When the skin experiences a traumatic injury or wound, it has the amazing capacity to repair itself and form scar tissue. As miraculous as this process is, it is not perfect. Scar tissue is more fibrous than regular skin tissue, and the thicker, more fibrous consistency means that the tissue has less mobility, and also looks different than normal skin. The appearance of scars can cause people to feel self-conscious, and the decreased mobility of the tissue can impact their quality of life.
What is SCAAR FX™?
SCAAR FX™ is a CO2 resurfacing laser that can be used to improve the appearance, feel, and mobility of scars. SCAAR FX™ is one of the UltraPulse® lasers manufactured by Lumenis, the most powerful CO2 medical lasers on the market today. SCAAR FX™ is a minimally-invasive way to treat even the most severe scars.
The technology works by using laser energy to create microscopic channels in the scar tissue. This breaks down the stiffness of the scar and causes the body to increase its production of collagen. As the amount of collagen increases, the elasticity of the skin improves, as well as the appearance of the scar.
The benefits of SCAAR FX™ include:
- Increased mobility in the scarred area
- Decreased redness and vascularity
- Reduction in scar thickness
- Reduced pain and itchiness
- Decreased visibility of the scar
What is a SCAAR FX™ Treatment Like?
Prior to your SCAAR FX™ treatment at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery’s Advanced Clinical MedSpa, you will have a consultation to evaluate your scar and determine what treatment method is best for you. The SCAAR FX™ treatment protocol can be customized to best suit your scar and your individual needs.
A local anesthetic will be applied to the treatment area before the laser session begins. During the treatment, you will feel the warmth of the laser on your skin, as well as a possible stinging sensation. We aim to make the procedure as comfortable as possible, but more severe scars may require stronger treatment protocols.
Recovery and Results After a SCAAR FX™ Treatment?
Depending on the severity of your scar and the intensity of your treatment, you may require up to one week of downtime after SCAAR FX™. Immediately after treatment, patients typically experience a sensation similar to a sunburn, where the skin is warm, red, and slightly swollen. Patients will be instructed to avoid direct sunlight during the healing process.
SCAAR FX™ treatments are highly effective, and most patients will notice results after just one treatment session. However, depending on the severity of the scar, we recommend a series of three to five treatments to achieve the best results. After SCAAR FX™ treatments, there is improved functionality of the treatment area, as well as an improved aesthetic appearance.
Am I a Good SCAAR FX™ Candidate?
You may be a good SCAAR FX™ candidate if you have a mild to severe scar that you would like to improve. Laser scar treatment can be beneficial for a variety of different types of scars, including:
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
- Scars from traumatic injury
- Burn scars
- Keloid or hypertrophic scars
A proper evaluation by one of our trained clinicians is required to determine if you are a candidate for SCAAR FX™. The treatment protocol can be customized to suit most people with scarring, but the treatment is not for everyone.
Take the Next Steps
Look your best and feel confident. Get started by scheduling a consultation with our Skin Care Specialists by calling or texting (915) 351-1116. During this time, we’ll evaluate what kind of treatment would be most beneficial for YOU, as well as answer any questions or concerns that you might have about the treatment.
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