About Scar Revision
Scar revision Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera, MD specializes in treating all types of scars including hypertrophic scars, keloid scars, red scars, stria, and scar revision surgery in San Antonio. We specialize in laser skin resurfacing and scar revision of facial scars, acne scar San Antonio, and traumatic scars of the face and body. Learn more about laser skin resurfacing for scars at Treating Scars with Laser Skin Resurfacing.
Erase the seemingly permanent effect of scars through scar revision . With the Lumenis ® Acne Scar Revision solution you can achieve dramatic improvement in the texture and appearance of acne scars in one single treatment. The Lumenis ® DeepFX™ and ActiveFX™ treatments are clinically proven to successfully address different types of scars – all with less downtime compared to similar treatments.
When will I see results with scar revision?
The main advantage of DeepFX™ and ActiveFX™ treatments is that you can see visible improvement of your acne scars and traumatic scars after one single treatment. As your skin heals following the treatment, you will begin to notice an improvement in the tone and texture of your acne scars and traumatic scars. Your overall complexion will appear more even. You should expect to continue to see improvement for up to two years following the procedure.
What can I expect after treatment?
Immediately following treatment, the treated areas of your skin will be warm and may be slightly red and swollen, depending on your customized treatment settings. Most patients are able to resume their daily activities within a week. To support you in the healing process, a daily skincare routine should be prescribed.
How does Scar Revision work?
DeepFX™ | ActiveFX™ for scar restoration
San Antonio scar revision surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera, MD uses two Lumenis® fractional laser systems for scar revision which includes the Deep and Active FX system and the M22 nonablative fractional Erbium ResurFX system. Fractional lasers create microscopic channels that remove small portions of scar tissue and trigger the production of new collagen and elastic fibers, while leaving some unaffected skin in between the channels to reduce healing time. Typically, the base of the scar is treated in a deeper mode and the surrounding unaffected area is treated more superficially to achieve an even and satisfying result. Your physician can optimally tailor the treatment depth according to the specific characteristics of your scars, resulting in dramatic improvements in your skin’s elasticity and appearance, with optimal safety and healing time.
The treatment of scar revision involves minimal discomfort during the treatment, a local anesthetic should be applied to numb your skin. Depending on the treatment area, you can expect the session to last approximately 20 -30 minutes. During the treatment you may feel a warm sensation as the laser is applied but you should not feel any discomfort. San Antonio scar revision surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera also offers local flaps including Z-plasty, W-plasty, broken line excision and facial reconstruction for scar revision. Most keloid and hypertrophic scars are also treated with topical or intralesional kenalog or 5-flurouracil.
What does the laser do in scar revision?
The ultimate treatment for acne scars and scar revision involves fractional laser resurfacing. Lumenis offers a range of solutions for scar revision,
including DeepFX™ | ActiveFX™, two fractional resurfacing solutions of the UltraPulse ® and AcuPulse™ systems. With DeepFX™ | ActiveFX™ your physician can offer you dramatic improvements in both the tone and the texture of your acne scars, facial scars, and burns. Effective for different types of scars, such as shallow
round or deep scars, Acne Scar Revision and Scar Restoration remodels your skin’s structure, stimualting it to regenerate itself.
Is scar revision safe?
Developed by the pioneer of aesthetic medicine and trusted by leading professionals around the world, both DeepFX™ and ActiverFX™ have received FDA clearance for treating acne scars and scar revision and have been clinically validated in many studies for a wide range of skin types. The innovative Lumenis technology enables maximum results and safety, while minimizing downtime.
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera, MD also offers fractional erbium ResurFX, Intense Pulse Light, and Nd: Yag laser for treatment of scars, rosacea, wrinkles, telengiectasias, leg veins, and hair removal. Visit the M22 Before and After Photos Collection to learn more.