Laser treatment of scars
Scars form naturally when damaged skin has finished healing. Such skin marks usually appear due to illnesses, traumas, surgeries or burns. It’s important to have good overall health and body condition. If you are severely tired, exhausted or lack vital nutrients, it’s harder for your body to heal and scars remain more visible. Large, very big scars in easily noticeable places, or scars that are interrupting regular movements can cause a lot of discomfort and negative emotions, which result in lower self-confidence.
There are several methods and techniques to heal scars. The most effective way is laser removal. It’s an innovative, non-invasive treatment that does not cause any discomfort and gives brilliant results.
About the procedure
Scars are removed with the help of multifunctional laser that ensures the procedure is carried out precisely, safely and accurately. Laser can heal not only the upper layer of the skin (epidermis), but also the deeper layer (dermis), therefore various size and shape scars can be removed. The procedure can be done at various areas of the body.
Scars or other skin problems are treated with the help of MicrosSpot technology, when laser beam is split into several hundreds of smaller rays visible to the eye. This technology helps the skin regenerate and produce collagen without damaging surrounding tissue. The scars fill up with freshly produced collagen and start to fade away. Large scars become smaller, softer, and less noticeable. The skin becomes more even, lighter.
How many procedures will be needed and how quickly the scar will heal depends on the following: the size of the scar, the place, shape, client’s age and age of the scar. Usually scar removal requires from 2 to 5 procedures – that’s exactly the amount of treatments that guarantees the best esthetical results.
Am I a suitable candidate?
If you have scars on facial or body areas, scars and marks from acne, then you’re a suitable candidate for this procedure. The best results can be reached with atrophic (hollow) and acne scars, which are usually relatively flat. However, if the scar appeared quite recently and is still in the forming stage (it can last from 6 months to several years), you should not feel rushed and try other removal methods before, which will lighten the scar and help it fade quicker.
Before the procedure
During the procedure
After the procedure
It’s recommended to avoid UV rays in the place you wish to treat for at least 4 weeks before the procedure, no sunbathing, solariums or self-tanners, use high SPF cream and head covers (if the procedure is done on the facial area) when out in the sun.
It‘s recommended to not plan holidays (especially to warmer places), photoshoots or other important events for a while if you want to look perfect, or any activities that might interfere with the healing process.
If you are using anticoagulants (blood thinning drugs), stop taking them at least 3 days before the procedure.
Inform the doctor if you are using drugs that are not compatible with this procedure: retinoid, photosensitizer, naproxen, anti-rheumatic drugs, chloroquine (drugs for malaria), and others. Also, inform the doctor if you ever had any plastic or reconstructive surgeries done.
There should be no pathological changes in the treatment area (inflammation, flaking, etc.).
It’s recommended to avoid any chemical exfoliation on the treatment area for at least 4 weeks before the procedure.
Before the scar removal procedure all aspects will be discussed with a doctor during a free consultation. The procedure is usually very well tolerated, if minor pain is noticed and you feel uncomfortable, you may be given local anaesthesia. During the procedure patients usually feel slight discomfort, warmth and slight tingling sensations are noticed as well.
It’s recommended to avoid hot water baths and showers for at least 48 hours after the procedure.
It’s not allowed to sunbathe or go to solariums. Cover the treated area and protect it from direct sun rays, use sunscreens with no less than 50 SPF for at least 6 weeks.
Apply special cream after the procedure 3–4 times per day till the skin heals (3–7 days).
If the treatment was done to the face, avoid make up for at least 3 days after the procedure.
Protect the treated area from dirt.
Do not scrub the affected area at least 4 weeks, avoid chemical procedures.
Remember that treatments are never without risk.
Usually this treatment has just a few complications:
Depending on the size of the treated area, the skin may be red, swollen, some heat may be noticed after the procedure. Some scabs or blisters may form, however no picking or scratching is allowed.
Possible skin peeling.
Sometimes pigmentation changes may appear (treated area may lighten or darken in comparison the skin around it), however that usually lasts from a few weeks to several months.
In very rare cases visible scars may form, skin might crack.
Laser treatment of scars kainos
Removal of scaring (from acne), hypertrophic lesions, stretch marks removal (up to 2 cm2)
Removal scaring (from acne), hypertrophic lesions, stretch marks removal (up to 4 cm2)
Removal of scars (from acne), hypertrophic lesions, stretch marks removal (hand-sized area)
Consultation with dermatologist during the procedure
free of charge