Scar Removal

Wellspring Family Medicine

Family Medicine located in Oakland, MD & Accident, MD

Don’t let scarring get in the way of your self-confidence. With the safe and effective laser scar removal available at Wellspring Family Medicine, you can minimize the appearance of your scar with a completely noninvasive treatment. To learn more about how the dedicated team uses this treatment at their Oakland, Maryland, office, call them or book your visit online.

Scar Removal Q & A

What is scar removal?

Scar removal is a laser-based treatment that breaks down the tissue that makes up your scar while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. With this innovative, targeted treatment, Wellspring Family Medicine leverages the Icon™ laser to help patients get rid of the scars that keep them from feeling their best. 

This treatment is effective for all types of scarring, including:

  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Scars from accidents

How does laser scar removal work?

This groundbreaking treatment leverages laser energy to get rid of your scars without impacting any of your unscarred skin. 

When you visit Wellspring Family Medicine for scar removal treatment, one of their aesthetic specialists uses the Icon laser to direct light energy into the tissue that makes up your scar. 

As the tissue absorbs that energy, it begins to break down. Once broken down, your body’s natural healing processes are able to absorb the scar tissue and replace it with new, healthy, unblemished skin. 

This natural skin rebuilding process takes time, but it’s highly effective in minimizing the appearance of a broad range of scars. Patients who use laser scar removal notice their scar gets lighter and its texture more closely matches that of their surrounding skin with each successive treatment. 

How many treatments will I need?

It depends on your scar, your specific skin type, and the way your skin responds to this laser treatment. Wellspring Family Medicine tailors scar removal treatment programs to each of their patients to help them get the best results in the fewest treatments. 

In most cases, 3-7 sessions are necessary to ensure desired results. Each treatment takes around 30 minutes or less. 

Does laser scar removal require any recovery time?

No. In fact, this treatment is designed so that you can continue on with your usual daily activities immediately after. 

You might experience some redness or swelling where the laser was applied to your skin. This is completely normal and will go away on its own within a few days. 

Are you interested in laser scar removal? To find out if it’s right for you, call Wellspring Family Medicine or schedule your appointment online.