Reduce the Appearance of Scars and Brown Spots With Laser Therapy

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Your skin is designed to shield you from the world, which means it’s in the direct line of fire from everything from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays to harmful bacteria. This battle to protect you is not without some collateral damage, which oftens shows up as scars or discolorations—especially on your face.

Thanks to new laser technology, we have the ability to erase some of these signs of years gone by, giving you a fresh new surface with which to greet the world. But not all laser systems are created equal.

Here at the Vascular Esthetic Center, Dr. Shahrzad Shareghi spent considerable time researching the options and found that the Icon™ Aesthetic Laser system offers the versatility and accuracy she needed to help clients in Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks, California, breathe new life into their skin.

If you’d like to explore how we can reduce the appearance of acne and brown spots with our laser therapy, read on.

Evidence of a job well done

As we mentioned in the beginning, the primary role of your skin is to protect you from whatever the world throws at it. To do this, the average human skin covers a whopping 22 square feet, making it the largest organ in (or, in this case, on) the human body.

And your skin performs its job very well as it shields you from the elements and takes the brunt of “foreign invaders,” such as acne-causing bacteria.

While your skin is extremely resilient and repairs and rebuilds itself constantly, there can come a point where the damage is too much and it can’t keep up. No more so is this true than when it comes to the sensitive skin on your face, which is arguably the most exposed area of skin on your body.

If you find that, with each passing year, your once-smooth skin is giving way to brown spots and scarring that mottle the surface, there is a way to turn back the clock through laser therapy.

Just the right response

With our Icon system, we provide just the reinforcements your skin needs. Coincidentally, this laser technology spurs the same response that brought about the scarring in the first place, but in a far more controlled manner.

When your skin incurs damage, your body works to shore up the area as quickly as possible by throwing extra collagen at the problem, with little thought to your appearance. This is what leaves you with scarring, whether it’s from a cut or acne.

When we use the Icon laser, we send pulses of light energy into your tissue, without harming the surface area, at just the right wavelength and depth to break up the scar tissue and create a milder healing response.

This milder healing response comes again in the form of collagen, but this time the response isn’t so strong, leaving you with just enough of the structural protein to rebuild healthy, smooth skin.

Breaking up

Using the same laser system, we can adjust the depth and strength of the energy to tackle discolorations in your skin. These areas of hyperpigmentation aren’t uncommon as you get older and are caused by clusters of melanin brought about by exposure to the sun.

By controlling the light energy, we can target the melanin, which absorbs the light as heat, breaking it up so that you’re left with blemish-free skin.

In both cases, you’ll likely need a course of several laser treatments for optimal results. As your body flushes away the destroyed cells in between your visits, your scars and brown spots will slowly diminish or disappear.


If you’d like to regain a more even complexion, please give us a call or use the online scheduling tool found on this website to book an appointment.

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