Primera Plastic Surgery
1035 Primera Boulevard
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: (407) 333-3040
Fax: (407) 333-3496
Mon & Thurs: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Tues, Wed & Fri: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
When the skin is in the process of recovering from an injury — whether the result of an accident, surgery, a burn, or acne — scarring will occur wherever multiple layers of the skin have been affected. Scars are usually permanent once they form, but they may be made less visible with several possible treatments. The key is to treat scars early to lessen their effect. Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Edward J. Gross offers facial scar treatments/procedures for Orlando women and men who would like to restore their smooth, natural skin.
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
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Eyebrow Laceration & Pulse Dye Laser
Pulse Dye Laser for Scarring
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Proven Techniques, Outstanding Results
Most people are self-conscious about scars. Some people may also experience diminished functioning of the eyes, mouth, or nose due to facial scarring. At Primera, we have several treatment options to improve the appearance of scars after:
- Acne and chicken pox
- Injuries and accidents
- Skin cancers and small biopsies
- Stretch marks
Edward J. Gross, M.D.
Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
With 24 years in practice, Dr. Gross’ quality of care and results have earned the confidence and referrals of doctors throughout the region. His emphasis on patient education helps the men and women he treats feel comfortable and supported during their treatment.Meet Dr. GrossRequest My Consultation
Facial Scarring Treatment With a Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist
All scars, including stretch marks at early stages, have a pink/purple discoloration that denotes excess circulation within the scar. When these signs appear about 3 to 6 months after the skin injury, this is the ideal time to improve the color and reduce the scar’s visibility. At later stages, increased circulation subsides, and the scar may become white and permanent.
Thanks to Dr. Gross’ facial reconstruction training and his vast laser expertise, we receive a number of referrals for laser scar therapy. The most commonly used lasers are the Candela Pulsed Dye Laser and the Fraxel® laser. These technologies have been a tremendous breakthrough in scar treatments. For many of our Orlando patients, they provide relief without the need for surgery.
Although Dr. Gross is strictly a cosmetic surgeon (our practice does not accept insurance), the costs of laser scar therapy or revision surgery are dependent upon the individual type of scar. However, prices are quite reasonable, and the results are very pleasing.
Leading the Way in Patient Satisfaction
No matter where you prefer to do your research, you’ll find plenty of 5-star reviews for Primera Plastic Surgery. Dr. Gross and his team strive for complete patient satisfaction, and they’ll go above and beyond to ensure you’re happy with every element of your experience.Learn More
Scar Revision/Stretch Mark Treatments Available
Our different kinds of scar treatments/procedures can be performed alone or in combination with each other. Some of the following treatments may require several sessions for full results:
Scar Revision Procedure
Dr. Gross will evaluate your previous scarred area to decide if you are a candidate for a non-excision procedure. If that is not going to create the most optimal result, then the Fusiform Excision Procedure, to excise the previous scar and create a plastics closure – offering the finest, thinnest most smooth incision site result. The average cost is $1,250 – $1,750 and may vary, depending on your individual previous scar (NOT including Local Anesthesia/Facility Room Fees).
A painless procedure in which red light is applied directly to the scar by our licensed medical aesthetician, this treatment decreases redness and discoloration of scars.
Pulsed-Dye Laser (PDL)
A concentrated beam of yellow light targets blood vessels in the scar. The light converts to heat, shrinking the blood vessels and reducing the scar and its telltale pink color while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Used to treat hypertrophic scars, microdermabrasion exfoliates the thick epidermis on top of the scar, sanding it to the level of the normal skin. Deeper scars may require dermabrasion under anesthesia.
Injection With Corticosteroids
This method treats thicker hypertrophic or keloid scars. A medical corticosteroid injected within the scar causes the tissue to atrophy, contract, and level off with the normal tissue.
Silicone Gel Sheeting
Surface gel sheeting materials minimize scars and reduce scar formation. These non-medicated strips, available over the counter, are worn on the affected area either 24/7 or during sleep.
Topical Steroid Ointments
Dr. Gross may prescribe low-potency prescription-strength steroids to reduce inflammation and scar redness. We generally treat for no more than 2 months to avoid thinning the skin. Steroid ointments should never be covered with bandages or gel sheets. We recommend steroid ointments instead of creams, which contain an alcohol base that dries the skin.
This treatment uses a Fraxel laser, which is a resurfacing laser that can target specific scar tissue. This erbium-based laser has a high affinity for water and produces minimal heat, making for an excellent safety profile. You may have some downtime (2 to 3 days) with associated pinkness, especially if the scar is deep or complex.
See Your Results Before Surgery
Our practice is among the few that use computer imaging to show potential results. With the help of this technology, Dr. Gross can reliably tailor a surgical treatment plan for the unique needs of each patient.Learn More
Facial Scarring FAQ
- Will I have scarring, and what will it look like?
Usually, facial injuries and lacerations can be improved with laser therapy and time. Certainly, there will be some signs of the injury, but these lessen as time goes by. In children, these typically show up as a bright pink line for several months following the surgical repair. This tends to fade in a 6- to 12-month period, and it is important to use sunblock and to avoid direct sun exposure.
- How many treatments will I need with the laser?
The average is 3 to 6 sessions, 1 month apart.
- Does the pulse dye laser hurt?
No. It uses a cooling spray, so there is no pain associated with the treatment.
- What ages do you treat with the laser?
We treat people ages 10 and older.
- Does insurance cover laser therapy?
No, these lasers are considered cosmetic and not covered. Although our office does not participate with insurance or Medicare, many patients come for treatment because of the results we achieve and help we provide.