Scar Removal with Laser
Different Types of Scar treatment
Wound (scar) is a natural response of the skin against the healing process of the injury. There are three major types of scars: atrophic scars, hypertrophic scars, and keloid scars. While atrophic scars are the sunken areas on the skin, hypertrophic and keloid scars cause raised areas above the level of the skin.
Different types of lasers are used for many scar treatments.
Fractional Laser Technology is a leading method for treating surgical scars. In this method laser beams are used to coagulate blood capillaries in the wounded tissue and to stimulate skin collagen production to create a healthy and new tissue. The recovery time is very short. The risk of infection is very low and a slight pain is felt. It is also possible to use this method for all skin types.
Atrophic Oscars Treatment
Atrophic scars are often happened due to the damages that results in the destruction of a large area of the tissue. With the help of non-invasive laser treatments, it is possible to improve and heal this type of scar. There are various methods including the use of CO۲ laser in order to improve atrophic scars, eliminate skin bumps and create a smoother surface. The use of color laser pulse helps improve redness of the skin and reduce the thickness of the scar.
While the Q-switched lasers can be used for illuminating the dark skin caused by the wound. Some wounds require a combination of different types of lasers. Fillers of uneven skin surfaces such as collagen and Hyaluronic acid can be used to improve soft scars. In this method, healing is immediate, that is, immediately after injection, the initial repair is visible.
Keloid and Hypertrophic Scar Treatment
Lasers are also used to improve the appearance of hypertrophic and Keloid scars. Pulsed color lasers are a standard way to treat this type of scar. This kind of laser reduces the scar’s redness, smooths the surface of the scar and improves irritation and itching commonly associated with scar.
Q-switched lasers can also help reduce the pigmental appearance of the scar. Although Keloid and Hypertrophic Scars can be treated at any time, the best results are obtained when treatment is started as soon as possible.