Scar Removal Specialist

Colorado Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Aesthetic Specialists located in Denver, CO

Injuries and acne can leave unsightly scars on your skin, causing to you to feel self-conscious. The expert team of doctors at Colorado Family Medicine provide scar removal and other skin rejuvenation treatments as part of their comprehensive health and wellness services to patients in Denver, Colorado and the surrounding areas. The doctors, who are trained in treating the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – want to help you look and feel your best inside and out, so they offer the Icon™ Laser Aesthetic System by Cynosure® . Call or schedule a consultation online for scar removal.

Scar Removal Q & A

Colorado Family Medicine

What causes acne scarring?

Acne scars are often the result of inflamed blemishes or pimples that form when the pores in your skin are full of oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. When the affected pores swell up and break, the bacteria can affect the surrounding tissue and create an even deeper lesion in your skin. As your skin attempts to repair this “cut,” it produces new collagen that doesn’t always appear as smooth as your original skin. The result is often a scar that doesn’t match in color or texture.

Similar circumstances occur when a scar forms as the result of a cut or injury or from a surgical procedure. Your body attempts to repair itself, and you’re left with a scar. Overexposure to the sun can make your scar appear even darker. Additionally, if you irritate inflamed skin by scrubbing too hard, or picking at your acne or scab, you increase your risk of developing a larger, more prominent scar.

Why should I treat my scars?

Everyone has different, personal reasons for removing scars such as:

  • Improving self confidence
  • Enhancing your appearance
  • Overall better skin health

When you feel better about yourself as a whole, it can make a difference in the quality of your life, and that’s part of the philosophy at Colorado Family Medicine – to help you look and feel your healthiest in every way.

How does the Icon Laser System work to remove scar tissue?

The goal of scar removal is to replace damaged skin with new, healthy skin. The doctors are trained in the Icon Laser Aesthetic System by Cynosure, which targets the scar tissue using fractional laser light. The laser energy penetrates deep beneath the surface of your skin to actually break down scar tissue and trigger the production of collagen in its place.

The Icon Laser works well on all skin types and skin tones for the most effective scar removal results. In just a few easy treatment sessions, the Icon can dramatically reduce the appearance of your scars without harming the surrounding skin. The procedure is also quick and non-invasive with minimal discomfort.

The Icon delivers outstanding results, and there’s little or no downtime after each treatment.*

*Individual results may vary.