After a skin injury, a scab develops over the surface of the injury to protect it from germs. Once the injury is healed, the scab falls off. Sometimes, the healed skin is the same color as the rest of the body. However, sometimes, after a serious injury, the healed skin under the scab is a different color, leaving a scar which, though may fade or get lighter overtime, does not go away completely.
Lasers are then used to remove the outer layers of the damaged skin surface to even the skin tone and improve the appearance of scars.
Laser treatments for scar reduction help to reduce the appearance of scars by reducing the redness around the scars. The laser targets blood vessels in the scar tissue. It is made to penetrate the skin’s surface and stimulate the growth of new skin cells.
1. The skin is cleaned with the cleansing agent.
2. A topical anesthetic is used to numb the skin.
3. Focused light therapy is then used to remove the outer layer of the skin to stimulate the production of new skin cells to cover the damaged ones.
• Fractional CO2 and Er:Yag laser
• Intense pulsed light (IPL) and radiofrequency (RF)
Scar reduction laser treatments help reduce the appearance of;
• Stretch marks
• Age spots
• Dark spots
• Any pain, redness or swelling will disappear in a couple of days
• The healing process post treatment is quick (3-10 days depending on the intensity of the treatment)