Scar Reduction Specialist

Open Water Medical

Family Medicine located in Beaufort, NC & Morehead City, NC

Because covering scars effectively is nearly impossible due to discoloration and uneven skin, you might feel like you see nothing but the scars when you look in the mirror. Fortunately, you’ve now got a much better option than trying to cover scars up: Scar reduction treatments at Open Water Medical in Beaufort, Morehead City, and Zebulon, North Carolina. Treatments with the CynoSure® Icon™ laser are fast, noninvasive, and easy, so book your consultation to learn more by phone or through the online scheduler now.

Scar Reduction Q & A

What scars can I treat?

The Icon laser can greatly reduce both surgical scars and acne scars. Although the face is the most common treatment area, you can get laser scar reduction on any part of your body.

How does laser scar reduction work?

Your Open Water Medical care provider applies a numbing cream if you need it, and you'll don a pair of protective goggles before your laser treatment begins. Your care provider delivers the laser light directly to the scar tissue, precisely covering all the damaged tissue.

The Icon fractional laser technology works in two ways. First, it breaks down your scar tissue so your body can dispose of it naturally. The laser also works on a deeper level: Below your skin, the light transforms into heat that helps your body generate healthy new tissue. The new tissue replaces the old scar tissue to give you smoother, more even skin.

How many scar reduction treatments will I need?

It depends on your particular scar size and texture. Most patients get great surgical or acne scar improvement in around three to seven total sessions. Your Open Water Medical care provider can give you an estimate of how many treatments you may need for optimal results.

Is there any recovery time needed after laser scar reduction?

No, there’s no recovery time needed at all. Since each treatment session takes as little as half an hour, depending on how large your scars are, you can even schedule your appointments during your lunch hour.

When can I expect results from laser scar reduction?

Most patients enjoy gradual but steady improvement with each laser scar reduction treatment. You’ll notice that scars get progressively flatter and lighter until they look like the healthy skin around them.

Will the scars come back after treatment?

As long as you take good care of your skin, there’s no reason that your scars will return. Thanks to the Icon laser, your old scar tissue is gone, and you have brand-new tissue in place!

Instead of wishing your scars away, consider a treatment that actually reduces them dramatically. Call the Open Water Medical office or book your laser scar reduction online now.