Laser scar removal is a non-surgical treatment that aims to minimize the appearance of scars. Patients choose laser scar removal because it’s effective at specifically targeting the scars without any damage to the surrounding areas.
Patients who suffer from acne scars or other scars due to injury or prior surgery, prefer the non-invasive method of laser scar removal. The treatment may require a few sessions in order to achieve the aesthetic goal.
What’s involved in the laser scar removal treatment?
The treatment is done on an outpatient basis, the laser pulses are directly targeting the affected areas on a deeper layer of the skin, and the body’s natural healing process will shed the damaged tissue and build a new layer by promoting collagen growth.
Minor discomfort and downtime is reported with a laser scar removal treatment. The results are a smooth surface with minimum scar visibility.
The treatment will take between 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the areas being treated. Patients return to normal activity soon after the treatment.
Redness, swelling and irritation will occur in the local area being treated, but this is temporary and relieved quickly.
Not all bodies and skin types are the same. The side effects may vary, and discussing all the details and asking all the questions prior to the treatment is the best way to ensure you’ve made the right choice.
Your provider may combine this treatment with other non-invasive skin care treatments or laser treatments in order to achieve the aesthetic goals you’re looking for.
Common questions to ask during your consultation:
- Will my skin discolor after this treatment?
- Will I have burn blisters that appear after the treatment?
- Can I be exposed to the sun after this treatment?
- How much improvement can I expect after the treatment?
- How many laser scar removal treatments will I need for my scar?
Your provider will discuss the number of sessions you’ll need in order to achieve the aesthetic goals. It generally will require more than one session.
Your laser cosmetic provider can also provide you with instructions and details about pain medication and topical solutions you may be able to use after the treatment.
Like any other laser treatment, there are post-treatment instructions and precautions that must be followed by you to ensure a successful outcome. You are urged to follow the post-treatment instructions.