About Scar Treatment
Laser scar treatments at ARTisan Skin & Laser Center are an exceptional way to reform your skin after an injury, accident, burn, blemish, or surgery. In Sioux Falls, SD, our board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Alison R. Tendler, offers her artistic surgical skills to delicately transform your scar tissue for aesthetic or functional reasons. When you have extensive aesthetic concerns due to the presence of a scar, you would most likely benefit from Dr. Tendler's services. Scar tissue treatment does not necessarily mean that you want to just change the appearance of the damaged skin. Functionally, scar tissue can limit movement, change the texture of the skin, alter the ability to feel when touched (loss of sensitivity), and cause further injury in the long run.
We invite you to have a consultation with Dr. Tendler to evaluate the condition of your skin. Then, she will speak with you one-on-one to discuss treatment options with lasers and medical-grade products to help rejuvenate your skin and much more. Make an appointment at our Sioux Falls, SD Med Spa to learn more about lasers and other treatments that will not only make you look healthier but enhance your quality of life, too.
Laser Scar Treatment Reviews
"From the minute you walk in until you leave everyone is very pleasant and friendly. They are always on time. They really listen to your wants and go above and beyond to meet them. I work with clinicians from all areas and Megan has amazing bedside manor. She is the BEST at what she does. She takes her time and doesn’t ever rush. She is amazing at injections too and has does a quality job. I would highly recommend Artisan for all of your skin care needs."- S.S. / Google / Jan 28, 2022
"Fantastic and knowledgeable staff, each experience has been superb. Reception and treatment rooms are clean and welcoming. Honest and helpful feedback at my consultation and I’ve experienced wonderful results with each service I’ve utilized. Megan is the best, she was wonderful for both my laser treatments and injections. Easy to schedule appointments. Highly recommend!"- C.E. / Google / Feb 18, 2022
"I cannot recommend any place better than Artisan Skin. The atmosphere is modern, fun and inviting! They have without a doubt the best customer service- from the ladies at the front desk to the ones performing my skin services. I see both Alli and Anna! They always take their time, never leaving me to feel rushed. Both Alli and Anna are exceptionally thorough when educating on skin care and what it means specifically for me. I always leave the office feeling better than when I walked in -and well taken care of."- C.D. / Google / Feb 18, 2022
"I recently had a Halo from Megan Sage, CNP, and the experience was first class. From the moment I entered Artisan Skin and Laser, Megan made me feel very comfortable and safe. In addition to the quality procedure I received, she explained each step in detail so I understood what was coming next. A wonderful experience from start to finish."- J.H. / Google / Oct 19, 2021
"From the minute you walk in until you leave everyone is very pleasant and friendly. They are always on time. They really listen to your wants and go above and beyond to meet them. I work with clinicians from all areas and Megan has amazing bedside manor. She is the BEST at what she does. She takes her time and doesn’t ever rush. She is amazing at injections too and has does a quality job. I would highly recommend Artisan for all of your skin care needs."- S.S. / Google / Feb 19, 2022
If you are concerned about the appearance of your scars, you will make an ideal candidate for scar treatment. New or many years old, your scars can be from:
- A traumatic injury, burn marks, or an accidental wound to the skin
- A previous surgical scar
- Acne scars
- Removal of skin growths, keloid, or skin cancer scar
If any of these circumstances describe you, we would like to invite you to come to ARTisan Skin & Laser Center to have a complimentary skin care consultation to discuss your options.
You will be prescribed medication to take before your appointment to help minimize the swelling after your laser treatment. One hour before your procedure, we will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area. Laser scar treatment takes about 25 – 35 minutes after you are numb. It is our goal to make this appointment as relaxing as possible for you, which is why we have a built-in cooling system that will follow the warm passes of the laser. The severity, size, and location of your scar will determine how many sessions you will need and for how long. Dr. Tendler can give you an estimate of the number of sessions you may require, but that number could change as the treatments modify the skin. She may also recommend using adjunct treatments like injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), steroids, or the dermal filler Sculptra®.
What to Expect
Once your laser session is complete, you may still feel a warming sensation (like a slight sunburn) in your skin for about an hour afterward, which is normal. Not to worry, we will send you home with instructions and an at-home kit to take care of your skin during the healing process. If you experience any concerning side effects or want to ask a question about your skin, please call our office for assistance. You may have some post-procedure redness and swelling for 3 – 7 days.
During the first 3 – 6 months, the collagen in your skin will slowly modify and remodel after each laser treatment. Dr. Tendler may recommend that you repeat your treatment every 8 – 12 weeks for 3 – 10 treatments or until your aesthetic goal is met. Overall, your laser scar treatments will soften the scar tissue as well as improve your ability to move the area, plus relieve some discomfort and itching by resurfacing the skin.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 25 – 35 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location
Let's Minimize that Scar
Any scar (large or small) will need the help of a medical professional to revise the way it looks. Once a scar has set in, it will be there no matter what kind of cream or ointment you apply. Dr. Tendler can help you revise what the damaged skin looks like with laser scar treatment in her office at ARTisan Skin & Laser Center. Together, you and Dr. Tendler will come up with a strategy that will address your skin care needs to renew and repair your skin to look and feel better than before. Call our office today.