Scar laser treatment
Physicians Laser and Dermatology Institute doctors offer expertise in the treatment of scars through the use of various laser systems. Scar appearance can be significantly reduced, and self-consciousness and embarrassment can be diminished. Scars can be due to acne, previous surgeries, or other sources of trauma. There are many types of scars and multiple components which make up scar tissue. Therefore, it is important to find a provider with many modalities and different laser systems available to customize an individual scar treatment program that is right for you scar.
Atrophic scars are skin depressions resulting from tissue loss that occurs with trauma, including acne and surgery. Different laser systems can smooth uneven surfaces or minimize the red or dark color of certain scars. Some scars require treatment by a combination of lasers.
Hypertrophic and keloid scars are elevated or raised, and can be different from surrounding skin in color as well as texture. They can be caused from surgery, trauma or even acne. Various lasers flatten hypertrophic scars while reducing red or dark pigmentation and improving itching and burning sensations. Additionally, injectable medications can sometimes be used for thicker scars.
Scars are permanent, but with a series of laser treatments, their appearance can usually be improved. It is important to view your laser scar treatments as a process and journey that you will be undertaking with your doctor. Therefore, it is important to find a provider whom you trust.