As with other types of surgeries, tummy tucks and breast surgeries can often leave behind scars. Fortunately, advancements in laser treatment options offer solutions to minimize and treat these scars. Read on to learn how ICON1540 and PicoWay laser treatments can contribute to achieving smoother, flawless skin post-surgery!

Understanding Scars

Scars are a natural part of the body’s healing process, resulting from the production of collagen fibers to repair damaged tissue. In the context of cosmetic surgeries, scars are inevitable, but their appearance can be managed and improved with the right treatments.

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ICON1540

ICON1540 is a non-ablative fractional laser that has gained popularity for its efficacy in scar reduction. It works by delivering laser energy to the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin renewal. The fractional nature of the laser allows for precise targeting of specific areas, ensuring minimal damage to surrounding tissues. This makes ICON1540 particularly effective for treating scars from tummy tucks and breast surgeries.

PicoWay

PicoWay is another cutting-edge laser technology designed to address various skin concerns, including scars. What sets PicoWay apart is its ultra-short picosecond pulses, which deliver energy in shorter durations than traditional lasers. This allows for better targeting of pigmented lesions, such as scars, while minimizing heat damage to the surrounding skin. PicoWay is versatile and can be customized to suit different scar types and skin tones.

Combining Forces

In some cases, a combination of treatments may yield optimal results. Clinicians may recommend a dual approach using both ICON1540 and PicoWay to target different aspects of scar improvement. While ICON1540 focuses on overall skin texture and collagen production, PicoWay excels in addressing pigmentation irregularities, resulting in a comprehensive solution for scar treatment.

Benefits and More

Benefits of these treatments include the smoothing of surgical scars from tummy tucks, breast augmentations, breast reductions, breast lifts, and Liposuction, and improving redness, scar texture, and pigmentation. Both treatments are great for scars as early as six weeks after surgery but can be done at any time.

Products are also available at our office to help with scarring, including Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar and Pracasil.

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Alastin was designed to complement laser treatments and can help to enhance results. Alastin calms post-procedure skin and helps reduce recovery time with Arnica, Phytoene, Phytofluene, and Narigenin with Panthenyl Triacetate while also helping to strengthen skin ahead of cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of smoother, brighter, more youthful-looking skin afterward.

Pracasil is great for both new and old scars by providing long-lasting moisture, protecting the skin’s natural barrier, and reducing water loss. It is rich in fatty acids and lipids which are necessary for the improvement of scarring.

While these products work most effectively paired with laser treatment, they may also be used on their own.

Considerations and Consultation

It’s crucial to note that individual responses to laser scar treatments may vary, and results depend on factors such as skin type, scar severity, and adherence to post-treatment care. Before undergoing any laser scar treatment, a consultation with one of our qualified medical professionals is essential. They can assess your specific case, discuss potential outcomes, and formulate a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. Call us today!