Scar Reduction Specialist

Weiping Sarah Mei, MD

Family Medicine Physician located in Long Beach, CA

Acne scars and surgical scars can leave you with skin discoloration and marks that can make you feel self-conscious. At her cosmetic medicine and family practice in Long Beach, California, Weiping Sarah Mei, MD offers scar reduction treatments with the Icon™ laser by CynoSure® to help you restore your self-confidence. If you have scars you’d like to get rid of, Dr. Mei can help. Call the office or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.

Scar Reduction Q & A

How does laser scar reduction work?

The powerful Icon Aesthetic System effectively reduces the appearance of acne or surgical scars with an advanced cooling system and the high-speed, non-ablative 1540 fractional laser, which penetrates deep below the surface of your skin to break up scar tissue.

The Icon 1540 laser uses short pulses of laser light to target the damaged tissue and reduce the appearance of scars while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. Your body naturally eliminates the old cells and regenerates new collagen and elastin in their place. The result is smoother, more evenly toned skin.

The Icon 1540 fractional laser is a quick, nonsurgical procedure, so it’s perfect for men and women who want to avoid more invasive treatments. After just a few sessions, you’ll see a noticeable difference in the appearance of scar tissue. Discomfort and downtime are minimal, and the results are long-lasting.

How safe are laser scar reduction procedures?

Scar reduction treatments with the Icon 1540 fractional laser provide a safe, FDA-approved skin resurfacing option. The Icon 1540 laser is highly customizable to meet your specific needs, and the laser energy penetrates the surface of your skin quickly and deeply for optimal results.

Because the device has a built-in cooling system, you don’t have to worry about damaging the skin around your scar. Most men and women feel minimal discomfort during their laser treatment, but it’s typically over in 30 minutes or less, so any discomfort is usually well-tolerated.

Am I a good candidate for laser scar reduction?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Mei examines your skin and your scars to determine whether you’re a good candidate for the laser scar reduction procedure. The Icon 1540 laser can reduce the appearance of scars on many different skin types and colors, including very light or very dark skin.

Dr. Mei also advises you regarding the number of treatments you’ll need to achieve optimal results. Depending on your skin color and condition, and the size of your scar, you may need anywhere from three to seven treatment sessions.

You don’t have to live with scars or try to cover them up with clothing or makeup. Call or book a consultation online to learn more about laser scar reduction.

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