Scar Concern Overview

Scars can be a major concern for many individuals, affecting their self-confidence and overall well-being. Whether they result from acne, surgery, injuries, or other skin conditions, scars can be distressing. 

Thankfully, advancements in cosmetic procedures provide effective solutions for scar reduction and improvement. At Coastal Aesthetics, we offer three popular treatments that ease the look of scars: Alma Hybrid, Microneedling, and Opus Plasma. If you’re seeking information about scar removal and methods to fade and heal scars, we’re here to help.

What Causes Scars?

Scarring occurs when the skin’s normal healing process is disrupted, causing fibrous tissue. Scars can be raised, depressed, discolored, or have an uneven texture. Facial scars can occur as a result of various factors, including:
  • Acne is a common skin condition that can leave behind scars, especially if it is severe or improperly treated. Inflammatory acne, which results in cysts or nodules, can cause deeper scars, while picking or popping acne lesions can also lead to scarring.
  • Facial scars can result from accidents and cuts, burns, or abrasions. These injuries can damage the skin’s underlying structure, forming scars during the healing process.
  • Surgical interventions, whether cosmetic or medical, can sometimes result in scarring like facelifts, rhinoplasty or mole removal.
  • Certain skin infections, such as cellulitis or impetigo, can cause damage to the skin and lead to scarring if left untreated.
  • Chronic skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis can cause inflammation and damage to the skin, increasing the risk of scarring.
  • Some individuals may be genetically prone to developing scars. Certain genetic factors can affect the healing process and contribute to the formation of scars.
  • Factors that affect the body’s ability to heal wounds properly, such as underlying health conditions or impaired immune function, can increase the likelihood of scarring.

Can Scars Be Completely Removed?

While complete removal of old scars is challenging, cosmetic procedures like laser treatments and microneedling can improve the appearance of scar tissue over time, making them less noticeable.

While you cannot remove scar tissue entirely, you can minimize and improve its appearance through scar reduction treatments that promote collagen remodeling and rejuvenation. This is why proper wound care, avoiding picking or scratching scabs and protecting wounds from infection is important to minimize the risk of scarring.

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Effective Cosmetic Procedures for Scar Reduction

At Coastal Aesthetics, we offer treatments to help minimize the appearance of scars and improve the skin’s texture and tone. Our experienced practitioners will assess your specific scar concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan to address your needs.

Alma Hybrid To Get Rid of Scars on Face

Alma Hybrid laser treatment simultaneously targets different layers of the skin to promote collagen production, in turn improving skin texture and reducing the look of scars. This innovative technology combines the benefits of both ablative and non-ablative fractional laser techniques, making it a versatile and effective solution for scar reduction.

The Alma Hybrid laser emits a controlled beam of laser energy that is fractionated into thousands of tiny microbeams. These microbeams target specific areas of the skin, creating microscopic treatment zones while leaving surrounding tissues untouched.

The ablative component removes thin layers of the skin’s surface, promoting exfoliation and encouraging the growth of new, healthy skin cells. This process helps to smooth out the texture of the scarred skin.

Alma Hybrid penetrates the deeper layers of the skin, reaching the dermis. The laser energy heats the targeted areas, stimulating the production of new collagen fibers. Collagen is a vital protein that provides structure and support to the skin, helping to improve its texture, elasticity, and overall appearance.

Alma Hybrid can be customized based on the specific characteristics of the scar, such as its size, depth, and location. The laser settings can be adjusted to address the unique needs of each individual, ensuring optimal results.

Microneedling To Fade Scars

Microneedling is an effective cosmetic procedure that can help ease the look of scars. This minimally invasive treatment involves using a device with tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin.

Microneedling works by stimulating the skin’s natural healing response and promoting collagen induction. The micro-injuries created by the tiny needles trigger the production of new collagen and elastin fibers in the treated area.

The formation of new collagen fibers helps to remodel the scar tissue. Collagen is a vital protein that provides structure and strength to the skin. As the new collagen is generated, it helps to fill in depressions, smooth out texture irregularities, and reduce the visibility of scars.

Microneedling also enhances blood circulation in the treated area. Improved blood flow brings oxygen, nutrients, and growth factors to the scarred tissue, promoting cellular turnover and healing.

Microneedling can be tailored by your Coastal Aesthetic team to address your specific scar concerns. The depth of the needles can be adjusted based on the severity and location of the scars, ensuring that the treatment is effective and safe.

Opus Plasma To Improve The Look of Scarring

The Opus Plasma device emits plasma energy, creating precise microchannels on the skin’s surface. This innovative technology utilizes plasma energy to create controlled microchannels in the skin, triggering a natural healing response.

The Opus Plasma device emits plasma energy, which creates precise microchannels in the skin’s surface. These microchannels are strategically placed to target the scarred areas specifically. The plasma energy generates controlled heat, which has multiple beneficial effects. It thermally sublimates (converts from a solid to a gas) the targeted tissue, effectively removing the scarred or damaged skin.

The controlled heat from Opus Plasma stimulates the production of new collagen fibers in the treated area providing structure, strength, and elasticity to the skin. By promoting collagen synthesis, Opus Plasma helps to remodel the scar tissue, gradually improving its appearance and texture.

Opus Plasma offers customizable treatment parameters, including the depth of the microchannels and the energy levels used. This allows for a personalized treatment plan tailored to the specific characteristics of your scars to ensure optimal results.


While it can be challenging to remove scars completely, topical treatments like silicone gel or sheet can help form a protective barrier over the scar, helping to flatten and soften it over time. Certain creams containing ingredients like retinoids, corticosteroids, or hydroxy acids can help reduce scar appearance and promote skin healing.

Laser therapy for scars utilizes advanced laser technologies to stimulate collagen production and target the underlying layers of the skin, resulting in improved texture, reduced redness or pigmentation, and a smoother appearance of scars. 

The controlled application of laser energy promotes skin remodeling, allowing for gradual fading and softening of scars over multiple treatment sessions. During your consultation, your Coastal team will evaluate your scarring and develop a treatment plan for your desired results.

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Why Should I Choose Coastal Aesthetics For Scar Removal?

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At Coastal Aesthetics, Kimberlee Smith understands the frustrations with the appearance of scarring and how much it can negatively impact your self-confidence. Together with the Coastal team, Kimberlee will help you feel comfortable designing a customized treatment plan based on your aesthetic goals. If you are ready to see what a difference Coastal Aesthetics can make for you, we invite you to book your consultation online and start your journey to a better you today!

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