Scar Treatment

In Chicago

PROCEDURE TIME
4-6 HOURS
RECOVERY TIME
12-21 DAYS

At Impressions Face + Body, we recognize that each scar is as individual as the person it adorns. Our variety of treatment options is designed to cater to your unique needs, with a bespoke approach to improving their appearance and blending them seamlessly with your skin's natural beauty.

What Are Scars?

Scars are the visible threads in the tapestry of our skin, each telling a story of repair and recovery. They form as part of the body's natural healing process after an injury, whether from burns, accidents, surgical cuts, or the aftermath of acne. As the body works to mend the damage, it weaves a patch of collagen fibers, sometimes leaving no trace, but often creating a scar that stands out from its surroundings.

What Causes Scars?

Scars are the body's testament to overcoming injury, but their formation can vary greatly. Some scars, like hypertrophic scars, rise in thickened mounds above the skin's surface. Others, known as atrophic scars, create hollow depressions due to tissue loss. Acne can leave behind either of these types or even lead to keloid scars, which ambitiously grow beyond the original wound's borders. Burns might result in contracture scars, which pull the skin tight, limiting movement.

Types of Scar Treatments

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Laser Treatments

Lasers use concentrated light energy to target the scarred skin. This concentrated energy stimulates collagen production, improving the texture of the scar tissue. Various types of lasers, such as factional or pulsed dye lasers, can be used to effectively treat different scar types. This non-invasive approach promotes natural healing and requires minimal recovery time.
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Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that are best suited to address atrophic and depressed scars. Biocompatible materials, often made of hyaluronic acid, elevate the skin’s surface and minimize visible depressions.
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Fat Transfer and Laser Combination

A combination of fat transfer and laser therapy can be used for scars that require improved volume enhancement and skin texture. The fat transfer involves taking adipose tissue from one area of the body and injecting it into the scar site to raise the depressed area, while the laser treatment improves the skin’s texture and color. Especially severe acne scars benefit from this type of treatment.
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Ointments/Topicals

Ointments and topicals are directly applied to the scarred tissue and can be beneficial in managing scar appearance. These are especially effective when used early in the healing process. While they may not completely eliminate scars, the active ingredients support the skin's healing process and contribute to a more refined, less noticeable appearance over time.

Chicago’s Trusted Scar Treatment Specialists

Our commitment to providing personalized care and achieving natural-looking results ensures that you’re in expert hands, making Impressions Face + Body the ideal destination for effective scar treatments tailored to your unique needs and concerns.

How much does scar treatment cost in Chicago?
The cost of your scar treatment largely depends on your chosen treatment option and whether any additional treatments are required.
How painful is scar treatment?
The severity of discomfort from scar treatment varies between procedures. Ointments and topicals are pain-free whereas laser treatment and dermal fillers may cause discomfort at the treatment site. Fat transfer is a more invasive procedure requiring a longer recovery time and pain management strategy. No matter the treatment, we’ll always reduce discomfort to the best of our abilities.
How long do scar treatment results last?
While some options like laser treatment, can result in permanent transformations, dermal fillers may only result in temporary changes. To ensure that you receive the best results, we’ll tailor the course of treatment to your needs and discuss realistic expectations for satisfactory outcomes.
What procedures pair well with scar treatment?
Microneedling is an excellent procedure to pair with your scar treatment. A microneedling treatment can promote skin rejuvenation and enhance the effectiveness of other scar-reducing techniques.
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