Laser removal of scars and scars: the pros and cons of the procedure


ANDeven a slight lack of skin can sport a woman’s mood, especially when it comes to scars and scars. Such unaesthetic marks can appear as a result of any skin injury – burns, cuts, surgery and even a pimple. Fortunately, science does not stand still, and today there are technologies that seem to erase ugly prints from the skin.

One of the most effective and popular methods of getting rid of scars and scars is considered to be a laser (see the 5 most popular laser treatments here). BeautyHack has figured out this issue and is ready to share all the pros and cons of the procedure.

How it works?

Laser scar removal is the only procedure that reduces the depth of such skin imperfections, and in some cases even removes scars permanently. The essence of the method lies in the fact that the laser beam as if erases the upper layers of the skin along with the scar tissue. And the high accuracy of the device allows you to act only on the damaged area of ​​the skin, without touching healthy tissues. In addition, the laser scar removal procedure stimulates the recovery processes in the treated areas, due to which collagen and elastin are synthesized, and this, in turn, leads to the formation of a normal skin structure in the damaged areas.

So different

Scars and scars are the formation of connective tissue in the wound healing area. They come in different sizes, colors and shapes, and according to these signs they are divided into several types – only a doctor can correctly determine which skin defect in you. Depending on the type of scars, different models of laser devices are used to remove them:

Erbium laser – acts on the skin in the most gentle way and gently polishes the skin. During the procedure, the cicatricial layers of the skin gradually evaporate.

Carbon dioxide or carbon dioxide laser is a device that doctors rarely choose, because, in their opinion, it is too aggressive for the skin.

Fractional laser is one of the most innovative devices, therefore, it is most often used to correct skin defects, as well as for anti-aging purposes (you can read about the first signs of aging at this link).

Pulsed laser – works best on fresh scars with an even reddish tint.

Neodymium laser – is distinguished by its ability to act on the inner layers of scar tissue, reducing the defect in size or completely eliminating it.

Important points

The procedure for removing scars and scars using a laser does not require special preparation. The only caveat is that if you decide on the procedure, stop sunbathing two weeks before the session.

Of course, before the procedure, you will need to meet your laser therapist and discuss all the nuances with him. The doctor will conduct a thorough examination of the defects, tell you about contraindications and give a little consultation on laser removal of scars and scars. He will also answer all your questions.

The scar removal procedure itself cannot be called very painful. For a more comfortable feeling, the area of ​​the skin with a scar is treated with an anesthetic. After that, the doctor adjusts the device based on your individual characteristics, and only then proceeds to skin resurfacing with a laser beam. Once the scar is removed, the doctor treats the skin with an antiseptic. And the procedure ends with recommendations for caring for the area of ​​the skin on which there was a scar.

Leaving after the procedure is also not difficult. Usually, it includes protecting the skin from UV radiation and high temperatures, as well as treating the place of laser exposure with a special ointment. Sometimes, in addition to general prescriptions, your doctor may prescribe pain relievers or antibiotics. Compliance with the recommendations will improve the effect after the procedure and make the rehabilitation period quick.

When should you opt out of laser scar removal?

Like any other serious procedure, laser scar removal has its own contraindications. These include blood diseases, cancer, diabetes mellitus, skin infections, and pregnancy. The doctor will answer all these questions in more detail.

Also, laser scar removal has a number of disadvantages, which are also worth knowing about before signing up for the procedure. The most common side effects are hyperpigmentation in the laser-treated area, allergic reactions and inflammation such as herpes or dermatitis.

In any case, it is possible to remove scars and scars using a laser only after consulting a specialist.

Text: Anya Sherstneva