Scars

Comfortably remove your scars

Scars are an unfortunate part of life, caused by most types of skin injuries. Modern laser technology offers patients the possibility to remove scars with skin resurfacing techniques.

What are scars?

Scars occur after the skin has been broken and are part of the natural healing process. Following injury to the skin, collagen forms beneath the wound to reconnect the tissue. A scab appears on the surface of the wound to protect the new skin being formed.

Scars can come in a range of different shapes, sizes and colours depending on the type of wound, wound location and wound size. Nutritional and genetic factors also play a role in wound healing and scar formation. Scars often start off as dark red or purple, before eventually fading to a pale pink or silvery colour.

There are three main types of scars – hypertrophic, stretch marks and atrophic. Hypertrophic scars are raised from the skin, stretch marks are bands of wrinkled skin caused by changes in weight and pregnancy, and atrophic scars are sunken into the skin – commonly caused by skin diseases such as acne.

Treatment

Laser technology is ideal for effectively treating and removing a wide range of scar tissues. Modern lasers are capable of delivering a range of energy wavelengths – with different energies being suited to different types of scars.

Clinical research has found that the different wavelengths produced by Fotona lasers improve the aesthetic appearance and tissue quality of hypertrophic, atrophic and stretch mark scarring. The findings show an improvement in blood flow, flexibility and volume in the scar tissue following laser treatment.

Laser skin resurfacing and scar revision also sees a fast recovery – speeding up the rejuvenation of skin cells when compared to conventional methods.

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