Laser therapy makes use of focused light beams for treating damaged areas on the face and body. It can improve vision, remove growths (like tumors), treat pain, and stop hair loss. Laser therapy can also help in improving the appearance of scars. Treatment of scars using laser is an outpatient procedure. Your laser specialist will move a laser wand repeatedly on the skin for removing damaged skin cells and diminishing scars. The following types of scars can be removed using laser therapy:
Your medical spa treatment expert may advise not to get laser therapy if you have light sensitivity. You should speak with your doctor to determine whether you are a good candidate or not. Laser treatment is discouraged if patient is on blood thinning medications as well, because of an added risk of bleeding. You may be discouraged from getting laser treatments if you have:
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You should understand that laser therapy doesn’t make scars disappear. Instead, it is designed for making the scar less noticeable in appearance. Your body will begin repairing skin injuries by creating scabs. This is to protect the wound from germs. The scab eventually falls off. Sometimes, the new skin that forms under the scab is of the same color as the body. However, it is possible for scars to form after the scab falls off in case of deeper injuries. Scars tend to become lighter and fade away with time. However, in case of permanent scars laser treatment is recommended for removing the outer layer of the skin’s surface. This basically helps in smoothing the skin for an improved tone and appearance. Lasers are also used for targeting blood vessels in the scar tissues for reducing redness. They can stimulate the formation of new skin cells after penetrating the skin’s surface.
These are a few possible procedures:Ablative or laser resurfacing
This treatment helps in improving the appearance of warts, scars, and wrinkles. Skin resurfacing removes the outermost skin layer and eliminates damaged skin cells. Erbium laser is used for surface scars and carbon dioxide (CO2) laser is used for deeper scars.Fractionated laser resurfacing
This laser penetrates into the deeper skin layers. It is used for removing dark pigmented cells and stimulating collagen production for cell renewal.Non-ablative laser resurfacing
This laser treatment penetrates the innermost skin layers. It stimulates cell renewal and collagen production. It is helpful in replacing damaged skin cells. Laser scar treatment is an outpatient procedure with varying session lengths. You should expect mild discomfort for which your provider will apply topical anesthetic. For larger scars, the treatment provider may sedate you. EllEve Med Spa receives patients from Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, and nearby areas for innovative and advanced skin enhancement treatments.
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