Laser technology has made it possible to remove a wide variety of scars. It is often difficult to minimize scars, including those left behind by surgery, but laser scar removal is very effective in helping to fade them.This involves the use of fractional laser technology to renew the skin, and remove scar tissue.
Laser scar removal
This is a cosmetic procedure that is done to rejuvenate the face, reduce the effects of age, and remove scars and other skin imperfections. It is a safe, non-invasive procedure that gets rid of the damaged outer layers of the skin, while stimulating new skin cells.
How it works
At the Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery located in Lanham, MD, they use the 1540nm fractional laser for scar removal. Fractional lasers are very effective, because they only affect the targeted area of the skin, and not the entire skin surface. Treatment is applied to specified regions, thereby leaving surrounding healthy skin intact. The healthy skin that is preserved begins the healing process, and consequently, the skin heals faster after laser skin resurfacing.
Fractional lasers also stimulate the production of collagen below the surface. Collagen is needed to make the skin firm and improve skin tone and texture. The 1540nm fractional laser is suitable for all skin types. After treatment there is a noticeable reduction in the appearance of the scars, as new skin emerges to replace the scar tissue.
Benefits of laser scar removal
• The procedure is simple and can be done in 30 minutes or less (this may vary depending on the size of the treatment area).
• The pain and discomfort is minimal.
• There is a short recovery period after treatment, so patients can quickly resume regular activities.
• Produces excellent aesthetic results, the skin will be smoother, fresher, and younger in appearance.