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Scar Revision & Striae

Scar Revision & Striae

Our Scar Revision & Striae services utilizes our Aerolase laser.


Description of Procedure:

The Aerolase Neo laser is a versatile medical laser used for scar revision and treating striae (stretch marks). The procedure involves delivering laser energy to the targeted areas, promoting collagen remodeling and skin rejuvenation. The Neo laser system utilizes a 650-microsecond pulse duration, which allows for effective treatment while minimizing discomfort and downtime.


The Aerolase Neo laser is indicated for the following conditions:

  1. Scar revision: It can be used to improve the appearance of various types of scars, including acne scars, surgical scars, and traumatic scars.

  2. Striae treatment: The laser can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks, commonly seen after pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or growth spurts.


The treatment may not be suitable for individuals with the following conditions:

  1. Active infections in the treatment area.

  2. History of keloid or hypertrophic scarring.

  3. History of skin cancer or precancerous lesions.

  4. Pregnancy or breastfeeding.

  5. Photosensitivity disorders or the use of photosensitizing medications.

Side Effects:

The side effects of Aerolase Neo laser treatment are generally mild and temporary. They may include:

  1. Redness and swelling in the treated area.

  2. Mild discomfort or stinging sensation during the procedure.

  3. Temporary darkening or lightening of the treated skin (rarely).

  4. Rare instances of blistering or scarring (usually with improper post-treatment care or inappropriate settings).

What to Expect During Treatment:

During the procedure, the patient will be asked to wear protective eyewear. The laser handpiece will be applied to the targeted areas, and short pulses of laser energy will be delivered. The treatment may cause a warm or tingling sensation, but it is generally well-tolerated.

Pain Control During Procedure:

The Aerolase Neo laser is designed to be gentle and comfortable. Most patients do not require pain control during the procedure. However, for individuals with low pain tolerance, a topical numbing cream may be applied before the treatment.

Duration of Procedure:

The duration of the procedure depends on the size and number of areas being treated. Typically, a session can last anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes.

Recovery Time:

One of the advantages of Aerolase Neo laser treatment is that there is little to no downtime. Patients can usually resume their regular activities immediately after the procedure. However, some redness and swelling may persist for a few hours to a day or two.

Typical Number of Sessions Required:

The number of treatment sessions required varies depending on the individual's condition and the severity of the scars or stretch marks. For scar revision, multiple sessions (usually 3 to 6) are often recommended for optimal results. For stretch marks, 3 to 5 sessions may be needed. Sessions are typically spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Expected Treatment Results:

Patients can expect gradual improvement in the appearance of scars and stretch marks with each session. The laser stimulates collagen production, leading to smoother and more evenly toned skin. The final results may take several weeks to months to become fully apparent.

Post-Treatment Instructions:

After the Aerolase Neo laser treatment, patients are usually given the following instructions:

  1. Avoid direct sun exposure and use sunscreen with high SPF.

  2. Keep the treated area clean and moisturized.

  3. Avoid using harsh skincare products for a few days.

  4. Refrain from picking or scratching the treated skin.

  5. Follow the dermatologist's or clinician's post-treatment care recommendations.

Typical Cost:

The cost of Aerolase Neo laser treatment varies depending on the size of the treated area, the number of sessions required, and the geographical location of the clinic. On average, a single session can cost between $200 to $600.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a chemical peel?
    A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure performed by a licensed professional to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck, or hands. It involves applying a chemical solution to the skin, which causes the outer layers to exfoliate, revealing smoother, healthier skin underneath.
  • How does a chemical peel work?
    The chemical solution used in a peel causes controlled damage to the skin's outer layers. This stimulates the skin to shed dead cells and prompts the body to produce new collagen and elastin, leading to a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance.
  • What skin concerns can be addressed with chemical peels?
    Chemical peels can help improve various skin concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, uneven skin tone, pigmentation issues, and mild to moderate acne.
  • Are there different types of chemical peels?
    Yes, chemical peels come in various types and strengths, including superficial, medium, and deep peels. The type of peel used depends on the specific skin concerns being addressed and the desired level of exfoliation.
  • How long does a chemical peel procedure take?
    The duration of a chemical peel procedure can vary depending on the type and depth of the peel being performed. Typically, superficial peels take about 30 minutes, while medium to deep peels may take up to an hour or more.
  • Is a chemical peel painful?
    Most patients experience a mild burning or stinging sensation during the procedure, which subsides relatively quickly. Deeper peels may cause more discomfort, but pain management techniques can be used to minimize any discomfort.
  • How long is the recovery period after a chemical peel?
    The recovery time can vary depending on the depth of the peel. Superficial peels may have little to no downtime, with some redness and peeling that usually resolves within a few days. Medium to deep peels may require a week or more of recovery time, during which the skin may be red, swollen, and peeling.
  • Are there any side effects or risks associated with chemical peels?
    Like any cosmetic procedure, chemical peels carry some risks, such as redness, swelling, irritation, and increased sensitivity to the sun. In rare cases, there might be complications like scarring or infection, especially with deeper peels.
  • How many sessions of chemical peels are needed to see results?
    The number of sessions required depends on the individual's skin condition and the type of peel used. Some people may achieve desired results with a single peel, while others might need a series of peels spaced several weeks apart for optimal results.
  • Can anyone get a chemical peel?
    While chemical peels are generally safe for most skin types, not everyone is a suitable candidate. People with certain skin conditions, such as eczema, dermatitis, or recent sunburns, may need to avoid chemical peels. It's essential to consult with a qualified professional to determine if a chemical peel is right for you.

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