For some circumstances, usually involving larger or deeper scars or reconstructive surgeries, our offices in Richmond, VA, now offer a new product known as Matristem TM extracellular matrix.
This is a groundbreaking new treatment that, when applied to tissue, recruits stem cells to an area of the skin to tell the cells to repair themselves in a normal, functional way. The procedure causes the body to create new “regular” skin tissue instead of scar tissue.
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Treatments on 'As-Needed' Basis
Performed in Office
Minimal Downtime of 1-3 Days.
If your scar correction treatment needs primarily concern acne scars, a great option is laser treatment using the Lumenis Ultrapulse fractionated CO2 and the PicoSure lasers. These are the most advanced tools available for the job, and works by stimulating new collagen to form at the bottom of an acne scar, then causing it to blend in with surrounding tissue.
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Common Questions About Scar Removal
How Long Does it Take?
The time it takes to complete treatment is dependent on the scar that we will be treating. Since scars vary greatly between each individual, we’re not able to estimate how long it will take to treat yours without seeing it first.
How Long Does it Last?
The effects of Laser Scar Removal are Permanent
Are There Any Alternatives?
In most cases we do not offer any other means for scar removal.
Is Financing Available?
Yes. If youre interested, you can visit our financing page here.
Is it Painful?
There is some pain associated with Laser Scar Removal, however we’ve adopted several best practices for pain management including pre-treatment icing, topical anaesthetic cream, and using a ‘chiller’ to blow cold air over the affected area during treatment.
How Much Does it Cost?
Since each individual is unique, a consultation with Dr. Shaw is required before we can give an accurate estimate on pricing. You can book a consultation by clicking ‘Book Appointment’ or completing the form at the bottom of this page.
What is Recovery Like? Is There Downtime or Medication?
There will be a post-treatment period of healing lasting from 1-2 weeks. We will provide post treatment guidelines for caring for the treated area.
What Our Patients Have to Say
“From the warm reception of his staff to the perfectly performed procedures the experience here is nothing short of spectacular. Dr. Travis Shaw puts you at ease and really listens to give you exactly what you want. ”S.B.
“Everything as promised! Professional staff and they told me I would be in and out in about a hour and I was! Dr. Shaw gave me a very thorough explanation of the procedure and I am confident in this practice.“C.G.
“Dr.Shaw is great at what he does.
Explains procedures pretty well, very thorough and makes one understand every step of the process.
I will definitely be coming back soon.
Thank you Dr.Shaw for what you do.”
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Dr. Shaw specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation to help you look your best with the least downtime possible.
We're proud to serve Richmond and the surrounding communites in central Virginia including Chesterfield, Short Pump, Bon Air, Tuckahoe, Glen Allen, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Chester & more.