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Tired of a Pesky Scar? The Icon Laser Can Help

Do you have a pesky scar that you wish you could get rid of? Now you can with laser scar removal! Nicole Kimzey, DO, and our experienced care team understands how embarrassing scars can be, especially when they’re clearly visible. 

That’s why the team at Girard Internal Medicine offers laser scar reduction with the IconTM Aesthetic System to patients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Keep reading to discover how you can say goodbye to pesky scars!

What is laser scar removal?

Laser scar removal uses lasers to send short pulses of concentrated light into your skin. This process generates heat. This heat removes thin layers of superficial skin. As a result. scar tissues break up and new skin growth begins. The end result? Scars fade away!

Dr. Kimzey uses the Icon Aesthetic System to increase the production of your body’s natural collagen and elastin. It sends the heat energy into the deeper layers of your skin, where elements that stimulate production are located. Because the Icon Aesthetic doesn’t damage the surrounding skin, side effects are minimal. 

There are many benefits to laser scar removal, including costing less than surgical alternatives and not requiring much recovery or downtime. Studies provide evidence laser scar removal significantly and effectively reduces the appearance and texture of scars.

Who can get Icon laser scar removal?

Most people are great candidates for the Icon Aesthetic System provided they’re in good health. However, it’s important to get clearance from your provider since different types of laser treatment systems can produce different side effects. 

If you’re ready for laser scar removal, talk about it with Dr. Kimzey to ensure it’s the best treatment for you. At Girard Internal Medicine, an overall health assessment and skin evaluation are the foundation of your recommended course of treatment. 

What happens during and after a session?

Dr. Kimzey prefers the Icon Aesthetic System because it uses both laser energy and intense pulsed light (IPL). When combined, these energies maximize scar reduction and boost results by optimizing collagen and elastin production.  

While most people don’t find the treatment painful, you can discuss a topical anesthetic to improve comfort with your provider at Girard Internal Medicine. During your session, you’ll feel a warming sensation as Icon breaks up a thin skin on the top layer of your scar. It also reaches deeper, into the middle layers of skin, to stimulate collagen and elastin and replaces scarred skin with undamaged skin cells.

While the number of sessions needed depends on your unique scar, most people typically need between three to five sessions over two to six weeks for the best results. Most people see noticeable results in three to 10 days, though full effects can last a few months while your body continues to heal.  

Ready to learn more about laser scar removal? Contact the team at Girard Internal Medicine or request an appointment online now!

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