SCARS: AN ANNOYING BLEMISH
Scars can be an irritating imperfection to live with. There are a wide range of sorts of scars that can start from various different conditions (e.g. acne scars, surgery scars etc). Contingent upon the kind of scar to be treated, an assortment of treatment options can be chosen. Laser scar treatment is a non-invasive, advanced way to deal with scar treatment that offers phenomenal outcomes without the discomfrot and downtime of surgery.
GET RID OF SCARS IN A GENTLE AND SAFE WAY
The ablative lasers are the “gold standard” of lasers for dermatological treatments. They ablate the skin with a level of accuracy that can be measured in microns. This makes it conceivable to securely and gently evacuate a wide assortment of lesions from the skin at epidermis and dermis level, including scars. Because of their simplicity of absorbtion in water, both the Erbium:YAG (2,940 nm) and the CO2 (10,600 nm) wavelengths are exceedingly suitable for this purpose. The MicroSpot treatment from Asclepion offers the likelihood to do fractional treatments too. This unique innovation permits the treatment of just “fractions” of the skin in the form of a grid. This is made possible by splitting laser beam into a few hundred partial beams, which are hardly visible to the naked eye. It triggers skin renewal and collagen development, without hurting the encompassing tissue. In only a couple of speedy, simple treatment formation, scars are substantially less obvious, leaving behind smoother, more appealing skin.
STRIAEDISTENSAE (STRETCH MARKS)
Another extremely regular flaw that can be effectively treated with the laser treatment are the striae distensae, otherwise called stretch marks. These blemishes are portrayed by straight groups of atrophic or wrinkled skin that result from excessive dermal stretching, for example, after fast weight reduction/increase, pubertal development or pregnancy. In the early stages, they are present as a dermal inflammation with enlarged capillaries, which brings about an erythematous appearance. In the terminal stage, striae show up hypopigmented and fibrotic owing to the straight deposition of dermal groups and the thinning of the overlying epidermis.
The consequence of laser scar treatment is a flattening of the edges of the scar, a noticeable change in the skin surface and in the shade of the scar, which ends up plainly lighter.
SAFE REMOVAL OF SCARS
Laser scar removal can work on many skin types, including very light and very dark skin. The best results are observed on atrophic and acne scars, which are normally relatively flat. The procedure can also be used successfully for the treatment of striae, resulting in an improvement in the appearance of the scar (no removal). The treatment of hypertrophic and keloid scars (that are normally pink, raised, firm and erythematous) is not recommended.
Most people feel minimal discomfort during laser scar treatment. The treatment is normally well-tolerated, however a local anesthetic may be used for particularly sensitive areas.
According to the size and location of the scar, several sessions may be needed. A course of three to seven treatments can, in most cases, provide good aesthetic results.
The recovery time is usually very short. Most people resume regular activities immediately following the treatment session. During the first 48 hours, there may be a sensation of heat or burning similar to sunstroke – discomfort that will vanish thanks to the use of creams indicated by the physician. For 10-15 days afterwards, the skin will have a smooth appearance with a reddish color that can easily be covered with light makeup and without affecting your daily activities or social life.
Typical side effects include temporary redness and swelling, which should last only a few days. There is a low risk of prolonged itching, redness, and blistering. There may be some unsightly dark marks, which always disappear within a few weeks, either on their own or by following your physician’s instructions.