About Laser Scar Treatments
If you have an unsightly scar as a result from a surgery or traumatic injury, it can often he difficult to disguise and may even negatively affect your self-confidence, especially if the scar is present in a visible area. Thankfully, our skilled team at Urbaniak Plastic Surgery can address your blemish with our advanced Cutera XEO Laser Genesis. Using our advanced register of technology, we can help diminish the appearance of your scar, making you look and feel better. Board-certified physician Ginger L. Urbaniak, M.D. and her experienced staff are pleased to offer this life-changing treatment for patients all across the greater Clearwater, FL area. Laser scar removal sessions at our Largo, FL office produce excellent results. This is an overall comfortable procedure that requires little to no downtime. With the XEO Laser Genesis, we can reduce the appearance of your scar without harming the surrounding skin. If you're interested in learning more about this revolutionary service, contact Urbaniak Plastic Surgery and schedule your one-on-one consultation.
To determine if a laser scar removal treatment could be right for you, Dr. Ginger Urbaniak or a member of her team will evaluate your scar during your private consultation. Typically, patients who are interested in a laser alternative to scar removal could benefit from other surgical or nonsurgical procedures as well, like chemical peels or microdermabrasion. Ideal candidates for laser scar treatment often have:
- scars that won't fade naturally
- skin damage as a result of rosacea
- stretch marks
- deep acne scars
- irregular skin tone or texture
Prior to your session, we will cleanse the selected area to remove any dirt, oils, or lotions. A member of our can apply a topical cream to decrease any potential discomfort if requested. The handheld laser will then be applied to the treatment regions. The light energy will stimulate the production of collagen while resurfacing the outermost layer of your skin. Due to the XEO Laser Genesis' built-in technology, the process is generally tolerable with the cooling bursts of air that soothe the skin during the treatment.
What to Expect
Following your appointment, you may notice some minimal side effects, like redness, swelling, or bruising of the treated area. However, these side effects usually subside on their own within a few hours or days. Patients can typically experience dramatic results even after just one session, but your results will depend on the starting condition of your scar as well as the aggressiveness of your laser scar treatment. Because laser scar removal can be done multiple times, it has remained the most desirable of scar improvement procedures, including surgical and nonsurgical. If you experience excessive negative effects that persist for a long time (such as excessive pain, fever, or discharge), please contact Urbaniak Plastic Surgery immediately for advice.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser scar treatment cost?
The costs of your laser scar treatment will vary depending on the size of the area you would like addressed. During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Ginger Urbaniak or a member of her team will listen to your concerns and goals and create a customized treatment plan to address them. From there, we will be able to go over your cost estimates and discuss our various options for payment. Urbaniak Plastic Surgery frequently offers treatment specials on our laser procedures, so be sure to ask about these before your appointment. If you're interested in receiving 30% off on laser treatments (like laser scar treatment) along with discounts on other nonsurgical procedures offered by our office, ask about joining our exclusive Diamond Membership program.
How can I help my skin recover after treatment?
Dr. Ginger Urbaniak or a member of her team will talk to you about how you can help you skin heal effectively after scar removal treatment. It's vital to remember to not pick or peel at your skin because this could cause lasting damage, like scars. You should also cease all forms of hair removal on the treated area. We recommend applying an ointment to help soothe and heal your skin during recovery.
Should I get laser scar treatment, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion?
After carefully listening to your concerns, we can help you determine if laser scar treatment, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion is best for you and your goals. While all of these services work to improve the surface of the skin, each treatment has its own unique set of benefits and drawbacks. During your one-on-one with Dr. Ginger Urbaniak, she can explain each option and made a recommendation.
How often should I get laser scar treatments?
Depending on the severity of your blemishes, you may need to wait a few weeks or even months between treatment sessions. Laser scar treatment will provide long-lasting results but could require a longer recovery period. You should speak with Dr. Ginger Urbaniak or a member of her team regarding how often you're willing to attend follow-up treatments. This way, we can develop a treatment program that suits both your needs and schedule.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $350
See Significantly Fewer Scars
With the advanced Cutera XEO Laser Genesis, your scar removal treatment will be taken to the next level without the need for invasive surgery. Urbaniak Plastic Surgery is proud to provide the effective skin-improving procedure to meet your cosmetic needs and goals. To learn more about laser scar treatment or any of our other innovative laser procedures performed by board-certified physician Dr. Ginger Urbaniak, schedule your private consultation at our Largo, FL office today. Finally, you can regain clearer skin and increase your confidence with any of our advanced laser treatments.