What Type of Scars Can Be Reduced With RF Plasma Skin Resurfacing?

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If you have scars and are looking for smoother, more even skin texture and tone, you may want to consider the benefits of RF plasma skin resurfacing.

At Sereno Santé in San Jose, CA, board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Maia Chakerian has years of experience helping patients achieve their skin goals and reduce the appearance of scars with the ALMA Opus RF resurfacing laser.

Keep reading to find out if this treatment is right for reducing your scars and making your skin look more smooth and even.

What does RF plasma treatment do?

Using unipolar radiofrequency and plasma technology, RF plasma skin resurfacing treatment removes dead and damaged skin cells and encourages the growth of new, healthier cells. In turn, this can replace damaged skin with softer, clearer skin, thereby reducing the appearance of scars.

Other benefits of RF plasma treatment include:

  • Reduction of wrinkles, fine lines, and stretch marks

  • Reduction in dark spots and hyperpigmentation

  • Tightening of sagging skin

  • Improvement in complexion and skin texture

  • Reduction in acne, surgical, and trauma scars

RF plasma treatments are also efficient, taking only 20 – 30 minutes.

How does RF skin rejuvenation work?

The ALMA Opus RF resurfacing laser directs radiofrequency waves and microplasma energy into problematic regions on the skin. The laser can be modified to provide light, moderate, or aggressive treatments based on what each patient is looking to achieve.

This RF skin resurfacing laser uses cutting-edge technology to provide patients who want noninvasive treatment with quick results. By creating tiny channels in the skin, the laser creates micro-injuries in order to induce healing. This also helps generate collagen and elastin to create new, healthy, and more even skin.

While most lasers can only treat fair skin, the ALMA OPUS laser can treat all skin types.

How long does it take scars to fade after RF plasma treatment?

Depending on the cause, depth, and color of your scars, and the intensity of the laser, your scars may begin to fade after just one treatment. Typically, patients require between 1 – 3 treatments to see optimal results.

Downtime is minimal following this treatment, and patients can typically resume their daily activities almost immediately. However, avoiding sun exposure and exfoliants is vital if you want the best results possible. And because skin will flake off after treatment as the dead skin cells drop away, it’s important not to disturb the skin with picking, or you can create new scars. Soothing the skin with ointments is necessary for optimal healing and regeneration of new skin cells.

Once the skin is done peeling, new skin will emerge and replace pigmented, discolored, or uneven skin, leaving you with smooth, even skin and a more radiant glow.

What can I expect after RF plasma skin resurfacing treatment?

The ALMA Opus RF resurfacing treatment side effects are minimal since the laser targets only problematic skin cells. Most patients will experience some swelling or redness, which will depend on each person and the strength setting of the laser.

Get RF skin resurfacing in San Jose, CA

Dr. Maia Chakerian is a board-certified anesthesiologist who offers many state-of-the-art skin resurfacing treatments at Sereno Santé in San Jose, CA. If you want to reduce the appearance of scars, schedule a consultation to see which treatment is right for you and discuss long-term expectations with a member of our experienced team.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.