UltraClear™ Surgical Scar Treatment
Surgical Scar Treatment Raleigh, NC | JIYA
UltraClear™ Surgical Scar Treatment Raleigh, NC
Laser resurfacing procedures are largely associated with skin rejuvenation procedures. While CO2 lasers and fractional laser technology can help patients look younger, there are also several other benefits of laser resurfacing. One of the lesser known benefits is that lasers can help reduce the appearance of surgical scars. Traditional lasers can do this, but it is often painful and may even require an additional surgical procedure to see the desired results. The UltraClear™ laser is changing the experience of laser surgical scar treatment. The Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging provides the best UltraClear™ surgical scar treatment Raleigh, NC offers.
What Is Laser Scar Removal?
Laser scar removal refers to a treatment where medical laser therapy is used to reduce the appearance and symptoms of a scar. Normally, patients will seek treatment of surgical scars, especially if in a visible place such as following a facelift. Both ablative and non-ablative lasers have historically been used to reduce the appearance of surgical scars and scar tissue.
Traditional laser treatments and UltraClear™—while different—do have several similarities in how they help treat a surgical scar. Laser resurfacing removes or strategically damages scar tissue on the surface of the skin. This helps cause a renewed healing response and promotes better healing for a less noticeable scar.
Additionally, like other fractional laser treatments, it is gentle on or leaves undamaged surrounding skin alone. This also contributes to a less intensive recovery when compared to other ablative lasers and comparable to non-ablative fractional lasers.
Traditional Laser vs UltraClear™ For Surgical Scar Removal
The major difference between traditional laser treatments for surgical scars and UltraClear™ scar treatment is the planes on which they treat the scar. The UltraClear™ laser has different settings that allow the laser to reach different layers of the skin. It is also a fractionated ablative laser which is part of the reason it is less painful than all other ablative lasers.
Treating the scar at different depths promotes a larger healing response that treats more than just the surface of the scar. Along with fractional laser technology, the UltraClear™ laser also is a “cold laser.” This means it is not as hot as traditional lasers (though still hot) and the heat does not linger on the skin in the same way. Overall, this leads to a more comfortable experience.
Benefits Of Post-Surgical Scar Treatment With UltraClear™
Surgical scar removal with UltraClear™ comes with many benefits. Some of the benefits and advantages include:
- Reduces overall scar appearance
- Lessens scar pigmentation
- Can help treat raised scars (hypertrophic or keloid scars)
- Promotes better healing long term
- Reduces symptoms such as itchiness, pain, or restricted range of movement (from the scar and not the surgical procedure)
- Minimally invasive
- Provides results of ablative laser treatment without the pain
- Less than 30-minute session
- No topical numbing or anesthesia needed
UltraClear™ Surgical Scar Treatment In Raleigh
The UltraClear™ laser scar treatment will start by disinfecting the area. Then, your provider will adjust the settings on the laser and provide you with eye protection. Using the laser, they will gently hover it over different parts of the scar and activate it. Patients may feel some pain, but it is generally bearable.
Depending on the size and severity of the scar, your provider may perform more than one pass. The treatment takes around fifteen minutes on average and may take less for smaller scars. Immediately following treatment, patients may feel like their skin is slightly tight and it may appear red. After a few days, patients may experience peeling skin. Side effects are normally mild and do not require much deviation from the patient’s normal routine. There is also no required recovery time.
Before & After
UltraClear™ laser Scar Removal
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, UltraClear™ laser scar treatment can any age of surgical scar. Though, patient should wait about six weeks after surgery to begin laser treatments. In some cases, patients may be able to start treatment sooner. On older scars, the results may vary from what is seen with new scars. The provider will provide insight into what to expect from treatment based on your scar.
Lasers are considered one of the most effective surgical scar treatments. The UltraClear™ laser is FDA-approved for surgical scar treatment and has shown to reduce pigmentation and visibility of surgical scars.
The UltraClear™ laser is an effective treatment for surgical scars, acne scars, injury scars, and hypertrophic and keloid scars. It is not commonly used to treat burn scars though it may be indicated in certain cases.
The cost of UltraClear™ surgical scar treatment depends on the size of the scar and the number of sessions required. At a consultation at the Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging, patients will receive a price quote personalized to their specific needs.
The Best Laser Scar Removal Raleigh Offers
The Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging is a leading provider of facial plastic surgery, regenerative cosmetic medicine, and injectables. Featuring the newest and most advanced in laser technology, they focus on providing quality non-surgical care whenever possible. Dr. Jindal and his team only recommend surgery when truly necessary to achieve the results the patient wants. The Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging offers the best UltraClear™ post-surgical scar treatment.