Laser scar therapy

Index:

  1. What is laser scar therapy?
  2. What can laser scar concealing techniques be used to treat?
  3. Who is a suitable candidate for this type of treatment?
  4. How is laser scar therapy administered?
  5. What type of doctor performs laser scar therapy?

 

 

What is laser scar therapy?

 

Laser scar therapy, otherwise known as laser scar concealing, is a treatment used to improve the appearance of scars, blemishes or marks on the skin.

 

 

 

 

What can laser scar concealing techniques be used to treat?

 

Laser scar concealer treatments can be used to even skin tone and reduce the visibility of scars, as well as other marks on the skin. Signs of scarring caused by acne, wounds and injuries may be improved by this treatment.

 

Surgical scars and burn injuries may also be treated with laser scar concealer. Additionally, this treatment may diminish the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation.

 

 

Who is a suitable candidate for this type of treatment?

 

Laser scar therapy is suitable for most people looking to minimise the appearance of scars. Some factors that may make patients unsuitable for this type of treatment include:

  • continuing acne
  • the presence of skin sores
  • open wounds

 

The treatment uses heat and light in order to effectively change the skin’s appearance, so people with high light sensitivity may not be suitable for laser scar therapy. Additionally, people with darker skin may not benefit from the procedure, as the laser can cause hyperpigmentation.

 

 

How is laser scar therapy administered?

 

A range of laser therapy techniques are available, differing in how the laser energy is delivered to the area requiring treatment and how it impacts the skin’s various layers.Specialist practitioners can best advise which type of laser therapy is most suitable for the individual patient, based on the scar or blemish requiring treatment, the patient’s skin type and other factors affecting their suitability.

 

During the treatment, the laser is applied directly to the skin. Pulses of light energy from the laser target blood vessels in the scar tissue which reduces redness. In scars with an uneven appearance, laser resurfacing is used to remove the outermost layers of skin, smoothing the overall appearance.

 

Laser treatment also promotes collagen production and growth of new skin cells which improves and smooths the area’s overall appearance. Depending on the severity of the scarring, various sessions of laser therapy may be required over time and the appearance of the area will gradually improve. The application, however, is painless.

 

 

What type of doctor performs laser scar therapy?

 

Specialist dermatologists perform laser scar concealing.

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