Interested in How Medical Lasers
Can Help Remove Scars?
The advanced medical lasers used by Dr. Saltzburg and our team at Luminary can dramatically help improve the appearance of scars. As a Key Opinion Leader for Sciton Aesthetic and Medical Lasers, Dr. Saltzburg brings a wealth of knowledge to laser aesthetics, with treatment options for every skin type and ethnicity.
Whether you choose to undergo laser therapy, microneedling or a chemical peel, each treatment is designed to resurface the skin so that scars caused by acne or other factors can be minimized.
Dr. Saltzburg and her team will develop a personalized, custom approach for your needs, so you can make the best, informed decision that works for you. We will work to give you a newer, healthier layer of skin that looks and feels smooth and will likely boost your self-confidence.
We offer a variety of treatments that are designed to reduce or possibly even eliminate the appearance of some scars altogether.
For more information about our laser scar treatments, contact us today and request your free consultation.
Laser scar treatments don’t make a scar disappear. Instead, they’re designed to make a scar appear less noticeable.
The body begins the process of repairing a wound after a skin injury. A scab develops over the injury to protect it from germs, then eventually falls off. Sometimes, the skin underneath a scab is the same color as the rest of the body. However, depending on the depth of the injury, a scar often remains after a scab falls off.
These scars may fade or become lighter with time. When a scar becomes permanent, laser treatments can be used to remove the outer layer of the damaged skin’s surface. They basically smooth the skin to improve tone and appearance. These lasers are also used to target blood vessels in the scar tissue and reduce redness. They can also penetrate the skin’s surface to stimulate the production of new skin cells.
Laser Scar Treatment Benefits
• Minimally invasive
• Natural-looking results
• Quick recovery time
• Little to no discomfort
Whether you have thin and flat (atopic) or deep and pitted (icepick) scars, our treatments can be effective in treating a variety of scars.
Most treatments will require you to undergo multiple sessions to maintain results.
Many of these treatments can be completed in less than an hour (in some cases, less than 30 minutes.)
Because this procedure uses light and heat to treat damaged skin cells, you may experience side effects, such as: swelling, itching, redness, bleeding and pain. Mild side effects should improve within a few days.
Recovery times vary, but it may take 3 to 10 days for your skin to heal. Your doctor will provide aftercare instructions immediately following treatment. These may include the following:
• 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.
• For facial procedures, you may need to 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.
Once you decide to have laser treatment for scars, your doctor will provide information on preparing for your procedure. You may need to make the following adjustments before treatment:
• 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 two to four weeks before your procedure.
• Wear sunblock. Avoid prolonged sun exposure before your procedure.
• If you’re getting a laser treatment to the face and have a tendency to get cold sores on the lips, your doctor will need to give you an antibiotic medication to prevent an outbreak after your treatment
Gina is the best! She is so professional, she takes her time and explains everything she is doing. She is so knowledgeable about services, procedures and skin care. She and the entire staff at Luminary are so wonderful!
What an amazing place. They offer such an array of ways to enhance your own beauty. The facial that I received from Gina, left my skin looking young, vibrant and super moisturizer!The staff is always so warm and welcoming. The offices are always spotless. I always look forward to going and would definitely recommend to a friend
I had the pleasure of having Brette provide a BBL and Moxi treatment at Luminary in Lindwood. She was very good at explaining everything during the consultation. She made me feel very relaxed and made sure I was aware of everything she was doing during each procedure. I would highly recommend Brette and Luminary Cosmetic
I love Luminary so much!! The staff is so knowledgeable and so friendly. Dr. Saltzburg gave me a full evaluation and treatment plan options that were customized to my specific needs and desires. I started with Dermaplaning and then a Moxi/BBL HERO treatment. The recovery was easy and the results were amazing!! Years of impurities and old dead skin were removed from my face, making way for new, glowing growth. Next I’d love to try a lip filler, but I’ve been really nervous about it. Dr. Saltzburg has taken lots of time to discuss my reservations and to understand exactly what type of results I am looking for. She has really set my mind at ease and I’m excited to give it a try! I absolutely recommend Luminary for all of your aesthetic needs. You will not be disappointed.
I had Halo/BBL performed by Gina and it was a great experience! She talked me through every step of the process, answered all my questions and concerns thoroughly, and she was a pleasure to talk to during the process! Everything was handled professionally and personably and I am loving my new smooth glowing skin! Looking forward to future treatments by Gina!
Gina gave me an amazing facial – skin so smooth and soft. Feeling refreshed! She analyzed my skin and spoke with me about options for skincare and rejuvenation. Very impressed. The space is beautiful- clean and professional. I will be back for facials to brighten and care for my skin.