Scars are a common problem but can be difficult to treat on your own. Now, state-of-the-art laser treatments at River Park Dental and Esthetics offer a safe, noninvasive solution for diminishing their appearance. Dr. Phing Saurer addresses acne scars, surgical scars, and scars caused by trauma, so patients enjoy healthier skin. She is proud to be one of the few laser dentists in the Columbus area specializing in scar reduction.

Call now to learn more about innovative laser technologies like Opus® – patients near Columbus, Hilliard, Worthington, and Upper Arlington are be pleased with their results.

What causes scars?

Scars are a natural part of our body’s healing process. They form when the skin becomes damaged, and the tissue tries to repair itself through collagen production. This process can cause various types of scarring, from shallow indentations to deep, discolored depressions. Common causes include:

  • Acne: When bacteria, oil, and debris block pores, inflammation occurs. This can lead to moderate to severe acne scars when left untreated.
  • Surgery: A medical procedure or cosmetic surgery requires incisions for access. These incisions leave behind scars that can be difficult to hide.
  • Trauma: Traumatic injuries such as cuts, scrapes, and burns can all cause scars, depending on the size or depth of the wound.

Over-the-counter creams and medications can do little for scar reduction because these products only address the surface of the skin. Laser technologies are a much more efficient way to enhance your complexion.

How does laser scar treatment work?

Professional laser scar treatment works beneath the surface of your skin to target the root of the problem. The laser energy heats the connective tissues and stimulates new collagen production. The result is softer, smoother skin that looks and feels healthier.

Laser dentist Dr. Saurer is trained in the latest technologies, including the cutting-edge Opus system, for scar reduction in Columbus. During a consultation, our trained team will examine the problem areas and ask questions about your scars. We then form a custom plan for addressing your specific concerns.

How many laser treatments do I need?

The number of treatments you’ll need depends on the type and severity of the scarring involved. Most patients can expect to see improvements after 4 – 6 appointments spaced several weeks apart.

In between sessions, patients will receive comprehensive post-treatment guidelines to ensure the best possible outcomes. These are tailored to your needs but may include information about topical medications and skin protection products. Dr. Saurer generally recommends avoiding sun exposure, products with harsh chemicals, and moisturizing frequently after laser scar revision.

Will my scars completely disappear?

It’s important to set realistic expectations when considering laser scar reduction. While our treatments can minimize the appearance of scars, they may not completely disappear. Dr. Saurer will provide an honest assessment of what you can expect from the process before creating your plan. Rest assured that we always strive to provide patients with satisfying results.

Harness the power of laser treatment

Whether you have acne scars, surgical scars, or trauma-related scarring, River Park Dental and Esthetics is here to help. Laser dentist Dr. Phing Saurer is a leading expert on scar reduction in the Columbus area and knows how to safely address your skin.

Are you ready to have a smoother, clearer complexion? Call to learn more about Opus and other innovative treatment options. We frequently help people in Dublin, Hilliard, Worthington, and Upper Arlington achieve their cosmetic goals.