Iconic Service: Scar Treatment with Icon Laser & Fraxel Technology

Scars can serve as lasting, unwanted reminders of life's hard experiences, but thanks to advances in medical laser technology, treating and minimizing their appearance has become much easier and more effective.

At Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa, San Diego’s top-rated skin rejuvenation destination, we utilize cutting-edge laser technology, including the Icon Laser and Fraxel laser, to address scars comprehensively. Our scar treatment procedures aim not only to enhance the surface color of scars but also to target deeper layers and disrupt collagen bunches responsible for scar formation. Discover the transformative potential of our scar treatments, designed to blend scars more naturally with the surrounding skin.

Traditional Scar Treatments

The Traditional means of scar treatment is to simply remove the old scar by plastic surgical, precise excision, then careful, meticulous repair of the scar.  This results in trading the old ‘bad’ scar for a new ‘good’ scar.  This has been the standard of scar treatment for many years.

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Icon Laser and Fraxel Technology

Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa employs state-of-the-art Icon Laser and Fraxel laser technologies for scar treatment. These lasers allow your doctor to precisely target scars, whatever their cause, including:

  • Accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Cesarean sections
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Acne
  • Plastic surgery
  • Skin grafts
  • Other sources 

The Icon Laser has proven efficacy in addressing acne scarring, making it a versatile solution for various scar types.

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Treatment Process

Laser scar treatments at Changes are simple, in-office sessions performed under local anesthesia. The duration of the procedures can vary, typically taking about 30 minutes, depending on the size of the scar and the specific treatment being administered. Our skilled practitioners assess each patient's unique scar characteristics to tailor the treatment plan for optimal results.

Scar Texture Improvement

In addition to addressing surface color, laser scar treatments, especially with the Fraxel laser, focus on improving scar texture. Uneven textures can be smoothed out, resulting in a flatter and more natural-looking scar. The transformative effects of these treatments become noticeable even after just one session, with continued improvement expected through subsequent treatments.

Types of Scars Treated

Hypertrophic Scars

Hypertrophic scars appear as raised, reddish lumps on the skin but do not extend beyond the boundaries of the initial injury site. The overall incidence of hypertrophic scars and keloids in the general population ranges from 4.5% to 16%.

Keloid Scars

Keloid scars differ from hypertrophic scars as they extend beyond the initial injury boundaries and tend to grow over time. These scars are often thick and present as red or purple lesions. 

Treating keloids can be challenging, but at Changes, we employ intralesional steroid injections and surgical scar removal, complemented by Icon or Fraxel laser treatments. Keloids tend to reappear, but our comprehensive approach minimizes their recurrence.

Your Journey to Scar-Free Confidence

Personalized Consultation

Your scar treatment journey begins with a personalized consultation at Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa. Our experienced practitioners evaluate your specific scar characteristics, discuss your aesthetic goals, and determine the most suitable laser treatment plan for you. We prioritize open communication, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the expected outcomes.

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In-Office Comfort

Our scar treatments are performed in the comfort of our office, providing a convenient and stress-free experience. Local anesthesia is utilized to minimize any potential discomfort during the procedure. We prioritize your well-being throughout the treatment process, ensuring a positive and comfortable environment.

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Transformative Results

As you progress through laser scar treatments, you'll witness transformative results. Scars will begin to blend more naturally with your surrounding skin, offering a renewed sense of confidence. Our commitment to ongoing improvement means that you can expect continued enhancements in scar texture and color with each session.

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Make Informed Choices About Scar Removal

Luxury Service Excellence

Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa redefines luxury service, providing an unparalleled level of care from the moment you step into our spa environment. 

Expert Practitioners

Our team of expert practitioners brings extensive experience in scar treatment and laser technologies. We prioritize ongoing training to stay abreast of the latest advancements, ensuring you benefit from the expertise of professionals dedicated to your aesthetic well-being.

Surgical Team's Commitment

Backed by our award-winning surgical team, we maintain the highest standards of safety and efficacy.

Go Scar-Free, Finally

Bid farewell to visible scars and embrace a renewed sense of confidence with Icon Laser and Fraxel laser treatments at Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa. 

Experience the transformative power of advanced laser technology under the care of seasoned professionals dedicated to enhancing your natural beauty.

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