What is laser scar treatment?
We all have issues with our skin that we hope to improve. At Redefining Beauty, our expert staff performs revolutionary laser resurfacing treatments with Opus Plasma® by Alma Lasers. This nonsurgical procedure works to minimize the appearance of scars and rejuvenates the skin. Laser scar treatment can address one or numerous scars caused by acne or facial trauma. No matter the cause, Dr. James Leffingwell encourages you to get in touch with a member of our team in Midlothian, TX, to schedule a skin consultation. We can help you achieve the beautiful and flawless complexion you deserve!
"Friendly staff, very understanding. The procedure room is clean and comfortable. I had liposuction of my inner thighs and I am so happy I went to refining beauty. I only felt a small amount of pain and discomfort but the doctor took care of that for me. I would highly recommend refining beauty."- J.C. / Google / Sep 04, 2022
"I originally started with Cross Timbers for my husband’s tonsils and allergies. Then again for my daughters tongue tie. All of these were done with Dr. Luke Shellenberger (at the Mansfield office.) In talking with the staff I found out they have a 🗣 MEDSPA at the midlothian office! The ball has not been dropped on ANY level with this practice. At the Midlothian office the receptionist Angela is on her A game ALWAYS! Dr. L is a hoot and a fantastic dr! I went in there originally for Botox. I had Becky and Rebecca in there assisting him (both nurses and fun personalities) which was VERY nice and comforting. Most medspas do NOT have nurses, some places they’re not even MA’s which is ridiculous. After Botox I started doing other things to help with my face because I didn’t want fillers, so they gave me some other options. His Medspa “guru” (as I like to call her) is nurse Rebecca. She is so informative through the whole process and aftercare. EXCELLENT bedside manner. So far I’ve done Opus (which is plasma), Clearlift, and Harmony. I haven’t been disappointed with any of these results. Below is a (creepy) picture of me with my very first treatment results. I’m making the face so you can see where the Botox worked SO well on my forehead. We are working on wrinkles, lightening my freckles/age spots, and tightening. I can’t wait to see what the end results are! We have currently started working on my HORRIBLE scars on my arms from getting Brachioplasty. They also run specials every month which I’ve taken full advantage of!! :) The only thing I wish was different would be a separate entrance for MedSpa only but, to my knowledge this part of the practice is still growing so hopefully I’ll see it in the future!"- K.W. / Google / Apr 08, 2022
"I had a wonderful experience at Refining Beauty. Rebeca is doing an excellent job every time I come in. I can’t wait for my next sessions. I highly recommend this place"- Google User / Google / Apr 01, 2022
"Over the years I have developed some abdominal and back fat that I have not been happy with and have not been able to lose with dieting. I am typically anti-plastic surgery. But I learned about laser Lipo from a friend who referred me to Dr. Leffingwell. After speaking with Dr.Jim and his staff I was more intrigued. They answered all my questions and shared with me exactly what to expect. I decided to get this procedure because it was less invasive. The procedure was exactly how they described it and it was very simple. I was out of the office in a couple of hours. The results are amazing and I wish I had done this years ago. But the timing in meeting Dr. Leffingwell and his staff couldn’t have been more perfect. This dude is very happy with the results. No more love handles for me. I can’t wait until the summer to get some sun on these new abs. Thank you Dr.Jim !"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 09, 2022
"In short, Dr. Leffingwell demonstrated why physicians are often held in high regard. His competence and manner were very reassuring under difficult circumstances. As the "on call" doctor for his partnership, he stepped up, and, within about an hour altered my anxiety level from about 8 or 9 to around 2. Without the benefit of an assistant/nurse he performed brilliantly in alleviating my post surgery (deviated septum repair...) excessive bleeding."- J. / Healthgrades / Jan 31, 2022
Who is a candidate for laser scar treatment?
There are many factors to consider when deciding whether the Opus Plasma is a good match for your skin. This therapy is specially designed for patients who are unsatisfied with their facial appearance due to scarring. Redefining Beauty can perform a skin assessment and help you determine if this laser treatment is the best option for your needs. Please inform our staff about any open wounds or sores, active acne, or recent sun exposure, as these can impact the success of your treatment.
What to expect during laser scar treatment
The Opus Plasma uses pulsating energy beams to clear away damaged skin cells layer by layer. During treatment in Midlothian, TX, patients relax in a comfortable chair while the treatment device is passed over the skin. You may feel a small amount of discomfort followed by cool air from the built-in cooling device. The procedure can be adjusted based on your individual needs and skin type. Dr. Leffingwell may then provide detailed instructions on how to care for your skin following treatment.
How long is recovery after laser scar treatment?
After your laser session, you may experience a sensation similar to a sunburn that dissipates after 2 – 3 days. You may also have some swelling and redness. It is important to keep your skin hydrated and protected from the sun during this time. Redefining Beauty also recommends using cool compresses to soothe the skin. Within a few weeks, you should start to see an improvement in your skin texture and tone. We may recommend multiple treatments to help you achieve optimal results.
Laser scar treatment FAQ
How many laser scar treatments should I get?
The number of Opus Plasma treatments your scar or scars require will fluctuate based on your own concerns and desired outcomes. During your visit to Refining Beauty, our providers will evaluate your complexion and decide the number of sessions that might be needed based on the severity of your blemishes. Afterward, we will construct your custom-tailored treatment regimen so you can obtain the best possible results. The majority of patients should expect to require approximately 3 – 4 appointments.
Can Opus Plasma completely eliminate scars?
For the most part, scar tissues cannot be wholly eliminated. However, the targeted RF and plasma energies used during an Opus procedure work to resurface a patient's complexion and produce a more even look. This treatment works to significantly minimize the visibility of most types of scarring, including acne marks, surgical scar tissue, and scars that are thick or raised. At the conclusion of a few acne treatment sessions, the majority of people detect major improvements in the health and look of the skin in question.
How soon can you perform laser scar treatment after an injury?
In order to perform laser scar treatment safely and effectively, you will need to delay the laser treatment until your current wound has healed. Stitches will also need to be removed prior to the procedure. Once the underlying tissue has healed, we can book your laser scar treatment.
Make scars less visible
Scars can be a major source of insecurity, but you don’t have to live with them anymore. Redefining Beauty offers laser scar treatment using the innovative Opus Plasma in Midlothian, TX. This nonsurgical procedure can minimize the appearance of scars and give you the confidence to show your face to the world again. Call to meet with Dr. James Leffingwell and see if this treatment is right for your needs. We can’t wait to help you achieve beautiful skin.