Scars after accident, injury, or surgery can mark a patient’s appearance and detract from their natural beauty. However, advancements in aesthetic medicine are available to minimize the look of scars on the face and body so that it blends in nicely with the healthy skin nearby.
Pacific Plastic Surgery Group (PPSG) in San Francisco scar revision is offered as both a surgical and nonsurgical procedure to greatly improve post-acne marks, c-section scars, surgical scars, and more. Using the latest scar treatments, our team can help eliminate scar redness, flatten raised scars, fix jagged scar edges, and soften depressed scars and keloids. In our experience scar revision is partially covered by many insurance plans depending on the circumstances.
CO2 Laser for Scars:
The fractionated CO2 ablative laser drastically improves the appearance of many types of scars, such as post-acne marks, surgical scars, and scars from old injuries, in addition to improving the look of wrinkles, large pores, and sun-damaged skin. This non-invasive procedure can be performed in our office with a topical numbing solution for a comfortable experience.
CO2 skin lasers can be customized to the patient’s individual needs. The laser depth can be adjusted from shallow to deep depending on the extent of the scar being treated. Precise wavelengths of energy heat and safely eliminate the scarred skin tissue. While CO2 scar lasers are excellent to reduce scar redness and texture, large scars may need surgical removal prior to treatment.
In our experience, fractional CO2 laser scar revision is sometimes partially covered by insurance.
Nordlys™ Frax 1550 for Scars:
Frax 1550 laser for scars helps to lighten dark marks using precise wavelengths of energy to destroy skin pigment, without damaging the healthy skin surrounding the scar. Unlike many other scar laser treatments, it is effective on skin tones from fair to dark. The settings of the handheld device are adjustable, so the treatment can be fully customized to your individual scar characteristics. Fractional scar therapy promotes collagen production to restore optimal skin strength. It also has a shorter downtime than the more-intense ablative lasers for reducing scars without a prolonged recovery period.
Nordlys Ellipse Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy for Scars:
Ellipse IPL therapy can provide improvement of correction of scar redness, pigment as well as photoaging, rosacea, and more. It is among the least invasive light based treatments available. The device emits powerful light wavelengths at particular intensities to destroy unwanted pigment in the skin — such as those found in a red scar or dark mark — without harming nearby skin. The IPL treatment is fast, taking just 20 to 45 minutes to perform. There is no downtime with IPL, so patients can return to daily activities right after the procedure.
ProfoundRF for Scars:
A single profound RF treatment restores new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to the skin and can soften the look of scars virtually anywhere on the face and body. The device combines microneedling with bipolar radiofrequency to introduce fractionated thermal energy into the deep layers of skin where scars form. This helps tighten the skin for optimal scar retraction while simultaneously improving skin elasticity and moisture retention — all hallmarks of healthy, supple skin.
Photoplaning for Scars:
Do your scars have a poor skin tone and texture? This unique scar reduction procedure offers two benefits in one. It combines gentle skin exfoliation with dermaplaning to improve rough scar texture followed by IPL laser therapy to destroy unwanted pigment that contributes to scar redness and discoloration. Photoplaning for scars even helps rebuild collagen, an essential protein that gives skin structure and strength. The result is vibrant skin with visibly reduced scarring.
All surgery leaves scars. Scars after surgery can fortunately be made to look better with scar revision surgery. For small scars, surgical scar revision is a simple procedure that can be performed in-office with local anesthesia. Deep scars or large scars may require surgery in the operating room.
The scar revision procedure involves reshaping or repositioning the scar so it appears less obvious. In some cases, a skin graft or local flap method may be required for very deep or wide scars, such as those following Mohs surgery. Scar revision procedures can be performed alongside laser scar therapy to refine the results, leaving patients with remarkable scar reduction. At Pacific Plastic Surgery Group we strive to provide you with one of the best scar revision treatment San Francisco has to offer.
No matter how long a scar has been present there may be options to help you. However, many treatments can help starting a short time after the injury. If a scar is new, do not delay and call for an appointment to see what the best treatment options are.
Our highly trained physicians and physician assistants bring unparalleled expertise in laser and scar therapy.
For scar revision surgery, you’ll meet with renowned San Francisco board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Edward P. Miranda, MD, FACS, or Jason R. Dudas, MD. Both bring extensive experience in scar reconstruction procedures of the face and body. At PPSG, our doctors are passionate about providing personalized care to help patients better their lives through aesthetic medicine.
Pacific Plastic Surgery Group (PPSG) is the premier San Francisco plastic surgery group catering to your every aesthetic need. With a complete range of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic services, our specialists have the right mix of skills and experience to provide outstanding results.
No matter the type or size of your scar, our skin specialists can recommend the best scar treatment to soften and smooth its appearance, leaving your skin looking visibly improved. Extensive experience in various lasers and surgical scar revision procedures are what sets us apart. At PPSG, we help each patient feel confident in the skin they’re in.
For a personalized skin exam and scar treatment plan, please contact our reception team at 415-649-4306 or book online.
Schedule your consultation at Pacific Plastic Surgery Center in San Francisco, where we pride ourselves on our results and quality patient experience.
77 Van Ness Ave, Suite 302, San Francisco, CA