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Scar Removal

For some adults, acne scars are a daily reminder of the difficulty they had in their teenage years with severe outbreaks of acne. Fortunately, there are a number of acne scar removal techniques which can minimize the visibility of these unsightly marks. Several of those acne scar removal procedures are outlined below.

The use of Smoothbeam laser technology is one scar removal technique being used at SpaCitySpa to help patients improve their complexion. Used primarily to treat wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes and mouth, Smoothbeam laser techniques can also be used as an effective approach to acne scar removal.

Each acne scar removal candidate is different, so we encourage you to arrange an appointment with our professional staff at SpaCitySpa so we can evaluate you for the procedure.

Another technique for patients seeking acne scar removal is microdermabrasion. This acne scar removal technique has proven effective in diminishing the appearance of acne scars and chicken pox scars.

Several of the chemical facial peels that we provide can also be beneficial in producing acne scar removal results. Two facial peels that have produced varying degrees of success as acne scar removal procedures are Obagi Blue Peel and our Light Trichloroacetic Acid Peel. A smoother, more even complexion can generally be achieved through the application of this acne scar removal procedure.

Which acne scar removal technique that would be best for your situation depends on the extent and depth of your acne scarring, along with other factors, such as your skin type and age. To schedule a professional evaluation and discuss acne scar removal, call SpaCitySpa at 518-581-1888 or email us. We look forward to helping you with your acne scare removal needs.

Soothbeam Laser Applications

Smoothbeam laser is a new, non-invasive way to treat wrinkles. This laser cools the skin and then delivers a laser beam which targets and heats the collagen in the upper dermis while protecting the epidermis.

What conditions does Smoothbeam treat?
Smoothbeam treats wrinkles or fine lines around the eyes and mouth. At Spa City Spa we are also using this laser to treat acne and acne scars. The laser helps renew skin by stimulating a generation of new collagen formation in the skin.

Who is a good candidate for Smoothbeam?
You are a good candidate if you are seeking to diminish fine lines and wrinkles and want to postpone more aggressive treatment such as surgery.

How long is the treatment and how many will I need?
A typical treatment is about 10 to 30 minutes depending on the area of treatment. In most cases results may be achieved within 3 to 4 treatments spaced by 4 to 6 weeks.

What does Smoothbeam feel like?
Because of the Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD), many patients report a "mild" or slight snapping and tingling sensation.

How long before I see results?
Several treatments may be required depending on the area and extent of desired results.

What precautions should I take?
Avoid sun exposure for 4 to 6 weeks before and after any laser treatment.

Are there any side effects?
Risks are low with Smoothbeam. Some slight temporary redness. Some pigmentation changes can occur with more aggressive treatment that will resolve itself over time.

Is this treatment covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures.

How much does the laser treatment cost?
The cost depends upon how much of an area is treated, but can be surprisingly reasonable.