When you have a scar marring your complexion, it’s easy to feel as though that’s all people can see. Whether you have angry acne scars that still make you feel like you’re suffering, or a scar from an injury that prevents you from wearing the clothes you love, scars can drag down your self-esteem and sense of confidence.
Fortunately, you don’t have to accept scars as an inevitable, blemish on your skin, thanks to innovative new laser skin resurfacing treatments at the aesthetic surgery practice of Sean Doherty, M.D. Dr. Doherty is a board-certified plastic surgeon located in Brookline, MA and serving the greater Boston metropolitan. Dr. Doherty is proud to offer his patients laser skin resurfacing technology from Cynosure, Inc. utilizes the 1540 nm non-ablative fractional laser that can minimize the appearance of acne and surgical scars in just a few sessions.
Here’s how Dr. Doherty’s laser resurfacing treatments work:
The laser uses small pulses of light to penetrate the skin’s many layers, where new tissue is formed. When the light penetrates the skin, the body’s natural healing processes are activated, encouraging it to create new and healthy skin tissue. With continued treatments, old and dead skin is swept away by reinvigorated collagen levels. Over time, this process is repeated until scars have been significantly minimized.
- The treatments are quick and non-invasive, which means you won’t have to go through days or even hours of recovery time. These procedures have minimal discomfort; patients should expect to experience only mild tenderness from the heating sensations during the evening following treatment
- These treatments have some of the best results of all non-surgical scar procedures. With this laser skin resurfacing treatment, you can expect to see your scar fade with significant improvement in its appearance and how it feels to the touch. This often comes as a relief to many patients who have tried topical anti-scar treatments, only to see little to no results.
- Depending on the size and severity of the scar, most patients need between three to seven treatments to see effective removal of the scar.
If you’re ready to restore your complexion with effective scar treatments, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sean Doherty at his plastic surgery practice. Just fill out the form in the top right corner or call (617) 735.8735.