of treatments needed.
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