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Scar Removal

Livingston Family Healthcare

Family Medicine located in Livingston, TN

When you have a scar from a past surgery or traumatic injury, it can be embarrassing and cause you to lack confidence. Kenneth Beaty, MD, of Livingston Family Healthcare, offers a revolutionary, noninvasive approach to scar removal using the Cynosure Icon™ procedure. For a consultation about your scar, call the Livingston, Tennessee, office or schedule an appointment online today.

Scar Removal Q & A

What is a scar?

A scar is the body’s response to a tissue injury. When you have damage to your skin due to surgery or another traumatic event, your immune response produces increased amounts of collagen and elastin. 

The body uses these elements to generate a thick, fibrous, protective barrier at the site of injury. Scars can develop after injuries, such as:

  • Lacerations
  • Abrasions
  • Surgical incisions
  • Burns

A scar does not typically match the surrounding tissues in color or texture. Your scar may be unsightly, especially if it’s on your face or another highly visible area.

How can I reduce the appearance of my scar? 

Scars could appear raised, sunken, red, silver, white, grey, shiny, or dull. Depending on its location, you may want to reduce the appearance of your scar as much as possible. 

Some options for scar removal or reduction include:

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Microneedling
  • Surgery
  • Topical creams
  • Dermal fillers

Many of these approaches are costly, painful, or not entirely effective. The team at Livingston Family Healthcare is proud to offer a noninvasive, painless, and effective approach to scar removal using the Cynosure Icon laser treatment.  

How can Cynosure Icon improve the appearance of my scar?

Cynosure Icon laser treatment is a noninvasive, nonpainful method for scar removal. Using precisely applied laser technology, the Cynosure Icon uses therapeutic levels of energy to disrupt the cells and tissues in and around the scar. This process stimulates new tissue growth, filling in the area with new skin. 

Cynosure Icon works with the body’s natural healing process to smooth the appearance of your scar. It helps your scar to blend better with surrounding tissues and restores your skin at the site of your injury. 

What does a Cynosure Icon laser treatment entail?

The team at Livingston Family Healthcare works with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to remove your scar. Each scar is different and requires a specific length and number of treatments for best results. Typically, scars require a series of four to eight sessions.

Depending on the severity and location of your scar, your sessions may last as little as 30 minutes. You should feel no discomfort, and you can return to your normal level of activity immediately after your treatment. 

For a customized treatment plan to remove your scar using Cynosure Icon, call or schedule an appointment online with Livingston Family Healthcare today.