Scars can be of different types which are caused because of different reasons. Scars may cause pain, tightness, itching, etc. Scars act as a reminder of past injury or people may feel plain unsightly. There are many options available to treat scars effectively. Different treatments are available based on the type of scar.
If the scar is an after effect of surgery, lasers treatment can be a better option for the treatment of scars. Laser treatment can be done after a few weeks of the removal of stitches. Scars caused because of acne can be treated when the acne is under control. The Plastic Surgery Center provides treatment of scars with three types of laser treatment.
Types of laser treatment for scars
- Laser resurfacing: Laser resurfacing removes the upper layer of the skin. This helps in the removal of the damaged skin cell at the surface of the skin. It is used for the treatment of acne scars, wrinkles, and warts. Doctors use erbium lasers for surface scars. Carbon dioxide laser is used in the treatment of deeper scars.
- Fractioned laser surfacing: Fractioned laser goes deep inside the skin layer to remove the pigmented cells. It helps in the production of collagen fiber and renews the skin cells. It makes the scar less noticeable.
- Non-ablative laser resurfacing: The heat lasers penetrate to the inner skin layer. This also stimulates collagen production and replaces damaged cells.
How the treatment works
Laser treatment doesn’t remove scar; they make the scar appear less noticeable. When a scar becomes permanent, laser treatment is the best option for the treatment of scars. This treatment smoothesskin tone and appearance. The laser treatment targets the blood vessels of the scar tissue which helps in reducing the redness.
The heated light of the laser travels through the skin and targets the damaged cells. The damaged cells are removed,andthe surface of the skin is penetrated to generate new skin cells.