The appearance of scars can be upsetting. Regardless of when they occurred, scars are frequently thought of as permanent damage to the skin. With new skin treatments like ProFractional Lasers, the appearance of scars can now be greatly diminished.
Scars can vary in severity depending on where and how they happen. For minor injuries that could lead to scarring, using preventative creams or ointments may work. For more serious injuries or recurring trauma, this may not be enough.
Treatment that requires more effort for tough scarring is usually used for acne. Although it cannot be used during an actual outbreak, it can effectively treat scarring in both adults and young adults. For both facial and back acne scarring, lasers can greatly reduce the appearance of stubborn scarring.
Anyone can acquire a scar over the course of a lifetime. From small children who may injure themselves to teenagers with acne, scars can happen at any age. Some of the most common scarring is due to surgery, blemishes, trauma and burns.
A Profractional laser uses fractional non-ablative laser energy to dramatically reduce scarring from the top layer of skin. Regardless of the type of scar, ProFractional lasrs can effectively treat the targeted area by removing the top layer of skin. By impacting deeper layers of the skin, collagen can start to form, leaving new skin feeling firmer and tighter.
ProFractional treatment can include thermal heat for optimal results. The more heat that is generated, the more dramatic the improvement. Typically it takes up to three months to notice the full benefits of optimal thermal heating. Before opting for this type of treatment, an initial consultation can provide you with the opportunity to talk to a medical professional about any concerns or questions you may have.
Profractional laser treatments are considered moderately painful. If uncomfortable, a trained professional can help by using a cooling anesthetic. For larger scars, the option for sedation can be offered, but is usually not needed. There may be temporary side effects that include swelling or redness, but they disappear in a relatively quick time period.
After treatment, there may be initial swelling or redness. Depending on the size and location of the scar, this can last approximately four days. Smoother skin and a dramatic improvement in the minimization of scarring should happen within 4 weeks although improvement will be noticed earlier.
Not all skin is the same. Depending on the area where scarring has occurred, treatment options may vary. Deeper scars or scars that have been noticeable for many years can be more difficult to treat. Laser scar treatment can be used more than once for scars that are particularly stubborn.
To understand which type of treatment option works best for you, scheduling an initial consultation can give you the opportunity to talk to a trained medical professional about your health. Call Envee Aesthetics to book your first appointment.