Facial Scar Revision
A scar can occur any time the skin is cut, abraded or burned. With the exception of very small lesions, every wound will result in some degree of scarring. It is a natural, biological process of wound repair when the fibrous tissue replaces normal skin after injury. Scar tissue is composed of the same collagen as the tissue it replaces, but their composition is different resulting in different appearance than normal, healthy tissue. How the scar forms depends on factors such as your age, skin color, texture and tone.
There are several types of scars. Lasers can help remove or significantly reduce the appearance of many of them including:
Hypertrophic Scars. These scars form as a result of collagen overproduction and are firm, raised and pink. They stay within the borders of your wound and tend to develop soon after your injury usually 4-8 weeks after injury.
Keloid Scars. They are more serious form of hypertrophic scars that often spread outside the borders of injury. Keloids are irregularly shaped, tend to enlarge progressively and may form months after your initial injury. Unlike hypertrophic scars, keloid scars do not subside over time. People with darker skin pigmentation are more prone to keloid scars.
Atrophic Scars. These scars have pitted appearance, are depressed and pin-like. This type of scarring is often associated with acne or chickenpox.
Laser scar removal is now the gold standard for removing many types of scars. Our Clinic uses cutting edge technology to significantly reduce the appearance of facial scars without harming surrounding tissue. In just a few, easy treatment sessions scars are less visible, leaving behind smooth, more attractive skin.
What to Expect
The process starts with a consultation to evaluate your skin and discuss your goals and expectations. After your skin examination, the technique best suited for you will be explained in detail. Treatment will depend on the size and type of scarring.
During the procedure, the laser is moved along your scar, vaporizing or removing the layer of skin. This exposes a more natural-looking skin layer that over time heals and minimizes your scar’s appearance.
Laser treatment sessions are simple, quick, non-invasive with little to no downtime, and with excellent results.