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Scar Reduction & Stretch Marks

Whether you have scars caused by acne, surgery, or trauma, Icon laser treatments can help even out these rough areas and lighten their dark pigmentation using noninvasive scar reduction laser technology.

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Scar Reduction & Stretch Marks Q & A

How does Icon laser technology reduce the appearance of scars/stretch marks?

The Icon Aesthetic System uses fractional laser technology to break down existing scar tissue and trigger the production of new tissue.


The heat energy also causes your body to produce more collagen, which fills in skin irregularities  and is essential for smoother, resurfaced skin.


Icon laser energy doesn’t affect the skin surrounding your scars/stretch marks, so it’s safe in addition to being effective.

Who is a candidate for laser scar removal?

The newer the scar, the better the results… so don’t delay. Results can be seen on older scars as well.


If you have shallower scars, such as acne scars or slightly depressed scars, you get the best results. A variety of different skin types can benefit from Icon laser treatments.

Do the laser treatments for scar reduction hurt?

Most people tolerate the treatments quite well. You’ll feel slight discomfort, but the treatment time isn’t long. Dr. Tate offers a topical numbing cream prior to treatment.

Do scar reduction treatments require a lot of downtime?

Most people need minimal downtime following Icon treatments. You may have some redness and mild swelling following a session, but these effects subside within 2-3 days and will feel similar to a sunburn. Recovery time is far less than the weeks of downtime necessary following ablative laser treatments or surgery.

How many sessions will I need to see a reduction in scars?

Everyone’s skin is different. Most people need between 3-8 sessions, scheduled 2-6 weeks apart. But your ultimate treatment plan depends on the extensiveness of your scars, your skin type, and how you respond to the Icon technology.

How soon will I notice results from scar reduction treatments?

You will notice evidence of results within several days, but the greatest effects will be over the course of 2-3 months. Your body needs this time to develop new collagen and heal completely.

How much does Scar Reduction & Stretch Mark treatments cost?

Scars: $250/treatment | $800/for up to 6 treatments


Acne Scars: $650/full face | $1,500/3 full face treatments

$600/partial face | $1,400/3 partial face treatments


Stretch Marks: $500/treatment | $1,750/up to 4 treatments


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