Scars can be caused by accident, injury, or illness. They form when the dermis, which is the deep, thick layer of skin, becomes damaged. The body then forms new collagen fibers, a naturally occurring protein in the body, to mend the damage. This action results in a scar. The new scar tissue will have a different texture than the surrounding tissue. Scars vary in shape and size. They can start out red and thick and fade to a pinkish hue over time.
Skin care laser technology has advanced in recent years to the point where there are many different options that can be used to treat scars. Laser scar removal, or reduction, is one of the most common procedures performed. It is performed in a dermatologist’s office or at a skin laser clinic. With a laser, scars can be lessened significantly and possibly erased, depending on their severity. There are four main types of skin treatments available:
The type of skin laser treatment that will be most effective for you depends on the type of scar you have. A consultation with a doctor experienced in laser scar removal will determine the best strategy.
Dermabrasion is a non-laser technique that results in the skin having a smoother texture and healthy new skin cells are brought to the surface. Multiple treatments may be required to produce the best results. In general, dermabrasion results in a smooth, even skin texture and gives scarred skin a more uniform appearance. Dermabrasion is effective in improving superficial scars such as those left by acne. Scars from surgery, deep acne, or injury may be improved by skin resurfacing lasers or radiofrequency. Contact the offices today to discuss your specific needs and discover a treatment option that best suits your specific situation.
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