What is Laser Scar Removal?

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Having a scar can put a damper on your confidence. Whether it’s on your face or somewhere more concealed that you can sometimes hide, scars are often the most frustrating kinds of imperfections. 

Especially during this time of the year when bathing suits are the norm, our insecurities can get the best of us. Some ointments and creams might be able to help to fade these marks, but laser scar removal tends to be far more successful. If you suffer from scars that are making you self-conscious, keep reading to learn how laser scar removal can help.

What Causes Scars

A scar develops on the surface of the skin when something goes wrong during the healing process. Often it has to do with the production of fibrous tissue that the body produces after the skin experiences a trauma. Even though it’s a natural occurrence, this tissue appears different from our natural skin tone. Made of collagen and rows of connective tissue cells, the fibrous tissue often appears thinner, lighter, and uneven compared to your regular skin. If collagen isn’t produced properly, you could be left with a keloid or hypertrophic scar. Fortunately, laser scar removal can fix this.

How Laser Scar Removal Works

If you’re ready to get rid of your scars, laser scar removal is your best option to have your skin looking as good as new. Using fractional lasers, a licensed medical laser technician can target and destroy the fibrous tissue, which is ultimately made up of damaged skin cells that are causing your scar. By creating microscopic wounds deep within the layers of the skin, your body begins to go through the healing process again. Your body is given the opportunity to heal properly this time around. After several laser treatments, the skin will produce enough new skin cells and collagen that the scar begins to fade. Over time, it will disappear completely.

Other common forms of scar removal that you might be considering include chemical peels, dermabrasions, punch excisions, and skin grafting. What makes laser scar removal more popular is the fact that fractional lasers can target damaged skin cells without causing any damage to the skin’s surface. This means that you can eliminate your scars with minimal or no side effects, and without having to take any time off from work. Treatments are quick and painless, and you can get right back to your routine after each laser session.

Another reason people choose laser scar removal over other treatment options is because lasers are far more precise. Your licensed medical laser technician can target the skin surrounding the scar without having to treat otherwise healthy skin. That’s not the case for other scar removal methods. All other methods force you to damage the skin surrounding the scar tissue as well, as they aren’t capable of being quite so precise.

Laser Scar Removal for Acne

One of the most frustrating kinds of scars come from acne, as these are nearly impossible to cover up. Different from the kinds of scars you get from cuts or scrapes, acne scars develop after a blemish pops up and breaks the skin. During the healing process, if too little or too much collagen is produced, a scar will develop. These scars often appear as wavy bumps or pitted holes, depending if they are hypertrophic or atrophic scars. Those who suffer from excessive breakouts know that acne scars can completely change the texture of your skin, making the surface rough and uneven. Fortunately, laser scar removal can target the damaged skin cells that cause acne scars, significantly reducing their appearance.

Other Imperfections Lasers Can Treat

Laser technology has advanced so that far more imperfections can be treated than ever before, all in as little as twenty minutes. By targeting damaged skin cells, you can completely rejuvenate your skin and take years off your face. Lasers can treat:

  • Fine Lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Sun Spots
  • Acne
  • Large Pores
  • Birthmarks
  • Age Spots
  • Skin Elasticity
  • Freckles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Skin Discoloration

Whether you’re looking to get rid of a single scar or think you might benefit from complete skin rejuvenation, lasers are definitely the best way to go. You won’t believe the results you’ll get and how flawless your skin will start to look after just one treatment. Check out how laser treatments are performed by watching this video: