If you have acne scars or scars from an injury, you may be wondering if you can get rid of them. While there is no magic wand that will remove a scar completely, laser scar reduction treatment is pretty close. It will reduce the appearance of several different types of scars so many of them are almost invisible.
Types of Scars
There are three main types of scars that respond to laser treatments, including:
• Scars raised above the skin level called keloid scarring. These scars are usually hard, purple and are caused when the body produces too much collagen while healing a lesion.
• Scars that are firm, pink and slightly raised are called hypertrophic scars and are common after an acne lesion heals.
• Scars that look like a tiny indention in the skin are also common after acne and are called atrophic. Sometimes called ice pick scars, they form when the skin doesn’t produce enough collagen to heal a lesion.
What to Expect
When you talk to our specialist, you will learn more about the type of laser that is best for reducing the appearance of your scars. If you are a good candidate for laser scar reduction treatment, you will be given a few instructions to follow before the treatment. For example, you’ll want to stop exposing the treatment area to direct sunlight, tanning beds or sun lamps as you can’t be treated if you have a tan.
After each treatment, our specialist will give you instructions for caring for your new and improved skin at home. To get the best results from your laser scar reduction treatment, you need to follow the instructions carefully.
You may count on the reduction of the appearance of your scars right after the treatment, but it may take some time. You may not see results immediately after the treatment. With that being said, you can immediately go back to most all of your daily activities after the treatment. This makes it a convenient treatment option for those with busy schedules.
Getting Started with Scar Reduction
Reach out to our team at Le Reve Skincare & Laser Center and learn more about laser scar reduction treatment. You may be able to finally get rid of those unwanted scars and have clear skin again for years to come. Our office is located in Fort Worth, TX. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started!