Scar Removal

Active Energy has cutting-edge treatments to help restore your youth and radiance with Laser Skin Resurfacing! Aging, acne, the sun, and gravity all contribute to making us feel our skin is not showing the best version of itself. Laser skin resurfacing is often the answer to bringing back the collagen and glow of healthy skin. Book your consultation and ask us about treatment options with little to no downtime, we have them thanks to our Icon Laser.

Treatment Details

Type of Treatment

Laser

Session Frequency

1-5 treatments

Duration

30 minutes

Downtime

We call this treatment a zero-down time treatment.

Results

Depending on the condition being treated 1-3 treatment sessions are recommended for skin renewal. 3-5+ sessions are recommended for stretch marks and scars. Results are generally noticeable after the first treatment.

What To Expect

01. Consultation

The process begins with a consultation with our dermatologist. During this consultation, you’ll discuss your scar(s), medical history, and treatment goals. The provider will assess your scars to determine if laser scar removal is suitable for you. Over time, as the skin heals, you’ll notice improvements in the appearance of your scars, including reduced redness, smoother texture, and improved blending with the surrounding skin. Multiple laser scar removal sessions may be recommended to achieve optimal results, depending on the severity and depth of the scars.

02. Preparation

PLEASE AVOID:

  • Discontinue use of topical prescriptive medications for 48hrs (Retin-A, Tazorac, Dierin, EpiDuo, Ziana). Photosensitizing medications including doxycycline and minocycline should be discontinued three days prior to the treatment.
  • Avoid sun exposure (apply sunscreen daily and do not tan at all – including self-tanner) for 2 to 3 weeks before and after treatments
  • Do not use any retinol products (or products containing tretinoin) or exfoliants on the area to be treated for one week. Avoid Accutane (or isotretinoin products) for 6 months prior. Let your doctor know if you have a history of hyperpigmentation.
  • You must notify the technician if you have had any cosmetic tattooing on or near the area to be treated.

03. Procedure

During the laser scar removal procedure, the provider uses a handheld laser device to precisely target the scar tissue. The laser delivers pulses of concentrated light energy to the scar, breaking down the scar tissue and stimulating collagen production in the surrounding skin. This process helps to remodel the scar tissue, making it less noticeable and improving the overall appearance of the skin.

04. After-care

Immediately after the treatment, redness, swelling and/or brown debris at surface of the skin is common and typically lasts 2-24 hours but could last up to 3- 5 days in some cases. Gentle cleansing and use of non-irritating cosmetics are permitted after treatment.

Until redness subsides, please AVOID: 

  • Sun exposure on the treated area and use a sunscreen SPF 45 or greater at all times throughout the course of treatment.
  • Discontinue use of topical prescriptive medications for 48hrs (Retin-A, Tazorac, Dierin, EpiDuo, Ziana).

Results

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FAQs

IconTM is designed to treat surgical and acne scars on any area of the body, including the face.

IconTM is designed to treat stretch marks caused by pregnancy, weight gain and body changes due to puberty.

You can expect to see an improved appearance of your skin tone and texture over the first 6 weeks after your treatment.

On average treatment sessions should be scheduled 3-6 weeks apart to be the most effective. The closer we can do the sessions, the less total sessions you will need overall.

Treatment costs vary depending on the size of the area and condition being treated.

Pulses of fractional laser light are used to break down old and damaged tissue, triggering your body to create new tissue at the area being treated. This new tissue will provide healthier skin that’s more even in both color and texture.

This is dependent on the size of the area and the condition being treated, however most sessions take no longer than 30 minutes.

Most people feel mild discomfort during the treatment. Some clients opt for topical numbing cream to numb the area. We are happy to consult with you and give the best experience for the treatments.

Depending on the condition being treated 1-3 treatment sessions are recommended for skin renewal and 3-5+ sessions are recommended for stretch marks and scars.

We call this treatment a no down time treatment. Most people will experience redness and some swelling. It is very similar to having a sunburn. You will be sensitive to UV light so sun screen is a must!