Scar Removal Specialist

Violetta Mailyan, DO

Medical Aesthetics located in Glendale, CA

Are you embarrassed by the acne scars on your face? Dr. Violetta Mailyan, in Glendale, California, offers laser scar removal to help minimize the appearance of your scars. Whether you’re looking to reduce surgical scarring or damage from past acne, this non-invasive laser therapy could be the solution for you. Call Dr. Mailyan today or schedule an appointment online.

Scar Removal

What is scar tissue made of?

All scarring is composed of the same collagen as the tissue it has replaced, but the structure is different, and the scar tissue lacks elasticity compared to the healthy tissue. The stiffer collagen is the target of laser scar removal treatment.

How does laser scar removal work?

Laser scar removal uses powerful technology to reduce the appearance of your scars without harming the surrounding skin. With laser therapy, short pulses of micro-fine laser light reach deeply into the layers of your skin to treat damaged tissue.

Your body’s natural healing process then rids itself of older, damaged tissue and rebuilds it with fresh, new collagen and elastin growth. These are essential building blocks of healthy and normal-looking skin.

What are the benefits of laser scar removal treatment?

In just a few fast, comfortable treatment sessions, your scars are much less visible, leaving behind smoother, more attractive skin.

Laser scar removal therapy is easy to tolerate and requires little to no downtime. You can carry on with your day immediately following your procedure.

On average, the treatment session takes about 30 minutes to complete depending on your specific case, and the treatment plan requires three to seven sessions to achieve the optimal aesthetic results.

What types of scarring does laser scar removal treat?

Dr. Mailyan uses laser scar removal to efficiently treat surgical scars, as well as acne scars on any area of your body, even your face. This technique can reduce the appearance of several types of scars, including:

  • Keloid Scarring: Firm, raised and reddish-purple scars that extend beyond your initial wound area and build over time
  • Hypertrophic Scarring: Firm, raised and pink scars that remain within your initial wound area and may fade over time
  • Atrophic Scarring: Depressed pin-like pockets in your skin that can result from skin conditions or diseases such as acne.

Is laser scar removal treatment right for you?

Not everyone is a candidate for laser scar removal. If you suffer from skin disorders such as psoriasis, cystic acne, or dermatitis, laser scar removal might not be right for you.

Some medications need to be stopped months in advance of the treatment. For example, if you’re taking isotretinoin for acne, you must stop using it for six months before your procedure.

If you’re considering scar removal treatment, call Dr. Mailyan or schedule an appointment online to discuss whether laser therapy is right for you.