Did you have acne as a teenager that left you with unwelcome acne scars that have become more apparent with age? If you are ready to remove these or any other scars, there are a range of effective options available, including laser technology. But can laser treatments really reduce scars.
Why you get scars
Scars occur as a result of the natural wound healing process that takes place when there is any type of injury to the skin. Scar tissue is comprised of collagen, which is the same protein found in skin, but the collagen in scar tissue is composed differently.
Can Laser Treatments Reduce Scars?
Thanks to advancements in laser technology, laser scar treatment is now a reality. There are several laser technologies that can be used to minimize the appearance of scars, including the Halo laser and the Vbeam pulsed dye laser. It typically takes a series of 4-5 sessions done over a period of several months, to achieve the desired scar reduction.
The Halo hybrid fractional laser is an innovative device from Sciton, which can be used to effectively treat mild to moderate acne scars. The Halo combines ablative and non-ablative lasers that pulse at the same time, treating the outer layer of skin, while stimulating collagen production in the deep layers. The combined action reduces the appearance of scars.
The Vbeam pulsed dye laser treats scars by delivering intense pulses of light to targeted areas of the skin. The laser energy is absorbed by the scar tissue and this process helps to break down the tissue, making scars less visible.
Are you ready to try laser scar removal? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Washington, DC area, Capital Laser & Skin Care, Chevy Chase, MD, is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.capitalskinlaser.com, or by calling (301) 760-2218.