Scar Revision

This one-of-a-kind treatment smooths and improves mild to moderate scarring including acne, burns, surgical scars, and stretch marks, and also can improve stubborn post-inflammatory pigmentation (PIH) caused by acne and scarring. Scar Revision treatment can be performed everywhere on the body, including the scalp.

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The Scar Revision treatment uses a laser that allows the penetration depth to be precisely controlled and customized to each scar and treatment area. The heat generated by the laser causes a controlled wound-healing response which results in new, regenerated healthy skin cells and collagen renewal. The healing occurs throughout the skin layers, which evens out texture, and tone, and offers an overall smoother appearance of the skin.


Before You Arrive:
+ Please ensure you have filled out your Health History/Intake form before your appointment. If you are unable to complete it, please arrive 15 minutes early
+ We recommend eating a light snack or meal 30min-1hr before your appointment
+ Wear loose comfortable clothing to your appointment
+ Ensure the treatment area is clean and dry and free of oils, lotions, and makeup

How to Prepare:
+ You can take Tylenol before your appointment to help with pain

What To Avoid:
Please avoid the following:
+ Alcohol & smoking 24hours prior
+ Caffeine on the day of treatment
+ Aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Aleve®, Fish oil, Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort, and high doses of vitamin E, unless medically necessary.
+ Neuromodulators for at least 2 weeks prior
+ Filler for at least 4 weeks prior
+ Sun exposure 4- 6 weeks prior
+ Tanning including spray tan and self-tanning products 4-6 weeks prior (if you have a tan at the time of your appointment it will have to be rescheduled for safety reasons)
+ Retinol or active exfoliants for 5-7 days prior
+ Must be off of oral isotretinoin (Accutane) for a minimum of 6 months prior
+ Is it our policy not to provide treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding


+ 5-7 days, this is true downtime and you must remain indoors until your skin is healed
+ Bleeding and oozing normal for the first 24 hours
+ Redness, swelling, and tenderness are to be expected for a couple days
+ Dryness and sloughing will develop as healing progresses

Post Care:
+ Vinegar soaks and gentle cleanser can be used on day 1 post-treatment
+ Apply a thin layer of Aquaphor after cleansing
+ Vinegar soaks can be done throughout the day, up to 5 times per day
+ Only cleanse with gentle cleanser morning and night
+ Aquaphor can be applied as needed to keep skin moist
+ You can start applying a gentle moisturizer (of your practitioner’s choosing on day 4)
+ Can take antihistamines to control swelling
+ Keep the area clean and keep hair tied up

What to avoid:
+ Sun exposure for 1 week
+ Hot tubs, baths, saunas, and steam rooms for 1 week
+ Strenuous for exercise for 1 week
+ Makeup, lotions, and active skin care for 1 week
+ Cannot shave treated area for 2 weeks post

Follow Up:
+ Contact us immediately if you have any blister, cold sore, or pustule formation in the treated area
+ We recommend 3-5 treatments spaced 4-8 weeks apart
+ Maintenance treatment potentially needed

Treatment Info

Treatments Needed
3-5, more may be needed depending on severity and desired result
Results In
3-6 months
Results Last
Several years

Benefits of Scar Revision

+ Reduce the appearance of the scar
+ Improve the texture of the skin tissue
+ Minimal Downtime
+ Regain confidence, and improve quality of life
+ Minimize pigmentation or redness caused by the scar
+ More seamless appearance between the scar and + sounding tissue

Conditions It Treats

+ Acne Scars
+ Scars
+ Surgical scars
+ Uneven Skin Texture
+ Burns
+ Animal bites
+ Cuts

Frequently Asked Questions

+ What areas of the body can be treated with Laser Scar Revision?

Any area of the body that has a scar can be treated – the face, arms, legs, or the trunk of the body.

+ Will I see permanent results from Laser Scar Revision?

Laser Scar Revision can last a lifetime if the area is properly taken care of with skincare, SPF, and avoiding environmental exposures such as smoking, drinking alcohol, and prolonged unprotected sun exposure. It is important to remember that results will vary from person to person. Improvement in the scar’s appearance will be seen but it cannot be fully removed.

+ What can I expect after my Laser Scar Revision treatment?

The scar and the skin surrounding it will be red and swollen. Pinpoint bleeding is possible but will subside within 24 hours.

+ How will Laser Scar Revision change my scar?

Laser Scar Revision can prevent a raised scar from forming after surgery, reduce scar pain and itch, increase your range of motion if a scar limits movement, and make a scar less noticeable.

+ When is the best time to undergo scar revision?

The timing for scar revision depends on the specific scar and its healing process. In general, it’s best to wait until the scar has fully matured, which typically takes about one year. However, some early interventions may be recommended for certain types of scars. Consultation with a healthcare provider will help determine the appropriate timing for your scar revision.


+ Can scar revision treatments be combined with other procedures?

Generally yes, scar revision treatments can be combined with other procedures depending on the individual’s needs. Your healthcare provider will assess the feasibility and safety of combining procedures.