Laser for Scars

A scar is a band of fibrous tissue formed at a spot of injury. At the wound site, the collagen fibers are arranged differently resulting in an unusual texture forming a scar. A scar is a normal healing mechanism of the body and appears raised and discolored that flatten and become lighter in shades over time. When the wound or injury affect deep layer, excess tissues and collagen are produced at the wound site and the collagen fibers cross-links to align in a single direction making them appear raised with a different texture. Laser treatment is the best method to deal with various types of scars. The type of scar developed at a wound site depends on numerous factors including the depth and size of the lesion, location, blood supply to the wound site, skin depth and shade and the direction of the scar. There are three types of scars:

  • Hypertrophic: when too much collagen is produced causing skin bumps or flaps on the skin.
  • Atrophic: during the healing process of an infected pore, the tissue may be lost causing depressions in the skin.
  • Acne scars: acne breakouts cause deep layer tissue damage forming scars.

Laser treatment for Scar

The Lumenis ResurFX is the most advanced non-ablative, fractional laser technology performed to treat the various types of scars. The advantage of the ResurFX laser treatment is that it is able to get enormous results with minimal recovery time. The ResurFX laser by Lumenis is a skin resurfacing selection that prioritizes patient comfort with non-invasive, painless and zero downtime. The procedure stimulates the skin to develop new collagen fibers without harming any skin. As collagen cells increase, the skin looks tighter, even and more youthful. ResurFX laser is delivered to the skin in tiny dots and to only a tiny proportion of the skin with a single pass to produce effective results, reducing the treatment time.

During a ResurFX laser skin rejuvenation treatment, the affected area is under a topical anesthetic to reduce the discomfort during the treatment. Additionally, a cooling air device is used during the procedure that blows refreshing, cold air on the treated areas. The treatment is an outpatient procedure and can be completed in around 20 minutes or more, depending on the size of the scar area. ResurFX uses a 1565 nm fiber laser with an advanced scanner that enables to choose from more than 600 combinations of shape, size and density for the most advantageous treatment option.

At Anew advanced aesthetic day care centre, we highlight on lumenis machinery laser treatments. We offer the best and latest treatment techniques for scar treatment using lumenis laser treatment from well qualified and experienced specialists to restore and revive skin condition. To know more about laser treatment for scars and treatment cost book an appointment now.

Authored By Dr. K Prem Anand - Facio Maxillary & Aesthetic Surgeon, Bangalore