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People have a tummy tuck for many reasons, whether to enhance their appearance or for reconstructive purposes. One of the biggest drawbacks of having a tummy tuck procedure is the noticeable scarring it leaves behind. These scars can make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious. That is why we offer two different types of surgical scar treatments at Miami Skin + Vein: the V-beam Perfecta Laser and Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is V-Beam Perfecta Laser Treatment?
The V-Beam Perfecta Laser is a pulsed-dye laser used to treat discoloration on the body. When it comes to treating surgical scars, the V-beam Perfecta Laser fires off an intense yet gentle burst of yellow light to treat unwanted blood vessels and pigment changes. Scarred tissue has more active blood cells compared to normal skin. Your body absorbs the energy from the V-beam laser to make the blood cells less active and reduce discoloration.
What is Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
When it comes to skin resurfacing, CO2 treatments are the go-to option. At Miami Skin + Vein, we use the CO2RE, a fractional carbon dioxide laser resurfacing system. This device emits CO2 energy through small laser beams. The lasers then penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. When the CO2 laser hits the surface of scar tissue, it inflicts minor injuries to it. The body responds to this by creating new skin cells and stimulating the body’s natural collagen production.
What Are The Benefits of Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
CO2 Lasering comes with a variety of benefits, which include the following:
- It is FDA-approved.
- It is safe to use.
- It can provide long-lasting results.
- It can be customized to suit your needs.
- There is a much lower chance of getting a burn or change in your pigmentation.
What Are The Risks of Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
Similar to many cosmetic procedures, there are risks involved with Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing.
These risks include the following:
- Redness, swelling, and itching
- Increased chance of an infection
- Skin discoloration
Dr. Patel will assess the current condition of your skin and your medical history before going ahead with the procedure.
What Are The Benefits of V-Beam Perfecta Laser?
The V-Beam Perfecta Laser shares the same benefits as the Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatment. It is FDA-approved, safe to use, and can be customized based on your needs. One benefit that separates this laser from its competitors is that it also produces a cold spray to protect the skin from redness and other injuries.
What Are The Risks of V-Beam Perfecta Laser?
The risks of the V-Beam Perfecta Laser are uncommon, but there is a chance of experiencing the following:
- Light or dark discoloration of the skin
- Eye injury if they are not properly shielded
Learn More About Surgical Scar Treatment in Miami
If you would like to know more about treating tummy tuck scars or if you are a suitable candidate for the procedures, contact us at 786-352-8443 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shaun Patel today!