Laser Scar Treatment

Laser Scar Treatment

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We specialize in many laser treatments at Aesthetic Contours by Dr. Heidari in Beverly Hills and Upland. One of the most common in our catalog is Laser Scar Treatment. Reducing the appearance of scars has always been difficult. We all know scarring is a mark left by a healed wound, burn, or sore. For acne scars, infection causes inflammation that destroys that skin area. Prior to advances in laser scar treatments, the available choices were mechanical dermabrasion (a wire brush that removes the top layers of skin) or deep chemical peels. These older methods of scar improvement were less accurate and unpredictable than the new laser scar treatment technology today.

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What is Laser Scar Treatment?

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Laser therapy uses focused beams of light to treat damaged areas of the body. It can remove tumors and other growths, improve vision, stop hair loss, and treat pain, or in this case, improve the appearance of scars. The world of laser treatment can sometimes seem complicated or overwhelming; At Aesthetic Contours, we are here to make this clear, precise, and comfortable for all our patients.

Laser treatment for scars is an outpatient procedure. Your doctor repeatedly moves a laser wand over your skin to remove damaged skin cells and diminish scars.

These include:

  • injury scars
  • burn marks
  • acne scars
  • dark spots, age spots, and other types of hyperpigmentation

Because this procedure involves heat and light, our team may not recommend it if you have light sensitivity. Certain medications can cause this type of sensitivity. Be sure to speak to Dr. Heidari in Beverly Hills and Upland locations to see if you’re a good candidate.

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What are the Benefits of Laser Scar Treatment?

Laser therapies come with many benefits, especially when helping the appearance of scars. Laser treatments are considered the best way to reduce the appearance of most types of scars. Our laser resurfacing at Aesthetic Contours removes the top layers of skin to stimulate collagen production. This type of treatment requires a shorter recovery time than traditional laser resurfacing or microdermabrasion.

Other Laser Scar Treatment benefits include

  • Resolve Deep Scarring and Pitting
  • Less Harsh Than Traditional Methods (Non-Ablative)
  • Fractional Benefits
  • Ideal for All Scar Types
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Who are the Best Candidates for Laser Scar Treatment?

The best candidates for Laser Scar removal in Beverly Hills or Upland, CA are the ones with the most realistic expectations for the procedure. This is based on the texture and tone of your skin: Lasers work best on skin that isn’t deeply wrinkled, as wrinkles can prevent the light from adequately breaking up or penetrating the scar tissue. It is also essential that your skin tone isn’t too dark, as this can make it more difficult for the laser to be properly absorbed by the scar tissue. Each treatment can vary based on the needs of the details patient, as Dr. Heidari focuses on what a specific individual needs and will benefit from the most.

A good candidate for laser skin resurfacing should understand everything there is to know about the procedure, from the different types of treatments to the possible areas that can be treated to the risks and side effects. Our Beverly Hills and Upland Aesthetic Contours offices will be here each step of the way to determine if you are the best kind of candidate for Laser Scar Treatment.

What’s the First Step?

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If you’re interested in laser scar removal in Beverly Hills or Upland, CA, you’ll first want to book a consultation. You will discuss your medical history, lifestyle, and expectations regarding the treatment. Once you decide that Laser Treatment for scars is the correct procedure, our team will provide details on preparing for your treatment. You may need to make the following adjustments before your Laser appointment:

  • Stop smoking at least two weeks before your treatment.
  • Don’t take aspirin, supplements, or medications that can slow the healing process.
  • Don’t use skin care products containing retinol or glycolic acid before your treatment.
  • Please wear sunblock. Avoid prolonged sun exposure before your procedure.
  • If laser treatment is in the face area, take the proper guidance to avoid certain topical creams a week before treatment.
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What to Expect on the Day of Laser Scar Treatment

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Dr. Heidari uses a combination of Erbium laser resurfacing and Pro-Fractional resurfacing to improve the appearance of your scars. At Aesthetic Contours, our laser treatments for scars are outpatient procedures. Although the length of procedures varies with each kind of patient, this will be discussed in your consultation. Depending on how much time you have before you return to regular activity, Dr. Heidari can perform deep resurfacing or two to three Pro-Fractional treatments spaced out over time for optimal results.* You will decide together which option is right for you.

Pro-Fractional laser treatments use precision to target acne-scarred skin and wrinkles leaving surrounding tissue untouched so the skin heals and tightens quickly. After Laser Scar Treatments, you will see immediate improvements. However, further improvements are often seen within the next few months due to new collagen growth.

Most treatments for scars take place on potential targeted areas that include:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Upper torso
  • Arms
  • Back

Depending on the specific area, treatment will be applied with attention to detail. Most lasers used for scarring treatment are erbium YAG lasers. The type of laser used on the day of your scheduled appointment will depend on your type of scarring.

To understand more about the different methods of lasers that you could expect on the day of your Laser Scar Treatment, we’ve broken down different categories below:

Ablative Resurfacing: Ablative resurfacing involves the complete removal of the scarred skin’s top-most layer, meaning this is the most thorough laser resurfacing treatment available. This treatment requires a carbon dioxide laser or an erbium YAG laser.

Non-Ablative Resurfacing: Non-ablative resurfacing involves infrared lasers, which focus more on stimulating collagen production rather than destroying scarred skin tissue.

Fractionated Treatment: Fractionated treatments use fractional lasers or Fraxel, which stimulate the tissue beneath the scarred skin, forcing the scar to disappear naturally from underneath.

Laser Scar Treatment Recovery

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Depending on the type of laser scar treatment, recovery ranges from three to seven days (although this varies for the type of patient). During this time, you should most definitely avoid sun exposure. Dr. Heidari will give you a gentle, soothing ointment to apply to your skin to help it heal.

Other treatments or practices post-treatment may include:

  • Avoid direct sunlight for four to six weeks after the procedure.
  • Apply a cold pack or moist cloth to the area to reduce swelling.
  • Take over-the-counter pain medication when needed.
  • Wash and apply moisturizer daily.
  • Avoid makeup for a few days.

Laser skin treatments for scars are long-lasting, although results may not be permanent. You may need repeated treatments in the future. Results aren’t always instant. It may take weeks or months before you notice a difference.

How Much Does Laser Scar Treatment Cost in Beverly Hills?

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​​The most suitable way to understand the price of your procedure is to come in for a consultation and allow Dr. Heidari to give you an examination. Once our team knows best how to help you and the type of scar you are looking to treat, you will be provided with a cost breakdown for your entire procedure. The cost of Laser Scar Treatment in Beverly Hills will adjust depending on various factors. Financial planning and cost questions can be discussed in a consultation; we look forward to helping you understand the cost factors involved in your treatment.

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Why Choose Us?

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At Aesthetic Contours, we aim to provide tailored, personalized care in a beautiful, state-of-the-art environment. We know that every patient is unique. That is why we take the time to get to know you and your vision for the aesthetic or reconstructive procedure you are considering. More than a plastic surgery center, we are your ally and partner as you realize your best self.

We use the latest techniques and technologies at our two Southern California locations in Beverly Hills and Upland, CA. Dr. Heidari employs skill, artistry, and science to deliver exceptional results. He is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery with extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, laser procedures, and skin care. Dr. Heidari’s personally trained staff takes pride in maintaining the highest safety and quality care standards. Your safety and comfort are our top priority.

We want to provide more than a service; we want to create a relationship built on trust that will last long into the future. Our center values excellence, beauty, and kindness and believe all three are essential for success. Because of our commitment to these values, many patients recommend our friends and family to us.

Schedule Your Consultation

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We are happy to provide answers to questions you may have regarding any procedure. Our Beverly Hills and Upland team works around the clock with each patient individually to determine an adequate treatment plan. Contact the Aesthetic Contours office today at 844.526.6868 or request your consultation through this website, and someone will be in touch. Dr. Ali Heidari and his skillful team are here to make your vision of Laser Scar Treatment a reality; we look forward to your consultation.

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Patient Resources

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We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out.

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