Laser treatment of scars
Scar is a former skin lesion consisting of untidy collagen fibers. Such skin marks usually appear due to illnesses, traumas, surgeries or burns. Large scars can be in prominent places or interfere with movements, which for many can cause negative sensations or psychological discomfort.
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. The good news is that using a powerful “Lumenis CO2 Acupulse” and the German “Asclepion Erbium: YAG Dermablate” laser – scar removal becomes a completely simple procedure that guarantees fast healing and excellent results!
About the procedure
Scars are removed with the help of multifunctional laser that ensures the procedure is carried out precisely, safely and accurately. Although laser treatment cannot completely remove the scar, after treatment, scars become less noticeable, softer, cause less discomfort.
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. At the site of exposure, skin is damaged in form of multiple columns preserving skin in between. Later new cells are produced in the affected areas. This technology helps the skin regenerate and produce collagen without damaging surrounding tissue. This ensures faster healing and decreases risk of complications. 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 the right 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.
Scars after surgical interventions can be treated a few weeks after removal of the sutures, acne scars laser treatment can be applied only after reaching the remission of the disease.
- An effective procedure with lumenis CO2 Acupulse, the only powerful laser in Lithuania, which affects both the upper and deep layers of the skin to provoke the production of new skin cells and collagen fibres.
- Fractional skin rejuvenation is the gold standard for treating scars caused by skin damage or acne.
- Excellent aesthetic results that reduce the psychological discomfort caused by scarring.
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.
If you are using anticoagulants (blood thinning drugs), stop taking them at least 3 days before the procedure.
If you are taking photosensitizing drugs, inform your physician: retinoids, doxycycline, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, estrogens and progestins (oral contraceptives), anti-fungal drugs.
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 the 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.
Depending on the size of the treated area, the skin may be red, swollen, some heat may be noticed after the procedure.
Possible skin peeling.
It’s recommended to avoid hot water baths and showers for at least 48 hours after the procedure.
Protect the treated area from direct sunlight, use sunscreens (at least 50 SPF, head protection) for at least 6 weeks.
After the procedure, the cream/ointment specified by the specialist should be applied 3-4 times a day until 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.
Do not scrub the affected area at least 4 weeks, avoid chemical procedures.
Remember that treatment procedures always hold risks, but this treatment has only few reported complications:
Treatment area and skin around it may turn red, swollen, scabs or vesicles may form. They should not be scratched. 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.
Scars (from acne), hypertrophic changes with ERBIUM:YAG laser (up to 2 cm2)
Scars (from acne), hypertrophic changes with CO2 laser (up to 2 cm2)
Scars (from acne), hypertrophic changes with ERBIUM:YAG laser (up to 4 cm2)
Scars (from acne), hypertrophic changes with CO2 laser (up to 4 cm2)
Scars (from acne), hypertrophic changes with ERBIUM:YAG laser (palm-sized area)
Scars (from acne), hypertrophic changes with CO2 laser (palm-sized area)
Scar treatment with KENALOG injections
Dermatovenerologist consultation during the procedure, local anesthesia, post-procedural care, kit for home care