Laser scar removal uses a strong beam of laser light to treat the area that has been damaged. The laser removes the tumor as well as other extra growths, stops hair loss and reduce the pain. The same laser can be used to improve the visibility of scars.
Laser scar removal is an outpatient procedure meaning that you won’t have to stay in the hospital overnight. In this procedure, the doctor will use the laser to remove the skin cells that have been damaged to reduce the visibility of scars. These scars include:
Acne scar, Injury scar, Age spots, dark spots, hyperpigmentation and Burn marks.
This procedure uses heating quality of light to remove scars, if you are photosensitive then you should avoid doing it. To get a better idea of whether you are fit for the procedure or not consult with your doctor. Show her or him your medical history because there are certain medicines that can cause photosensitivity. If you are taking blood thinning medications then your doctor might not recommend you the procedure due to the high risk of bleeding.
Laser treatment doesn’t disappear scars but rather makes them less obvious. When skin is injured the body starts repairing itself. A scab is developed over the injury to protect it from germs which is temporary. The color of the skin underneath the scar usually matches the color of the body. However, if the injury is severe enough then a scar will remain even after the scab is faded.
The scar left by the injury fades over time and become lighter. There comes a time when the scar becomes permanent and doesn’t fade anymore. When that happens laser treatment can be used to reduce its visibility.
During the procedure, a laser is used to remove the outer surface of the damaged skin (scar). By doing so the skin becomes smoother and the overall appearance of the skin is improved. The laser not only removes the outer surface of a scar but it can also help in the production of new cells. The laser in this procedure targets the blood vessels and in tissues of scars to reduce the redness. Due to the penetrating nature of the laser, it can travel deeper into the skin to stimulate the cell growth.
When you decide to have laser scar treatment then your doctor will decide the procedure best suited for your scar treatment. The option of laser includes:
This type of laser penetrates deeper into the skin and remove the darkly pigmented cells. The heat produced by laser collagen production in the cells is stimulated due to the increased collagen production new cells are formed in the skin. Due to the formation of new skin, the scars on the surface will become less noticeable.
This is the weakest type of laser and this laser penetrate the inner surface of the skin. This type of laser only heats skin through laser and stimulate the collagen production in the skin. The cells are renewed in the damaged skin and dead cells are replaced by new cells.
This is the most powerful laser used for scar resurfacing. This is an aggressive type of treatment used for scar removal. It can be used to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and warts. It is also called skin resurfacing because it removes the outer layer of the skin and eliminates the damaged skin cells on the surface level.
The treatment is considered a cosmetic procedure so your insurance won’t cover its cost. The cost of laser scar removal treatment depends upon a couple of things such as:
The type and amount of laser treatment needed.
The size of the treated scar.
The number of scars treated.
More than one treatment might be required so in order to get the results you desire you will need to pay for each session separately.
Recovery for different scars varies and will depend upon the type of laser used as well as the size and amount of scars treated. There is not much downtime involved in the procedure so you can go back to work next day or within a couple of days after the procedure which will depend upon the type of laser used in the procedure.
The results of laser skin treatment are long lasting but they might not be permanent due to the occurrence of changes in the skin. So repetition of treatment might be needed in the future. If you have a dominant scar on a visible body part then laser scar removal might be an option for you.
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