When the skin goes through trauma, whether it be from accidents or surgery, the possibility of scarring is there. Although we can celebrate those who think of their scars as battle wounds, many individuals still see their scars as painful reminders or unsightly imperfections. Fortunately, Dr. Day has a powerful arsenal of tools she can use to drastically reduce the appearance of stubborn scars.
With TotalFX, Dr. Day combines the ActiveFX and DeepFX systems to provide one of her most comprehensive treatment. Deeper skin problems like scars can be effectively treated with this complete resurfacing treatment. Dr. Day loves combining the two systems and recommends TotalFX for the majority of patients interested in resurfacing, however your specific protocol will depend on your specific goals and areas of concern.
Many studies have shown that treatment with intense pulsed light (IPL) can effectively reduce the appearance of hypertrophic scars and keloid scars. The versatility of the IPL, due to the wide range of available wave lengths, allows Dr. Day to treat a multitude of types of scars, reducing their hardness and redness.