What are scars?
Burns, wounds, acne, cuts, or abrasions can all cause damage to the skin. The remaining scar is evidence that the healing process has taken place.
Scars are thick, fibrous tissue that forms when skin tissue is repairing itself. There are effective methods to treat scars, but many variables must be taken into consideration when choosing the right treatment. The location of the scar, the size of the wound, the person’s age, the depth of the cut, and ethnicity are all factors.
How are scars treated with laser?
Laser Resurfacing is the ‘Gold Standard’ for scar revision.
Scars can be distracting and significantly impact your self-esteem. Lasers have been used for many years now to treat a wide range of scars. The laser is used to remove micron-thin layers of skin. Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, laser allows us to precisely control the depth at which skin is removed and can in turn make the treatment as mild or aggressive as it needs to be to achieve substantial improvements in the aesthetic appearance and overall tissue quality of a scar, including reducing redness, volume, and overall appearance.
Laser scar revision treatments with Nd:YAG and Er:YAG are minimally invasive with faster recovery than from more aggressive lasers. This allows the positive psychological impact of scar revision treatments to be realized much sooner and with less downtime.
Our laser scar revision can treat different types of scars including:
- Surgical scars
- Acne scars
- Deep scars (atrophic scars)
- Raised scars (hypertrophic scars)
- Brown scars (although multiple treatments may be necessary to treat pigmentation)
Treatments from $150
Stretch Mark Laser Revision
Stretch marks (striae) are a form of scarring on the skin that occurs from the stretching of the dermis, resulting in tearing of collagen and elastin fibres. Stretch marks often occur when the skin stretches due rapid growth or significant weight changes. Both men and women can suffer from stretch marks, but women are especially susceptible to stretch marks, particularly during pregnancy as a result of hormonal changes. Stretch marks usually appear as multiple red or purple lines and then fade to white/silver over time.
How are stretch marks treated with laser?
Stretch marks, as with scarring can be effectively improved with laser resurfacing. Each treatment can be adjusted to suit and address the depth, colour and thickness of the stretch marks. We recommend combining treatments with the use of topical products such as Environ vitamin A, C and E body oil to support long-term results.
Clinical Studies & Research
Treatment of Acne Vulgaris with 1064 nm Nd:YAG Laser Ruta Ganceviciene, Raimundas Meskauskas, Ausra Berzanskyte - Journal of the Laser and Health Academy Vol. 2015 VIEW PDF
Treatment of punched-out atrophic and rolling acne scars in skin phototypes III, IV, and V with variable square pulse erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser resurfacing. Wanitphakdeedecha R, Manuskiatti W, Siriphukpong S, Chen TM. Dermatol Surg. 2009 Sep;35(9):1376-83. VIEW PDF
Retrospective analysis of non-ablative scar treatment in dark skin types using the sub-millisecond Nd:YAG 1,064 nm Laser.Badawi A, Tome MA, Atteya A, Sami N, Morsy IA. Lasers Surg Med. 2011 Feb;43(2):130-6. VIEW PDF