About Laser for Scars
Scars can be caused by any kind of injuries, burns, trauma and surgeries. Scarring generally happens as a part of natural healing process. Even a tiny scar may cause a big difference if your skin is flawless. If it is in a position that you can easily conceal it may not seem much of a problem. However, if you have a scar on your face, neck, hands or legs, it may quite embarrass you. Although there are many methods that treat scars, most of these do not in any way eliminate it completely. The only option that seems to work excellently here is laser.
Types of Scars
There are many kinds of scars such as:
- Keloid scars: When the healing process becomes aggressive you might come across these keloid scars. They are basically caused from the over-growth of the scar tissues. While going much beyond the actual injury, keloid scar might even hamper your movement. These scars are usually raised and appear shiny in a dome-shape. Their color may be anywhere from pink to red. Sometimes these can look large and ugly. They may even get tender, itchy or painful when you touch. Dark-skinned people are more prone to keloid scars.
- Contracture scars: If you have ever burnt your skin at any point of time, you are likely to get a contracture scar. This can happen because of the tightening of your skin and might impair your movements. Sometimes, these scars may even go deeper and affect your nerves and muscles.
- Hypertrophic scars: Hypertrophic scars are also raised reddish scars like keloid scars. However, they may not extend beyond the site of the injury. Excess deposits of collagen causes these scars and you may generally find them at sites of cuts, burns, pimples or body piercing. They thicken for a period of about six months and may be painful or itchy.
- Acne scars: Cases of severe acne may generally lead to scarring. They may look like deep pits or may be wavelike or angular in appearance. They darken over time and become permanent scars on your skin if left untreated.
- Surgical scars: When you have surgical wounds or wounds that have been repaired through stitches, the scars may haunt you throughout your life.
Types of Lasers treatments for Scars
Many types of lasers work for removing scars:
- Carbon Dioxide (Co2 ) Laser: If you have lighter skin you can go for the CO2 laser. Also, this is generally a one-time procedure although it does need quite a bit of time to recover. If you have chosen a good dermatologist this treatment might give you excellent results within a very short duration. It stimulates and controls the production of thermal collagen, giving you youthful and rejuvenated skin with time.
- Erbium Laser: If you have dark skin, Erbium laser could be a better option. The side effects here are minimal when compared to the CO2 laser as it involves a very selective process of destroying the affected cells. It causes minimal damage to the surrounding tissues. The downtime required is much lesser and you may not face much of side effects other than some redness, swelling or bruising.
- Pixel Laser Resurfacing: Here your skin is treated using microscopic tiny laser spots, pixel by pixel. Optic lens are used in this treatment to make sure no harm is caused to the surrounding skin. Once the absorbed light converts itself into thermal energy, the heat will smooth out your scars, tighten your skin, soften your wrinkles, minimize your pores and heal various other issues.
- Fraxel Laser Resurfacing: Fractional photothermolysis or Fraxel Laser resurfacing works by placing laser columns into your skin. It treats your skin in a very natural way, stimulating the collagen generation process. Within a couple of sessions you can enjoy flawless skin that you have always dreamed of
Why go for Laser for scar removal?
While other treatments only work on fading away the scars for a short while, Laser goes deep into the source and destroys the cells that cause these scars. It also works on giving you a better looking skin by stimulating the production of collagen. Through this method, you get rid not only of your scar but also of your fine lines, wrinkles and aging spots too. The benefits of laser treatments are many and include:
- Quick Recovery
- Faster Results
- Improved Appearance
Is it Right for you?
Although laser might work for any skin type, it is good to contact your dermatologist and find out if you are the right candidate for laser. In the following cases, laser may not be an advisable treatment:
- Pregnancy & Lactation
- Skin Allergies or infections
- Active Acne
Our Experienced Team:
If you have no idea about where to go for your laser treatment, you can try Dr. Rashmi’s clinic at Bangalore. She is a well-known and well-qualified dermatologist with a vast experience in treating various kinds of skin and hair problems. Her clinic is equipped with the latest equipment that uses sophisticated technology to provide effective and safe treatments. With complete support from her specialized team, she takes every little precaution to make sure her clients do not have to face any kind of unwanted side effects.
Dr. Rashmi has worked on a lot of clients and helped them get rid of their scars permanently. They have been extremely happy with the results and have recommended our services to many they know of. Some have even expressed their satisfaction by writing reviews that we have proudly put up on our testimonial page. You can go through some of these and get firsthand information about the quality of our treatments.
Since the cost per session might differ from one doctor to the other and one clinic to the other, the exact cost of your laser treatment for scar cannot be estimated right away. However, your dermatologist will be able to tell you this after evaluating your skin type, the type of treatment you would need, the number of sessions and so on. You can call us and fix up an appointment with Dr.Rashmi to avail a free consultation session. During this you can clarify any queries you may have about laser for scar.