Scar Removal

Scars happen — but that doesn’t mean you have to keep them. The certified aestheticians at Body Sculpt in McLean, Virginia, use powerful cutting-edge Icon™ laser technology to reduce the look of acne scars, chicken pox scars, burn scars, and scars from injury or surgery. Restore your skin by calling Body Sculpt for a private scar-removal session. You can also book your appointment online.

Why do I have scars?

Scars are visible evidence of your body’s phenomenal healing powers. When the dermis (deep layer) of your skin is injured by trauma, acne, disease, or other causes, your immune system rushes in to minimize the chance of infection and repair the damage. Your skin produces extra collagen — a long-strand protein — to close and repair the wound.

Normally, collagen lends your skin elasticity and suppleness. When collagen rushes in to repair a wound or damage to your skin, however, the long strands of protein overlap one another in a way that causes the new skin to have a different texture and level than surrounding skin.

Different types of scars include:

  • Hypertrophic or keloid scars — raised scars more common in children and on dark skin
  • Pitted scars — scars that have a sunken appearance; may be due to acne, chicken pox, or surgery
  • Stretch marks — caused by skin that’s rapidly stretched during pregnancy, weight gain, or growth spurts

How can I remove my scars?

Because the texture of scar tissue is different than healthy skin, scars can never be completely removed. However, you can vastly improve the appearance and texture of your scars with laser treatments.

Your certified Cynosure aesthetic experts at Body Sculpt use the powerful, but gentle Icon laser to resurface your scars, reducing their appearance. After laser treatment, many scars are virtually invisible.

How does laser scar removal work?

Your Icon technician directs short pulses of micro-fine laser light deeply into your skin’s dermis to target old, damaged tissue. Your body then sweeps away the destructed cells through your lymph system. This process stimulates your skin to build fresh new collagen and elastin.

The new collagen grows in a more orderly manner than the scar tissue did. When you have finished healing, your scarred skin closely resembles your normal, healthy skin.

What are the benefits of laser scar removal with the Icon?

Laser scar removal with the Icon has many advantages over other scar-removal treatments, including:

  • Quick, simple procedure
  • Well-tolerated
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Little to no downtime
  • Excellent outcome
  • Stimulates collagen and elastin to renew your skin

If you want to minimize the appearance of your scars without pain or downtime, contact the certified aesthetic professionals at Body Sculpt for a private scar-removal session using the Icon laser. You can also book an appointment online.