Scarring is a consequence of any type of surgery but looms larger during a cosmetic correction. Having a good scar result after abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is critical to most patients—the less noticeable the scarring, the better the outcome.  Whatever the result, it will last a lifetime. Still, there are steps plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss can take to make sure your scarring is minimized and barely noticeable.

Of course, the visibility of your tummy tuck scar starts with the surgery itself. As a highly trained and experienced body contouring specialist, Dr. Dreyfuss will take every precaution to ensure your scars are minimally visible and easily hidden by your clothing. His attention to details like incision technique, sutures, dressings, and post-surgery care will promote appropriate healing and less visible scars. He also offers post-recovery treatments that will have you forgetting about these cosmetic concerns entirely.

Laser Genesis

Laser Genesis offers a considerable improvement to scarring, including those incurred during a tummy tuck. This laser reduces the size of blood vessels in the wound, which helps reduce redness in the scar. Redness is the most significant factor for scar visibility after an operation, and most patients want to rid themselves of the discoloration quickly.

On average, this redness takes about a year to resolve to acceptable levels, longer for younger patients.  Laser Genesis speeds the process by accelerating the fading of the incision wounds into your natural skin tone within a few months. It’s a fantastic treatment for tummy tuck patients who want their tummy looking smooth and even-toned as quickly as possible.

This laser skin rejuvenation process delivers high energy pulses deep into the dermis. It is highly tolerable and can be completed during lunchtime. With no anesthesia necessary, you can return to your daily routine once you leave our facility. Optimal results are apparent after about five treatments, but this number varies from patient to patient.

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If you are considering a tummy tuck and would like to know more about enhancing your results, or if you’ve had the surgery but need help with the scarring left behind, call board-certified Dr. David Dreyfuss today. He can have you feeling great about your new tummy in no time.

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When considering skin care treatments, there are plenty of procedures out there, some invasive and some not. Laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive, stress-free treatment that delivers excellent results. Even better, you can complete the procedure without interrupting your entire day. 

What is a Laser?

The term laser (Light Amplification through Stimulated Emissions of Radiation) describes a focused concentration of light with a narrow beam for application.

These beams of light emit one color of the light spectrum (monochromatic) with each color of the spectrum having a specific purpose. The distinct lasers vary in applications because the different skin blemishes, as well as the tissues, absorb different colors of light. 

Lasers are short, pulsating beams of light that concentrate on irregular skin by removing it layer by layer. At Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery, we use the advanced laser technology Laser Genesis, an advanced Yag laser treatment for skin conditions like wrinkles, enlarged pores, scarring, uneven texture, and tone.  

What to Expect

Individuals with all skin types and tones can find help with laser skin resurfacing. We apply a topical numbing cream to the target site. During your treatment, you may feel a warming sensation beneath the skin surface. 

Most patients find the procedure relaxing and comfortable. We pass the laser over the area about a half-inch above the surface. It is suitable for multiple treatment sites including the chest, neck, and face.  

There may be some side-effects from the laser including some mild pinkness or redness. These will subside in a matter of hours. The procedure is not only useful in removing skin blemishes and discoloration but extremely safe as well. Because there is no downtime, it makes an excellent lunchtime treatment where you can leave our office and return to your daily routine. 

Visible results

We typically recommend five treatment sessions for optimal results. The number of sessions may vary depending on the severity of your concerns. However, one session will deliver a refreshed skin presence if you need to look your best before an important event on your calendar. We can also utilize Laser Genesis with other aesthetic treatments to boost collagen production and add to your anti-aging regimen. 

Results become apparent within a few days, with significant outcomes visible within three to nine weeks after your initial treatment. Because Laser Genesis promotes collagen production, the cosmetic improvement will take some to for the skin to repair itself and reach its full potential. 

Laser Genesis is an excellent skin rejuvenation treatment to add to your skincare and anti-aging treatment plan. Whether used as a standalone procedure or with other treatments like microdermabrasion or microneedling, it is an effective maintenance program that can produce or extend your results. 

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If you are considering a non-invasive skin care treatment to revive skin health and appearance, you should schedule a consultation with our team of aesthetic professionals today. 

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