Scar Removal Specialist

Peach Medical Group

Health and Wellness Center located in Yuma, AZ & Tucson, AZ

If you’ve tried to fade unwanted scars with little success, it’s time to consider the benefits of laser scar reduction. Peach Medical Group provides Lumenis® AcuPulse™, a laser technology to improve the appearance of scars from acne, surgery, burns, and beyond. You can be treated at convenient locations in Tucson and Yuma, Arizona. Find out more about scar reduction today by calling the office nearest you or booking a consultation online.

Scar Removal Q & A

What causes scars?

A scar is your body’s response to an injury. It’s an area of fibrous tissue that replaces healthy skin after an injury or surgery when a wound doesn’t heal as it should. Because the collagen fibers in a scar are arranged differently than normal tissue, the area of the scar has a different texture than the rest of your skin.

A new scar typically is pink, reddish, or purple, then gradually turns lighter or darker over time. Acne and chicken pox cause inflammation and injury to your skin that results in sunken scars. The sunken appearance is created when the inflammation destroys collagen in your skin.

Some scars tend to fade over time. Home remedies can’t permanently eliminate scars. However, laser treatment at Peach Medical Group is effective at minimizing the appearance of scars.

What is laser scar reduction?

Laser scar reduction is an innovative procedure that removes select layers of your skin. This process triggers your body’s healing process to kickstart the growth of new collagen and elastin. New healthy skin forms in place of the scarred tissue. The new tissue appears smoother and more evenly textured.

Peach Medical Group uses the Lumenis Acupulse laser to improve the appearance of a variety of moderate-to-severe types of scars, including:

  • Acne scars (including deep ones)
  • Stretch marks
  • Burn scars
  • Surgical scars

You may also benefit from laser scar reduction if your skin texture is very uneven.

What happens during laser scar reduction?

Your provider at Peach Medical Group applies a numbing cream to your treatment area. You wear goggles to protect your eyes from the laser light.

Your provider uses a small hand-held device that delivers pulses of laser energy. Treatments take about 60 minutes.

Your skin will be quite sensitive afterward. You should expect about 7-10 days of downtime. Be sure to protect your skin, and avoid the sun during this crucial healing period.

How many scar reduction treatments do I need?

Your provider recommends one to two treatments over 12-24 months for facial scars. It can take four to eight months for your skin to complete the collagen-rebuilding process and enjoy your full results.

For scars on your body, including stretch marks and burns scars, your provider usually suggests three to six treatments over a period of 18 months for optimal results.

Find out more about scar reduction today by calling Peach Medical Group or booking a consultation online.