Scar Treatment Specialist

Sunshine Medical Center LLC

Family Medicine and Aesthetics & Geriatrics located in Sarasota, FL

Hiding large scars with clothing or makeup isn’t always an option, and putting them on display can cause unwelcome questions and comments. In Sarasota, Florida, Sunshine Medical Center LLC offers non-surgical scar treatment to break down scar tissue with little to no discomfort. To set up a scar treatment consultation with Soordal Prakash, MD, or Shanthi Prakash, MD, call Sunshine Medical Center LLC, or book an appointment online today.

Scar Treatment Q&A

What is laser scar treatment?

Laser scar treatment is a noninvasive alternative to scar revision surgery. While scar treatment can’t fully remove an unwanted or unsightly scar in its entirety, it can result in a notable reduction in the scar’s size, reduce pain or itching from a scar, and improve your range of motion if your scar currently affects it. 

At Sunshine Medical Center LLC, the team uses a Palomar® fractional laser to treat large or bothersome scars by breaking down the scar tissue. Fractional lasers work by creating microcolumns within your skin, which helps disrupt firm scar tissue and stimulates the growth of new tissue in its place. 

Depending on the size and type of scar you want to treat, the team at Sunshine Medical Center LLC might recommend other treatments in addition to your fractional laser scar treatment to minimize its appearance. Dermal fillers, for example, can add volume to recessed scars, such as those caused by acne, and make them less noticeable against healthy surrounding skin. 

Which types of scars can I reduce with a laser?

With scar treatment at Sunshine Medical Center LLC, you can treat several different types of scars. Non-surgical laser scar treatment procedures can target:

  • Acne scars
  • Injury scars
  • Burn scars

Scar treatment can also treat hyperpigmentation and dark spots, which often accompany scars. 

How long does it take to see results from scar treatment?

Scar treatment results usually aren’t apparent right away. This is because fractional laser scar treatment merely stimulates the growth of new tissue, which happens over time. You might notice some improvement right away after the redness and swelling subsides, but typically, full results appear within several months. 

Am I a candidate for scar treatment?

Scar treatment may sound appealing if you have a large, irritable, or inconveniently placed scar, but you should attend a consultation with the team at Sunshine Medical Center LLC to make sure you can get the treatment safely. During your consultation, they may ask questions like:

  • Do you smoke?
  • Which medications do you take?
  • Do you have any current medical conditions?
  • Do you get cold sores?
  • Do you currently have a tan or sunburn?

The team tells you whether or not you’re a candidate for scar treatment after reviewing your current health and medical history. They also give you a set of instructions to follow to prepare for scar treatment effectively. 

Visible scars can have a negative effect on your self-confidence. To find out if your scar is treatable with scar treatment, call Sunshine Medical Center LLC, or book an appointment online today.

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