Scar Reduction Specialist

Helena Dermatology | Montana Aesthetics PC

Aesthetics & Dermatology located in Helena, MT

While not a medical concern, scars can certainly leave you feeling uncomfortable in your own skin. If you have scars, Latha S. Vellanki, MD, and her team of aesthetic experts at Helena Dermatology & Montana Aesthetics PC provide customized Cynosure® Icon™ scar reduction treatments. Find out if this state-of-the-art noninvasive scar treatment is right for you by booking a consultation at this Helena, Montana, clinic today. Click on the online scheduling feature or call the office to speak with a team member directly.

Scar Reduction Q & A

Why do I have scars?  

Scars are a natural side effect of healing after an injury, surgical procedure, or damage to your skin (as with acne). 

When you have a deep wound, the underlying layer of skin — your dermis — becomes damaged. To help close the wound and repair your skin, you start producing collagen fibers.

However, these collagen fibers tend to have a different texture and even a different layering pattern than surrounding skin tissue. As a result, you develop a scar.

A raised or elevated scar means your skin produced too much collagen during the healing process. Alternatively, if you have a sunken or depressed scar, you just didn’t make enough collagen to fill in the area. 


How does scar reduction work?

Scar reduction with the industry-leading Icon laser platform is one of the latest and most effective ways to minimize the appearance of scars, without surgery or serious discomfort. 

Helena Dermatology & Montana Aesthetics PC proudly offers laser scar reduction treatments for men and women who struggle with acne, injury, or other type of unsightly scarring.

During your scar reduction treatment, your dedicated practitioner glides the hand-held laser tool over your treatment area. With each burst of fractional laser energy, your underlying skin tissues heat up to therapeutic temperatures.

This effect breaks down thick layers of scar tissue, while simultaneously triggering the development of new skin tissue and skin-tightening collagen. The end result is smoother skin and a dramatic reduction in your scar’s appearance. 


When will I see results with scar reduction treatments?

When you come into Helena Dermatology & Montana Aesthetics PC for your Icon scar reduction consultation, your aesthetician evaluates your skin and talks with you about what to expect from your treatment plan.

It can take up to about 3-4 weeks for you to start noticing an improvement with your scar. But your skin continues to heal and improve for the following several months after your Icon laser session.

For stubborn scars, you may need about 2-4 monthly Icon scar reduction treatments. Since sessions are fast and require no downtime, Helena Dermatology & Montana Aesthetics PC can conveniently schedule you for any necessary follow-up sessions during your lunch hour. 

Before living with scars another day, see how the team at Helena Dermatology & Montana Aesthetics PC can help. Book your scar reduction consultation online or over the phone.

*Individual results may vary.